Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization: Request for nominations

WHO is soliciting proposals for nominations for current vacancies on its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization. Nominations should be submitted no later than 7 May 2014. In view of the current SAGE membership, nominations are solicited for experts from the African, American, Eastern Mediterranean, South East Asian, and Western Pacific regions. Nominations will then be carefully reviewed by the SAGE membership selection panel, which will propose the selection of nominees to the WHO Director-General for appointment.

SAGE is the principal advisory group to WHO for vaccines and immunization. SAGE reports directly to the Director-General and advises WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccine and technology research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. Its remit is not restricted to childhood immunization but extends to all vaccine-preventable diseases as well as to all age groups. Please see this link for further information:

Members are acknowledged experts with an outstanding record of achievement in their own field and an understanding of the immunization issues covered by the group. Consideration is given to ensuring appropriate geographic representation and gender balance.

Instructions for nominations are available at the following link:

Last reviewed: 22 January 2014