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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

First 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 first module of LNCT’s new online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Understanding and Generating Demand for Immunization” is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module introduces key behavior change concepts and … Continued

Voices of Public Health: The JSI Podcast – Rolling out a digital training initiative in India during COVID-19

India

In the latest Voices of Public Health podcast, JSI team members working on the Rapid Immunization Skill Enhancement (RISE) project discuss their experience piloting their digital training program for improving health workers’ immunization knowledge and skills in India. The RISE training modules went online for use by health workers in March 2020, almost coinciding with … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter September 2020

LNCT Updates 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 external assessment of LNCT to identify core strengths, challenges, … Continued

Countries Urged to Act Against COVID-19 ‘infodemic’

Read the full statement from the United Nations here. The UN and partners have urged countries to take urgent action to address what they have described as the “infodemic” that has surfaced in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the real world and online. The pandemic is the first in history in which technology … Continued

Enroll in Upcoming Vaccine Economics Online Course

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) training workshop will now be available online and is open to participants free-of-charge. Health economists from universities around the world have developed an online course 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 … Continued

172 countries & multiple candidate vaccines engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility

Geneva/Oslo, 24 August 2020 – 172 economies are now engaged in discussions to potentially participate in COVAX, a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries worldwide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines, once they are licensed and approved. COVAX currently has the world’s largest and most diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio – including nine … Continued

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