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LNCT Virtual Workshop: Financing and Managing Immunization Programs in Decentralized Contexts

04/20/2021 - 04/22/2021

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From 20-22 April, LNCT will be hosting a virtual workshop with six countries – Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Vietnam – on Financing and Managing Immunization Programs in Decentralized Contexts. The workshop will help participants understand the implications of decentralization for immunization coverage and equity for both routine immunization and COVID-19/emergency response.  It … Continued

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Shrinking pie, larger slice – and other health financing ingredients for a timely and strong COVID-19 recovery

This blog originally appeared on the World Bank website. Below is an excerpt.  From a shrinking government spending pie, a larger slice for health makes a balanced diet for most economies ailing from COVID-19. After rapid increases in government expenditure to control the pandemic and to protect people, jobs, and businesses, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects … Continued

Third Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available!

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the third module of LNCT’s  online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Building knowledge and awareness about immunization amongst caregivers and families”  is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module focuses on why building knowledge and … Continued

Call for applicants for 2nd WHO training in infodemic management

Deadline for submission: 9 May 2021 at 18:00 Geneva Switzerland time Scope of the training The intent is to cover a spectrum of infodemic management skills and topics focused on skills needed to apply infodemic management interventions and practice to promote resilience of individuals and communities to the infodemic, including misinformation, and to promote self … Continued

Welcome Boost for Routine Vaccination through Pragmatic Financial Management

Nigeria

In Nigeria, the dual challenge of low coverage and inequitable access, particularly in the northern part of the country, has led to low immunization coverage, making the populous nation one of the largest contributors to the global burden of vaccine-preventable illnesses and deaths (VPDs). Lack of political will, insufficient organizational capacity and inadequate funding were … Continued

To Optimize COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Listen to Health Workers

Kenya

This story originally appeared on PATH’s website. Below is an excerpt. Frontline immunization workers in Kenya and Zambia are now helping to determine how the World Health Organization’s (WHO) model universal packaging and labeling for COVID-19 vaccines will vary from the standard operating procedures they currently use, and how to best accelerate vaccine distribution where … Continued

The Ins and Outs of Kenya’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan

Kenya

This story originally appeared on Gavi’s website. Below is an excerpt. Reaching the goals of Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan requires the best possible interaction between public and private healthcare sectors. Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center, provided some insights into the country’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy and the inclusion … Continued

The Experts Database: An Easier Way to Find the Right Health System Experts

To bring greater visibility and more opportunities to experts and institutions specializing in health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries, Results for Development and the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center have launched The Experts Database, a networking platform similar to LinkedIn, but exclusively for the health systems strengthening community. The platform seeks to elevate the profiles of experts from the … Continued

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

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