Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Call for nominations for SAGE Working Group on hepatitis E vaccine

The Working Group will be asked to review the evidence with respect to the following questions/issues and to propose recommendations for review by SAGE. This will lead to the publication of a WHO vaccine position paper on the use of hepatitis E. The target date of the publication of the position paper is early 2015.

  • Review data regarding the global prevalence and burden of disease caused by hepatitis E virus infection.
  • Review issues related to hepatitis E surveillance
  • Review existing data on the safety, immunogenicity, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of the licensed hepatitis E vaccine
  • Review the hepatitis E vaccine pipeline.
  • Identify potential indications and uses for the hepatitis E vaccine in the context of other hepatitis E preventive, control and treatment strategies/tools
  • Provide draft recommendations on the potential use of hepatitis E vaccine.
  • To summarize existing evidence on the burden of hepatitis E and on the safety, immunogenicity, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of the licensed hepatitis E vaccine.
  • To provide SAGE with summaries and analyses needed to support its discussion and recommendation process.

Expertise needed

  • Expertise in hepatitis E epidemiology and control strategies
    • Epidemiologist
    • Clinicians
    • Hepatitis E virologist
  • Expertise in immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of available vaccine
    • Immunologist
    • Regulatory
    • Surveillance
    • Program management

Proposals for nominations should be sent by email to sageexecsec@who.int with Curriculum Vitae, indication of expertise and a completed declaration of interest form no later than Monday 9 September 2013.

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