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Gavi and Mastercard Join Forces to Reach More Children with Lifesaving Vaccines

Last week, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Mastercard announced  a new transformative partnership to ensure more children from the poorest countries are able to benefit from life-saving immunization programs.  The partnership will utilize digital immunization records to strengthen the efficiency of health services, including immunizations. You can read more about this important partnership and view … Continued

Donor Transitions From HIV Programs: What Is The Impact On Vulnerable Populations?

“Many middle-income countries are transitioning away from donor-funded health programs in a range of areas including immunization, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV. Unless these donor exits are managed well, they could imperil the sustainability of the remarkable gains that have been achieved over the past two decades in fighting killer infectious diseases and maternal … Continued

Three LNCT Countries – Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana – Recently Implemented Successful Immunization Campaigns

Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan

Three LNCT countries – Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana – have successfully implemented vaccination campaigns in recent weeks. Sudan, with support from WHO and UNICEF, vaccinated 4.5 million children against polio. Nigeria is working with WHO, Gavi, and UNICEF in their biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign, which aims to provide 26.2 million vaccinations for both children … Continued

WHO Resources for Health Budgeting & Public Financial Management

LNCT has prepared this compilation of WHO resources related to health budgeting and public financial management. These resources include reports, road maps, case studies, and e-learning materials, and are useful for Gavi transitioning countries. Health Budgeting • Repository of Health Budgets: The repository of health budgets consolidates open source information on finance laws and related … Continued

Vaccine Hesitancy Resources for Gavi Transitioning Countries

LNCT and the Vaccine Confidence Project have prepared this compilation of vaccine hesitancy and refusal resources. The resources below include global and country-specific analyses, factors, and strategies to address it. Global Evidence and Strategy To talk better about vaccines, we should talk less about vaccines This op-ed recommends that new models for vaccine communication that … Continued

Senegal Becomes the First Gavi-supported Country in West Africa to Introduce HPV Vaccine into its Routine Immunization Program

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, was introduced into Senegal’s national routine immunization program at the end of October by Senegal President, Macky Sall. The first vaccine was delivered during a high level event attended by the First Lady of Senegal and 14 other First Ladies from the African continent. The … Continued

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

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