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Focus Area: Maintaining immunization performance during Gavi transition

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DPT3 Vaccine Coverage in Africa Data Visualization

This interactive data visualization maps DPT3 vaccine coverage in African nations in fine-scale, 5×5 kilometer increments, so that health officials nationally and locally can identify gaps in vaccine coverage and target interventions with precision, tailoring health policy decisions at local levels. This visualization was developed as part of the Mapping diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage in Africa, 2000-2016: … Continued

Mapping Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus Vaccine Coverage in Africa, 2000–2016: A Spatial and Temporal Modelling Study

Background Routine childhood vaccination is among the most cost-effective, successful public health interventions available. Amid substantial investments to expand vaccine delivery throughout Africa and strengthen administrative reporting systems, most countries still require robust measures of local routine vaccine coverage and changes in geographical inequalities over time. Methods This analysis drew from 183 surveys done between … Continued

New Spatial Study Helps Identify Where to Improve Vaccine Delivery in Africa

While many African nations have made substantial progress in vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases, wide discrepancies remain within countries, according to a new scientific study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The spatial and temporal modelling study, Mapping diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage in Africa, 2000-2016: a spatial and temporal modelling … 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

New Podcast Discusses New Technologies, Strategies, and Partnerships to Improve Vaccination Rates and Strengthen Immunization Systems

Greater attention and resources to low-income country vaccination programs over the last decade have resulted in tremendous gains in immunization coverage. But coverage rates have now stalled, calling for new approaches to overcoming enduring barriers to health care access. In this episode of Take as Directed, Dr. Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery for the … Continued

Senegal Becomes the First Gavi-supported Country in West Africa to Introduce HPV Vaccine into its Routine Immunization Program

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, was introduced into Senegal’s national routine immunization program at the end of October by Senegal President, Macky Sall. The first vaccine was delivered during a high level event attended by the First Lady of Senegal and 14 other First Ladies from the African continent. The … Continued

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Introduction in South Africa: Implementation Lessons From an Evaluation of the National School-Based Vaccination Campaign

Background In April 2014, a national school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program was rolled out in South Africa, targeting Grade 4 girls aged ≥9 years. A bivalent HPV vaccine with a 2-dose (6 months apart) schedule was used. At the request of the National Department of Health (NDoH), an external assessment of the first-dose phase … Continued

The Role of National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) in Strengthening National Vaccine Decision-making: A Comparative Case Study of Armenia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda

Introduction Improving evidence informed decision-making in immunization is a global health priority and many low and middle-income countries have established National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) as independent technical advisory bodies for this purpose. NITAG development and strengthening has received financial and technical support over the past decade, but relatively little evaluation. This study examined NITAGs in six … Continued

BID Initiative Launches Set of Tools to Improve Immunization Service Delivery

Over the last five years, the BID Initiative has created several planning, implementation, and data strengthening tools that can be used to improve immunization service delivery. The planning tools can help stakeholders understand the landscape for immunization service delivery, as well as the different actors who can contribute to the success of the implementation; the … Continued

NITAG Resource Center

The NITAG Resource Center provides essential documents needed for NITAG establishment, strengthening, and evaluation. Use the interactive map to see each country’s NITAG status, the media center to easily search for guidelines, reports, training, or scientific publications, and the news and events to explore upcoming events relevant for NITAG members. The platform  was created AMP’s … Continued

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