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Focus Area: Maintaining political will and commitment during transition

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Re-evaluating the Potential Impact and Cost-effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccination in 73 Gavi Countries: A Modelling Study

Background Previous studies have found rotavirus vaccination to be highly cost-effective in low-income countries. However, updated evidence is now available for several inputs (ie, rotavirus disease mortality rates, rotavirus age distributions, vaccine timeliness, and vaccine efficacy by duration of follow-up), new rotavirus vaccines have entered the market, vaccine prices have decreased, and cost-effectiveness thresholds have … Continued

Rotavirus Vaccination is Cost Effective and Saves Lives, New Analysis Finds

In an analysis published in the December issue of The Lancet Global Health, investigators from PATH, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed the potential costs of rotavirus vaccination for 10 successive birth cohorts (from 2018 through 2027) in 73 countries eligible for Gavi support, compared … Continued

Georgia’s Introduction of the Hexavalent Vaccine: Lessons on Successful Procurement and Advocacy

Georgia

This blog is also available in Russian.  Authors: Eka Paatashvili and Vladimer Getia As countries transition from Gavi support, sustaining access to affordable and high-quality vaccines is one of many challenges they face. Fully self-financing countries need to maintain their immunization programs while also committing increased funds for new vaccine introductions. Vaccine price and quality … Continued

Measles Outbreaks in an Interconnected World

Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shared why he believes in vaccination in an early interview with The Optimist. He recently wrote a new piece for CBS on how resurgent measles outbreaks are underscoring the importance of vaccines. Please find an excerpt below, which originally appeared in February’s … Continued

UNICEF Immunization Financing in MENA Middle-Income Countries

Most Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have high immunization coverage rates. But immunization coverage has dropped considerably in some (including Iraq, the Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen), due to the conflicts, instability and the prevailing geopolitical situation in the region. Approximately 1.3 million surviving infants in MENA missed their third dose of DTP … Continued

WHO Immunization Advocacy Resource Library

World Health Organization’s (WHO) Immunization advocacy library contains useful resources, information, and factsheets related to messaging on immunization and data on vaccination that can help immunization program managers and other stakeholders advocate for prioritization of immunization in political agendas and public health budgets.

Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) 2011-2020

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) is a framework approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to achieve the Decade of Vaccines vision by delivering universal access to immunization. The mission outlined in the GVAP is straightforward: improve health by extending by 2020 and beyond the full benefits of immunization to all people, … Continued

Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence (VoICE) Tool

VoICE is a browsable, queryable online database intended to capture the many ways in which immunization can be valued, and the evidence supporting this more comprehensive view of the value of vaccination. The information contained in the compendium has been drawn from peer-reviewed literature, expert commentaries and other high quality sources and synthesized with policy-focused … Continued

Vaccination and Trust Library – Resources to Make the Case for Immunization Programs

WHO’s Vaccination and Trust Library contains advice, articles, and facts on building trust in vaccines and immunization programs with different parties. The documents and factsheets provide practical guidance on topics ranging from crisis communications, working with journalists, stakeholder management, how to respond to concerns and myths about vaccinations, and much more.

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