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Nigeria Releases Money for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund

Nigeria

This post originally appeared in the World Bank’s quarterly Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Externally Financed Programs. The Federal Government of Nigeria last month released NGN13.75 billion for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF), which was designed with the support of the World Bank over the last few years. The fund will bring much needed operational … Continued

New Podcast Discusses New Technologies, Strategies, and Partnerships to Improve Vaccination Rates and Strengthen Immunization Systems

Greater attention and resources to low-income country vaccination programs over the last decade have resulted in tremendous gains in immunization coverage. But coverage rates have now stalled, calling for new approaches to overcoming enduring barriers to health care access. In this episode of Take as Directed, Dr. Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery for the … Continued

CHAI Shares High Level Review of Findings from New Procurement Assessment Framework

CHAI recently developed a review framework to help EPI programs better understand the disruptions and challenges pertaining to procurement that might result from Gavi transition and identify a way forward without compromising vaccine coverage. In close collaboration with EPI teams and partners, CHAI assessed current procurement processes and identified challenges along the following 4 dimensions … Continued

Transition to Program Budgeting in Health: Experience from Countries and Lessons Learned

WHO’s Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing is providing support to Ministries of Health in this transition process, with the following aims: 1) building the knowledge base on good practices in health budget reforms, including the development of an online health budget portal and country case studies; 2) providing technical support and guidance to … Continued

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

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