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Sign Up for an Upcoming 4-part Training Course on Enhancing Skills in Immunization Planning, Implementation and Monitoring

Join Boost Community and JSI | John Snow, Inc. for a 4-part training course designed for sub-national and national immunization professions, focused on enhancing skills in immunization planning, implementation and monitoring! This course will introduce tools and processes to improve facility and district-level implementation of the Reaching Every District strategy. The course highlights recent lessons learned from … Continued

COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Major Backsliding on Childhood Vaccinations, New WHO, UNICEF Data Shows

This news release originally appeared on the WHO’s website here. Below is an excerpt.  23 million children missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunization services in 2020 – 3.7 million more than in 2019 – according to official data published today by WHO and UNICEF. This latest set of comprehensive worldwide childhood immunization figures, … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter April 2021

LNCT UPDATES NEW RESOURCE DOCUMENT: Mobilizing Resources for Immunization in Decentralized Health Systems: A Desk Review of LNCT Country Experiences As Gavi financial support decreases and countries take on a higher proportion of the financing of immunization, they must mobilize not only the funding needed for vaccines, but also funding for critical operational costs, including cold … Continued

Emerging Lessons from Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Angola, Ghana

This article originally appeared on the World Health Organization Africa’s website and was shared on Gavi’s #VaccinesWork webpage. Below is an excerpt. With 47 African countries now rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 17 million doses given on the continent, early insights from Africa’s largest-ever immunization drive offer hope, inspiration and early, yet vital lessons. … Continued

5 Effective Messaging Strategies to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

This story was authored by Written by Clancey Bateman and Jessica Holli and originally appeared on JSI’s website. Below is an excerpt.  Until vaccines are widely accessible and equitably distributed, messaging will only go so far in increasing vaccination rates. Below, JSI’s Health Communication team shares their tips for how public health practitioners can communicate effectively about vaccines … Continued

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

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