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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

Strong Health Care Systems are Key to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

This post originally appeared on the World Bank’s Blog. Below is an excerpt. During the World Bank’s 2020 Annual Meetings last month, we had our focus firmly on the coronavirus pandemic and how it’s affecting lives and economies around the world. During the Global Health Roundtable we discussed how the world can invest in COVID-19 … Continued

Responding to COVID-19 and Building Stronger Health Systems for Universal Health Coverage

Pakistan, Timor-Leste

This feature story originally appeared on the WHO’s website.  Universal health coverage (UHC) means that everyone, everywhere can access health services without experiencing financial hardship. The world was taking positive steps to deliver health for all by 2030 before COVID-19 fundamentally disrupted health systems, societies and economies. In less than a year, the pandemic has eroded … Continued

Call for Applicants for 1st WHO Training in Infodemic Management

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing activities to support the country pandemic preparedness and to mitigate the current COVID-19 pandemic which is accompanied by an infodemic. There is an urgent need to address the infodemic accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, as most countries are battling both. As the world seeks to accelerate the development of medical countermeasures including … Continued

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