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Takeaways From the LNCT-VPPN Joint South East Asia Regional Workshop on Vaccine Procurement: Yangon, Myanmar (September 12-13, 2019)

Indonesia, Lao PDR, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Authors: Grace Chee, Miloud Kaddar, and Elizabeth Ohadi The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN), in collaboration with the National Institute of Vaccines (NVI) Thailand, co-hosted its second regional procurement workshop in Yangon, Myanmar on September 12-13. Delegations from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, … Continued

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

Georgia

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 are key factors in the decision to … Continued

Takeaways from the Third LNCT Networkwide Meeting: Tangerang, Indonesia (July 3-5, 2019)

Authors: Grace Chee, Elizabeth Ohadi, and Leah Ewald Fourteen member countries gathered for the third Networkwide Meeting of the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) in Tangerang, Indonesia. This year’s meeting followed the theme of “Resource Mobilization: Moving Beyond Vaccines.” Countries spent three days in focused and energized discussion around common budget gaps for … Continued

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Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – São Tomé e Príncipe Interview on Building an Effective CCG

During our network-wide meeting, which took place in Tangerang, Indonesia in July 2019, we sat down with a few participants to hear about their experiences related to topics around their Gavi transition experiences. This interview features the following LNCT members: Interviewer: Cristiana Toscano, Professor, Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil and LNCT Technical Facilitator Interviewees: … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – Côte d’Ivoire Interview on What They Hope to Learn from LNCT

Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire

During our network-wide meeting, which took place in Tangerang, Indonesia in July 2019, we sat down with a few participants to hear about their experiences related to topics around their Gavi transition experiences. This interview features the following LNCT members: Interviewer: Alexis Mourou Moyoka, Head Doctor of the EPI, Congo Interviewees: Mamadou Samba, Director General … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – Lao PDR Interview on Takeaways from LNCT’s National Heath Insurance Workshop

Lao PDR

During our network-wide meeting, which took place in Tangerang, Indonesia in July 2019, we sat down with a few participants to hear about their experiences related to topics around their Gavi transition experiences. This interview features the following LNCT members: Interviewers: Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, New Vaccine and Vaccine Safety Coordinator, EPI, Ghana Yaw Opoku-Boateng, Deputy Director, … Continued

Events

Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop

11/18/2019 - 11/19/2019

Geneva, Switzerland

LNCT and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Vaccine Confidence Project will be holding a workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on November 18-19 to support countries in addressing vaccine hesitancy. The two-day workshop will bring together participants from six countries – Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Uzbekistan – that have indicated vaccine … Continued

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Center for Global Development – Global Immunization and Gavi: Five Priorities for the Next Five Years

Below is an excerpt from the Center for Global Development’s overview note.  Child vaccination remains among the most cost-effective uses of public and aid monies.[1] In a highly contested funding environment where priorities must be set for the allocation of scarce concessional resources, investment in expanding the availability and coverage of cost-effective vaccination must come … Continued

Let Managers Manage: A Health Service Provider’s Perspective on Public Financial Management

This post originally appeared on the World Bank’s Investing in Health Blog. Below is an excerpt from the blog. In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), public financial management (PFM) reforms often consist of a standard set of interventions  to strengthen the overall strategic allocation and accountability of public funds. They are often not sufficiently customised or … Continued

Materials from Immunization Economics’ 2019 iHEA Pre-Congress Session Now Available

As part of the 2019 iHEA biennial world congress in Basel, Switzerland, the Immunization Economics Special Interest Group (SIG) organized a pre-congress session on July 13-14. The program, which focused on the generation and use of information surrounding immunization costing, financing, and value of vaccination, included: Featured updates on research findings, methodology, and cases; Concurrent … Continued

Events

Sixth Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for Low- and Middle-income Countries

11/18/2019 - 11/22/2019

Geneva, Switzerland

Course announcement WHO is pleased to announce the Sixth Advanced course on health financing for universal coverage for low- and middle-income countries, to be held from 18 to 22 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. This week-long advanced training program is organized by WHO’s Health Financing Policy team based in Geneva with selected contributions from global … Continued

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The Moth Storytelling Workshop for Those Personally Affected by Issues Related to Vaccines

02/03/2020 - 02/10/2020

Nairobi, Kenya

The Gates Foundation has an ongoing partnership with The Moth, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through this partnership, The Moth has agreed to run storytelling workshops to elevate the stories of the incredible advocates, leaders, researchers, health care workers, and development practitioners with whom we work. The Moth is … Continued

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