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Vaccine transportation – A challenging journey (Vietnam News)

Vietnam

For medical staff working in remote and rural areas, vaccine transportation is a long and tough journey due to harsh natural and geographical conditions. For a product that is required to be continuously stored at temperatures between 2-8 degrees Celsius, vaccine storage during transportation in these areas encounters various difficulties. To learn more about how  … Continued

New Study Finds Lower Trust in National Government Linked to no History of Vaccination

This survey originally appeared in the Lancet. Below is an excerpt. View the full findings here.  A new survey investigated the association between confidence in governments and the percentage of respondents who did not have vaccination in the past 5 years because of safety concerns, grouped by country.  The survey found that no history of … Continued

LNCT Sponsoring Scholarships for Individuals from LNCT Member Countries to Attend Training Workshops on Economics and Financing

LNCT is sponsoring a scholarship program for individuals from LNCT member countries to attend select Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) training workshops in their region. TVEE workshops help participants to strengthen skills related to economics and financing of national immunization programs and to improve the sustainability of vaccine delivery in low and middle-income countries. The … Continued

Rotavirus Vaccination is Cost Effective and Saves Lives, New Analysis Finds

In an analysis published in the December issue of The Lancet Global Health, investigators from PATH, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed the potential costs of rotavirus vaccination for 10 successive birth cohorts (from 2018 through 2027) in 73 countries eligible for Gavi support, compared … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter November 2019

LNCT Updates Announcing LNCT’s Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop On November 18-19, delegates from six LNCT countries are gathering with experts from Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, Common Thread, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Results for Development in Geneva, Switzerland to put their heads together on developing local solutions to the global challenge of vaccine … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Challenges – Armenia

Armenia

During our vaccine hesitancy workshop, which took place in Geneva in November 2019, we sat down with a couple participants to hear about their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy challenges in their country. This interview is with Svetlana Grigoryan, Head of Immunization and Epidemiology, Vaccine Preventable Diseases Department, Armenia. The interview recording can be listened to … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Challenges – Vietnam

Vietnam

During our vaccine hesitancy workshop, which took place in Geneva in November 2019, we sat down with a couple participants to hear about their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy challenges in their country. This interview is with Dang Thi Tanh Huyen, Vice Head of National EPI office, Vietnam. The interview recording can be listened to in … Continued

Applications Now Open for The Moth Storytelling Workshops for Those Personally Affected by Issues Related to Vaccines

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

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

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

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