4th Meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) (2015)




The RVC met for the fourth time on 26–29 October 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 8-member panel evaluated annual status updates for 2014 and other documentation submitted by national verification committees, now established in 50 out of 53 Member States. The RVC concluded that as of the end of 2014, endemic measles transmission was interrupted in 32 Member States, and endemic rubella transmission was interrupted in 32 Member States. Based on its conclusions for the period 2012–2014, the RVC could for the first time verify interruption over a 36-month period, and thereby declare that 21 Member States eliminated measles and 20 Member States eliminated rubella during this period.