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India Expert Advisory Group (IEAG)

The India Expert Advisory Group was established in May 1999 as a group of national and international experts on polio eradication, who would:

    • Monitor progress toward polio eradication in India
    • Provide technical advice to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, on immunization and surveillance activities for polio eradication and
    • Monitor the quality of immunization activities, AFP surveillance and laboratory performance.

The IEAG meets on a periodic basis, the frequency being determined by the status of polio eradication in India. Meetings occur more frequently when urgent decisions must be made regarding matters such as acceleration of supplementary immunization activities, modifications in surveillance policies, or changing approaches to programme communications and social mobilization.

Members of India Expert Advisory Group

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