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Causality assessment training on adverse events following immunization, 19–22 November 2011

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A WHO training course on causality assessment of adverse events following immunization was conducted in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran from 19 to 22 November 2011. Although vaccines are among the safest pharmaceuticals adverse events following immunization do occur.

The investigation of the causality of adverse events following immunization, particularly the most serious, is challenging because all possible causes must be considered. This 4-day training course to conduct causality assessment of adverse events following immunization aimed to strengthen surveillance of these events in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Health experts from the Food and Drug Organization, national regulatory authorities, disease management centres, universities of medical sciences, pediatricians and experts from immunization programmes attended the training session, which was facilitated by WHO staff and consultant.

Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands

79 926

Total health expenditure (as % of general government expenditure)

17.5

Maternal mortality per 100 000 live
births

25

Primary health care units and centres

2.8

Life expectancy

75.5

Source: Country statistical profiles (2017)

Islamic Republic of Iran country health profile

Regional Health Observatory