WHO meeting on strengthening the measles and rubella laboratory network in the Russian Federation and newly independent states (2015)




20–22 May 2015, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

This meeting was a follow-up of a meeting on the updated verification process and measles and rubella elimination requirements in the WHO European Region (19–20 May 2015), which hosted, along with chairpersons of the national committees for verification and epidemiologists, also the heads of the national laboratories, as strongly recommended by the participants at the 2014 Russian Federation-NIS MR Labnet meeting. The format of group sessions provided a platform for the heads of laboratories to discuss jointly with epidemiologists the updated national template for the measles and rubella elimination status report.