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Call for Nominations for LNCT Steering Committee

To provide a formal and collaborative consultation process that includes country and partner voices, the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) is now welcoming nominations for 3-6 country representatives for the steering committee, which will be comprised of LNCT funders, development partners, and country core group (CCG) representatives. The steering committee will have a … Continued

Good Data Saves Lives: How Digital Record-keeping is Helping Transform Immunization in Tanzania

“Part of Tanzania’s new Electronic Immunisation Register (EIR), this shiny gadget looks futuristic and out-of-place against a backdrop of crumpled paper records and traditional tribal dress. But with the swipe of finger, its role becomes clear. On its screen appear the medical records of a mother and infant, instantly showing the team which vaccinations that … Continued

From Silos to Sustainability: Transition Through a UHC Lens

Focusing attention only on replacing external assistance with domestic revenues for the programmes concerned is problematic in two ways: firstly, this approach limits the sustainability question to revenues, and secondly, it limits the scope for action to the specific health programme that was receiving external support. The commitment countries have made to universal health coverage … Continued

Lessons in Transition: The Honduras Experience

In 2016, Honduras successfully transitioned out of Gavi support to fully fund its own immunization program. Former Minister of Health in Honduras, Dr. Edna Yolani Bátres, reflects on her country’s experience of transition and shares lessons learned in this new Q&A.

Highlights from This Year’s Global Immunization Meeting: Navigating Transitions

This year’s Global Immunization Meeting (GIM) took place on June 26-28, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Approximately 240 participants attended, including Ministry of Health representatives from LNCT members,  Ghana, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Timor Leste. The topics covered ranged from the challenges associated with transitioning from donor financing to the future goals for global and regional … Continued

BID Initiative Launches Set of Tools to Improve Immunization Service Delivery

Over the last five years, the BID Initiative has created several planning, implementation, and data strengthening tools that can be used to improve immunization service delivery. The planning tools can help stakeholders understand the landscape for immunization service delivery, as well as the different actors who can contribute to the success of the implementation; the … Continued

Rotavirus Vaccine Cuts Infant Diarrhea Deaths by a Third in Malawi

A major new study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi, has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. This study provides the first population-level evidence from … Continued

Transition Twins: Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste Team Up for Sustainable Immunization

Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste

Over 5,000 kilometres separate Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste, but there are strong parallels between the countries’ two health systems. Both have lived through recent devastating internal conflict. Both have had to rebuild and reintegrate their health infrastructure. And, in the past two years, both have also transitioned out of Gavi support to take fully responsibility … Continued

What You Should Know About Global Health Financing Transitions: Five Key Takeaways

Projected Health Financing Transitions: Timeline and Magnitude, a new working paper that was recently released, maps out an indicative timeline of transition through 2040 across five global health financing mechanisms, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Research findings from the paper show that: By 2040, Gavi will see major transformations of its funding portfolios Countries in … Continued

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