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LIVE STREAM: COVAX Vaccine Roll-out

Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines funded through the Gavi COVAX AMC to lower-income countries has begun. You can watch a live stream of the vaccine roll-out on Gavi’s website here.

Country Readiness for COVID-19 Vaccines

This article is part six in a series of explainers on vaccine development and distribution and was originally published on the World Health Organization’s website. Below is an excerpt.  Countries are beginning to deploy COVID-19 vaccines, bringing new hope to the fight against the global pandemic. WHO, UNICEF, Gavi and many other partners are working together to support countries … Continued

Vaccinating Nations: Country Planning for an Unprecedented Immunization Campaign

This article was originally published on the World Bank’s blog. Below is an excerpt.  Below, we lay out the four key elements to consider when planning an end-to-end vaccination deployment. 1. Vaccine Strategy Vaccine strategies hinge on governments defining clear objectives for the short, medium, and long terms. These objectives help to define the priority … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter February 2021

LNCT UPDATES NEW LNCT BRIEF: Mobilizing Resources for Immunization in Decentralized Health Systems National immunization programs and immunization partners may need to consider new strategies to mobilize sufficient funding for immunization at subnational levels. This new LNCT brief outlines some of the key challenges found across LNCT countries with decentralized systems and offers several promising strategies for NIPs to … Continued

Upcoming Course on Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities Beginning February 2021

Register Today! DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 OR AS SOON AS WE REACH MAXIMUM COURSE CAPACITY (50 PEOPLE) The Boost Community, in partnership with Adaptive Change Advisors and People Power Health, is excited to offer the course Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities beginning February 2021. This course in adaptive leadership and community … Continued

Second Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available to the Public

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the second module of LNCT’s new online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Using data to understand immunization behavior and build demand strategies” is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module outlines the importance of using data to design … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter November/December 2020

LNCT UPDATES LNCT to Hold Session During Phase Two of the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020)LNCT’s organized Health Systems Research (HSR) session, “Should public health programs be integrated into national health insurance? The case of immunization”, will be taking place on December 9. The session will examine how the immunization programs in Georgia, Ghana, and Indonesia have … Continued

Vaccine Acceptance is the Next Hurdle

This story originally appeared on the World Health Organization’s website.  COVID-19 vaccines are finally within reach, with several breakthroughs on the horizon. This is good news at the end of a difficult pandemic year. But even after we have overcome the imminent challenges of sufficient supply, efficient rollout and equitable access, vaccine hesitancy will remain … Continued

The COVID Vaccine Challenges That Lie Ahead

This article originally appeared in Nature. Read the full article here.  Large clinical trials of four vaccine candidates are showing remarkable promise, with three exceeding 90% efficacy — an unexpectedly high rate — according to results released so far. None reported worrying safety signals and one has shown promise in older adults, a demographic that … Continued

COVAX Application Materials for AMC Eligible Economies Now Available

The COVAX Facility released the application and guidance documents (“application package”) for eligible economies to (i) confirm participation in the COVAX Facility and (ii) request support as part of COVAX. This comprises COVID-19 vaccines, as well as Cold Chain Equipment and Technical Assistance needed to prepare for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.  All 92 AMC Eligible … Continued

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