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Immunization and the Role of the Private Sector

Abt Associates conducted analyses of the role of the private sector in three different settings – Benin, Georgia, and Malawi. Each analysis resulted in a report containing information on the country’s private sector health services, policy implications, and recommendations for the provision of vaccinations in the private sector. Benin | Georgia | Malawi

Dear LNCT Members, We recently held a webinar discussing vaccine forecasting and budgeting tools and best practices. For those who participated, we hope you found the discussion useful. For those who were unable to participate, you can access the materials from the presentation under LNCT ‘Resources‘. The question and answer portion of the discussion was … Continued

Ask the Expert: Reporting on the MENA Region’s Immunization Financing Landscape

The LNCT Network Coordination team recently sat down with Miloud Kaddar, Senior Health Economist, Independent Consultant and LNCT Technical Facilitator, for an interview regarding his work on the recent UNICEF report, ‘Immunization Financing in MENA Middle-Income Countries’. Miloud, who does the UNICEF Regional Office in MENA serve and why did they contract you and Helen … Continued

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

TVEE Publishes Open Source Health Economics Courses on OpenCourseWare

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project is pleased to announce that three modules from its vaccine economics curriculum are now available to the public for free on the JHSPH OpenCourseWare (OCW). The modules published are Health Economics for Vaccines, Costing in Vaccine Planning and Programming, and Economic Evaluation and are available here. Anybody can … Continued

The Equity Impact Vaccines May Have On Averting Deaths And Medical Impoverishment In Developing Countries

A team of researchers modeled the equity impact of lives saved and medical impoverishment averted from immunization over the period 2016-30 in 41 low and middle income countries (DHS survey availability determined which countries were selected for inclusion). Of our 15 LNCT member countries, data from Armenia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Timor-Leste were included in … Continued

The Equity Impact Vaccines May Have On Averting Deaths And Medical Impoverishment In Developing Countries

Armenia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Timor-Leste

A team of researchers modeled the equity impact of lives saved and medical impoverishment averted from immunization over the period 2016-30 in 41 low and middle income countries (DHS survey availability determined which countries were selected for inclusion). Of our 15 LNCT member countries, data from Armenia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Timor-Leste were included in … Continued

Beyond Gross National Income: Innovative Methods for Global Aid Allocation

For many developing countries health assistance allocation is a paramount concern. Underlying issues are very important, including how agencies define need, determine eligibility, and decide what support to provide to whom. The governance of these processes is also crucial. The consequences of aid allocation decisions are enormous, and are felt most directly by billions of … Continued

Vietnam: Expanded Program on Immunization – EPI, Financing, and Gavi Transition Plan

Country spotlight presentation given by Associate Professor Duong Thi Hong (Deputy Director of National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Deputy Manager of Expanded Program on Immunization) during the LNCT December 2017 Hanoi Meeting. The presentation introduces EPI Vietnam, its financing, and its plan for Gavi transition.

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