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Find the latest news and peer-reviewed publications related to Gavi transition and immunization, as well as upcoming events of interest to LNCT members.

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National Immunization Registers – Recent Experiences in Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination and Integrating Adult and Child Vaccination Delivery

Authors: Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya, Institute for Health Policy Why now? The COVID-19 pandemic, which will remain a significant challenge for all health systems in the years ahead, should encourage countries to take a serious look at adopting national electronic immunization registers (EIRs). Until now, EIRs, which emerged only in the past two decades, have been … Continued

Hesitancy on the Frontline: Lessons Learned in Preparing for and Responding to Health Care Worker Hesitancy

Authors: Regina Madanguit, Felicity Pocklington, Michael Coleman, Sherine Guirguis, and Amel Benzerga To help you address specific vaccine hesitancy and demand issues in your country, you can sign up for a one-on-one meeting with Common Thread. Whether it’s a strategy, a crisis communication plan, or something you can’t quite define, our public health experts, communicators, … Continued

Transitioning from Donor Support: Lessons Learned from Nigeria’s Gavi Transition Plan Development

Nigeria

Authors: Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Akachi Mbogu, Muhammed Sheriff, Dr. Bassey Okposen, Dr. Murtala Bagana, Dr. Garba Bakunawa, Fatima Ambashair Kyari, Dr. Owens Wiwa, Dr. Sebastian Ilomuanya Nigeria, like most low and middle-income countries, is supported by donors to fill the gaps in the health system. This support ranges from technical and managerial assistance to reach … Continued

News

Results from our First Annual Network-Wide Survey Are In!

The objectives of LNCT’s first annual network-wide survey, conducted over summer 2021, were to understand how members saw LNCT as contributing to improved performance and sustainability of their immunization programs, to capture member learning priorities for the upcoming year, and to determine members’ preferred modalities for engaging with the network generally, and during the COVID-19 … Continued

Hear From Peers in LNCT Countries on How They’re Funding COVID-19 Vaccination and the Challenges that Remain

Georgia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka

Between July and August 2021, LNCT administered a targeted survey around COVID-19 financing to its members and supplemented this information with key informant interviews with country representatives from Georgia, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka. The objectives of this data collection were to understand the challenges faced by countries in financing COVID-19 vaccine introduction and routine immunization … Continued

Want to Talk to Experts About Your Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Issues? Sign Up Now for Upcoming Office Hours with Behavioral Design Experts from Common Thread!

Is your country experiencing urgent vaccine hesitancy or demand issues as a result of COVID-19? LNCT is pleased to offer you an opportunity to talk with behavioral scientists, public health experts, communicators, and designers from Common Thread about these issues during an upcoming “office hour” session in August. How to sign up: LNCT countries can sign up for a one-hour “office hour” … Continued

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Announcing Third Call for Bright Spots – Deadline October 31, 2021

Do you have a story of grassroots-driven process improvement in sub-national immunization service delivery? The Boost Community’s 2021 call for Bright Spots seeks stories focused on key lessons learned from implementing immunization programs during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as returning to routine immunization. Given the current infodemic, we are particularly interested in sharing stories … Continued

Upcoming Course for Boost Members: Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities

The Boost Community, in partnership with Adaptive Change Advisors and People Power Health, is excited to offer the course, Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities, beginning November 2021. This introductory level course in adaptive leadership and community organizing offers immunization and other health care professionals new approaches to lead and drive health promotion initiatives and projects. … Continued

Immunization Economics Webinar Series

The International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Immunization Economics launches its inaugural webinar series this Fall 2021, focused on current research relevant to the immunization economics community of practice. The series includes six talks on Wednesdays from September 15 through November 17. Presenters will include researchers at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins … Continued

Events

Vaccine Confidence Live: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward for COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Kenya and Uganda

11/30/2021

Zoom Webinar

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 8:30–10:00 AM EST | 4:30–6:00 PM EAT After the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines and subsequent rollout, there has been an infodemic of misinformation circulating about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy, reducing public trust in getting vaccinated. The challenges and solutions to address them vary from country to country. … Continued

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Webinaire: Introduction à la Stratégie nationale de Vaccination (SNV)

12/02/2021

Zoom Webinar

Des directives actualisées visant à aider les pays à élaborer des stratégies nationales de vaccination (SNV) sont désormais disponibles en anglais, en français et en russe sur le site https://www.who.int/teams/immunization-vaccines-and-biologicals/vaccine-access/planning-and-financing/nis. Les directives sont accompagnées d’une nouvelle approche simplifiée du calcul des coûts pour soutenir le processus des SNV, NIS.COST https://immunizationeconomics.org/unicef-niscost, ainsi que de conseils sur … Continued

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How are People Using the Data? Four Cases from the COVID Behaviors Dashboard

12/02/2021

Zoom Webinar

Since mid-September 2021, tens of thousands of visitors from 184 countries have accessed the COVID-19 Behaviors Dashboard (http://covidbehaviors.org). As a data utilization project, the dashboards aim to increase data-based decisions among global public health practitioners. This webinar will highlight the application of these data in practice by providing experiences of public health practitioners (government officials, … Continued

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