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Takeaways from the LNCT Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop: Geneva, Switzerland (November 18-19, 2019)

Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Authors: Kristen de Graaf, Ekaterine Adamia, Nona Beradze, Ivdity Chikovani On November 18-19, 2019, delegates from the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) participated in a vaccine hesitancy workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting brought together 12 actively engaged LNCT members from Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Uzbekistan and Vietnam with experts from the … Continued

Announcing LNCT’s Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop, November 18-19, 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland)

Authors: Heidi Larson, Pauline Paterson, Leah Ewald, and Kristen de Graaf On November 18-19, six LNCT countries are gathering with experts from Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, Common Thread, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Results for Development in Geneva, Switzerland to put their heads together on developing local solutions to the global challenge … Continued

Takeaways From the LNCT-VPPN Joint South East Asia Regional Workshop on Vaccine Procurement: Yangon, Myanmar (September 12-13, 2019)

Indonesia, Lao PDR, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Authors: Grace Chee, Miloud Kaddar, and Elizabeth Ohadi The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN), in collaboration with the National Institute of Vaccines (NVI) Thailand, co-hosted its second regional procurement workshop in Yangon, Myanmar on September 12-13. Delegations from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, … Continued

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LNCT Member Newsletter January 2020

LNCT Updates CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: LNCT Sponsoring Scholarships for Individuals from LNCT Member Countries to Attend Training Workshops on Economics and Financing LNCT is sponsoring a scholarship program for individuals from LNCT member countries to attend select Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) training workshops in their region. TVEE workshops help participants to strengthen skills related to economics and financing of … Continued

LNCT Sponsoring Scholarships for Individuals from LNCT Member Countries to Attend Training Workshops on Economics and Financing

LNCT is sponsoring a scholarship program for individuals from LNCT member countries to attend select Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) training workshops in their region. TVEE workshops help participants 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 countries. The … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter November 2019

LNCT Updates Announcing LNCT’s Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop On November 18-19, delegates from six LNCT countries are gathering with experts from Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, Common Thread, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Results for Development in Geneva, Switzerland to put their heads together on developing local solutions to the global challenge of vaccine … Continued

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Religious Leaders Can Help Build Vaccine Confidence

This article originally appeared in Forbes. Below is an excerpt. Muslim clerics helped increase vaccination rates in Pakistan. An ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem mandated that children get vaccinated following a measles outbreak. Religious and local leaders are working with pygmy communities to increase trust in the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (where vaccination workers have been … Continued

Vaccine Price Transparency is a Step Towards Sustainable Access in Middle Income Countries

This article originally appeared in The BMJ.  In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the vaccine product, price, and procurement initiative, now referred to as Market Information for Access to Vaccines (MI4A). This initiative aimed to improve vaccine price transparency and therefore support country immunization planning and budgeting, price negotiation, and, ultimately, improve access … Continued

Vaccine transportation – A challenging journey (Vietnam News)

Vietnam

For medical staff working in remote and rural areas, vaccine transportation is a long and tough journey due to harsh natural and geographical conditions. For a product that is required to be continuously stored at temperatures between 2-8 degrees Celsius, vaccine storage during transportation in these areas encounters various difficulties. To learn more about how  … Continued

Events

14th International Rotavirus Symposium

08/25/2020 - 08/27/2020

New Delhi, India

The 14th International Rotavirus Symposium will be held 25-27 August, 2020 in New Delhi, India at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It will bring together interested stakeholders to provide an update on new data and relevant research that will inform public health agendas related to prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis. Planned sessions include: Global Burden of Rotavirus Disease … Continued

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The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020)

11/08/2020 - 11/12/2020

Dubai, UAE

The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020): Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice will take place in Dubai from November 8-12, 2020. HSR2020 will bring together over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries to explore how we can build health systems which improve people’s health and are … Continued

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