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LNCT Steering Committee Spotlight: Ganiyu Salau

Ganiyu Salau was introduced to LNCT at the first networkwide meeting in 2017. As member of Nigeria’s Country Core Group (CCG), Ganiyu has since participated in several in-person events and provided input to the network’s activities through CCG calls and meetings. As he participated in LNCT activities, Ganiyu grew to appreciate the value of gathering countries in different stages of transition together to discuss immunization related issues.

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Can Social Media Monitoring Lead to Improved Perceptions About Immunization?

Authors: Eka Paatashvili, Gayane Sahakyan (MoH, Armenia), Svetlana Grigoryan (MoH, Armenia)

The recent COVID-19 crisis has shown how social media can be used successfully for community engagement and emotional support, as well as for providing the latest global evidence. Yet, we also see how it can be used as a tool to spread unverified rumors and misinformation about COVID-19,

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Does Pay for Performance Work to Improve Immunization Coverage?

Authors: Ivdity Chikovani

Pay for Performance (P4P) is a financing mechanism that has flourished in recent years as countries look for innovative ways to improve coverage of health services. P4P can be employed as an approach to incentivize health care providers to improve service delivery outcomes. As policymakers in Georgia consider P4P as an approach to address primary health care (PHC) challenges,

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Three Priorities for Strengthening Our Network

Since its launch, LNCT has continuously examined its approach to engaging and supporting country members to respond to transition-related challenges.  Earlier this year, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) commissioned an assessment of LNCT to identify core strengths, challenges, and future opportunities. Through interviews with Country Core Group (CCG) members, Steering Committee members,

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LNCT Steering Committee Spotlight: Irine Javkahdze

Irine Javkahdze first engaged with the Learning Network for Countries in Transition at its launch event in 2017. Irine brings a decade of experience working with the Ministry of Finance and in recent years, experience representing the Ministry of Finance as one of the Country Coordinating Mechanisms’ board members for work related to ending HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

She joined the LNCT Steering Committee in 2019 out of a desire to participate in the decision making of a country-led platform.

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When Old Diseases Crash Upon New: Crisis and Opportunity

Authors: Peter Hansen and Grace Chee

The COVID-19 crisis has made the imperative to find safe and effective ways of delivering immunization even more urgent. Immunization is highly impactful and cost-effective. Countries across all income levels include nearly a dozen vaccines in their national immunization programs, which protect against a wide range of diseases and conditions,

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Introducing New Network Coordinator Partnership with the Institute for Health Policy (IHP)

The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) is an independent, non-profit Sri Lankan health think tank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. IHP seeks to support informed policy making in health and related sectors in Sri Lanka and other countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, through research and other activities. As a leading regional center of excellence in health policy and financing,

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Takeaways from the LNCT Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop: Geneva, Switzerland (November 18-19, 2019)

Authors: Kristen de Graaf, Ekaterine Adamia, Nona Beradze, Ivdity Chikovani

On November 18-19, 2019, delegates from the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) participated in a vaccine hesitancy workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting brought together 12 actively engaged LNCT members from Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Uzbekistan and Vietnam with experts from the London School of Hygiene &

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