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From Silos to Sustainability: Transition Through a UHC Lens

Focusing attention only on replacing external assistance with domestic revenues for the programmes concerned is problematic in two ways: firstly, this approach limits the sustainability question to revenues, and secondly, it limits the scope for action to the specific health programme that was receiving external support. The commitment countries have made to universal health coverage … Continued

Challenges to Sustainable Immunization Systems in Gavi Transitioning Countries

A new study conducted by the World Health Organization documents the programmatic challenges related to decision-making for immunization policy, delivery of services, and access to affordable and timely supply in Gavi transitioning countries. The study consisted of a literature review as well an analysis of country assessments conducted by immunization partners. The analysis includes data … Continued

Lessons in Transition: The Honduras Experience

In 2016, Honduras successfully transitioned out of Gavi support to fully fund its own immunization program. Former Minister of Health in Honduras, Dr. Edna Yolani Bátres, reflects on her country’s experience of transition and shares lessons learned in this new Q&A.

Highlights from This Year’s Global Immunization Meeting: Navigating Transitions

This year’s Global Immunization Meeting (GIM) took place on June 26-28, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Approximately 240 participants attended, including Ministry of Health representatives from LNCT members,  Ghana, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Timor Leste. The topics covered ranged from the challenges associated with transitioning from donor financing to the future goals for global and regional … Continued

Transition Twins: Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste Team Up for Sustainable Immunization

Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste

Over 5,000 kilometres separate Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste, but there are strong parallels between the countries’ two health systems. Both have lived through recent devastating internal conflict. Both have had to rebuild and reintegrate their health infrastructure. And, in the past two years, both have also transitioned out of Gavi support to take fully responsibility … Continued

Thank you to all of those who participated in today’s webinar on Vaccine Prices for Countries After Gavi Transition. We hope you found the information presented by our Gavi colleague, Juliette Puret, very useful. For those who were unable to participate, you can access the materials from the presentation under LNCT ‘Resources‘. The question and … Continued

LNCT Webinar Resources: Vaccine Prices for Countries After Gavi Transition

The LNCT webinar, ‘Vaccine Prices for Countries After Gavi Transition,’ took place on 17 July 2018. The webinar materials were presented by Juliette Puret, Senior Programme Manager, Immunization Financing and Sustainability, Gavi. Included here are the presentation materials used for the webinar. Presentation Slides: English | Français | Portugués | русский View the webinar recording here.

What You Should Know About Global Health Financing Transitions: Five Key Takeaways

Projected Health Financing Transitions: Timeline and Magnitude, a new working paper that was recently released, maps out an indicative timeline of transition through 2040 across five global health financing mechanisms, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Research findings from the paper show that: By 2040, Gavi will see major transformations of its funding portfolios Countries in … Continued

Projected Health Financing Transitions: Timeline and Magnitude

Projected Health Financing Transitions: Timeline and Magnitude, a new working paper that was recently released, maps out an indicative timeline of transition, along with the fiscal impact, through 2040 across five global health financing mechanisms, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Research findings from the paper show that: By 2040, Gavi will see major transformations of … Continued

Transitioning Financial Responsibility for Health Programs from External Donors to Developing Countries: Key Issues and Recommendations for Policy and Research

This paper, published in the Journal of Global Health, explains why the transition of financing responsibility for health programs from external donors to domestic governments is picking up momentum; highlights the main challenges that countries and donors face in achieving smooth transitions that preserve health gains; points to the key strategies and tools that should … Continued

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