3rd meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC)




The RVC met for the third time on 10– 12 November 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 8-member panel evaluated 59 country reports, annual status updates (ASU) for 2013 and late-submitted elimination status reports (ESRs) for 2010–2012, received after the 2013 meeting. The RVC was pleased to note that 50 out of 53 Member States have now established NVCs and, as a result, more Member States had submitted timely and complete annual reports than in the previous year. Based on reports submitted, it was concluded that as of the end of 2013, there were 22 countries in which endemic measles transmission had been interrupted, and 23 countries in which endemic rubella transmission was interrupted.