Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

What is SAGE ?

Professor Helen Rees

During this 7-minute video, Professor Helen Rees, former Chair of WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, describes WHO's advisory framework for immunization policy, with a focus on SAGE. She describes SAGE's objectives, how members are selected, the rigorous procedures for management of declarations of interest, the agenda-setting process, and the work that proceeds and follows each SAGE meeting.

Professor Rees was speaking at the Global Vaccines 202X Access, Equity, Ethics Symposium, held on 2-4 May 2011 in Philadelphia, USA and organized by the Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy.


In the following videos, five individuals talk about their involvement in SAGE and the impact of SAGE in advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions.

  • Dr Rebecca Martin
    Director of the Global Immunization Division, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (previously with WHO European Region)

  • Dr Steve Landry
    Deputy Director of Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



Page last updated: 10 April 2014

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