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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.


Measles Outbreaks in an Interconnected World

Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shared why he believes in vaccination in an early interview with The Optimist. He recently wrote a new piece for CBS on how resurgent measles outbreaks are underscoring the importance of vaccines. Please find an excerpt below, which originally appeared in February’s … Continued

Consultant Opportunity with WHO and World Bank on Costing an Essential Health Service Package in Lao PDR

WHO and the World Bank in Lao PDR are looking for a consultant to work on the on costing of an Essential Health Service Package in Lao PDR. The consultant should have a a solid understanding of health financing, health insurance, health facility management in low and middle income countries. Strong English writing skills are … Continued

New Health Care Innovations in DRC Could See an Additional 220,000 Children Vaccinated

Several innovations taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo are creating a health care revolution. In October 2018, the Ministry of Health, working closely with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and other partners, launched a plan to increase immunization by 15% by 2020. If successful, an additional 220,000 children could be immunized. Crucial to the success … Continued

Nigeria Releases Money for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund


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

Blog: 4 Things Ministers of Finance Need to Know about Immunization in Gavi Transitioning Countries

Authors: Helen Saxenian, Logan Brenzel, Leah Ewald, and Meghan O’Connell The Ministry of Finance is a crucial ally for Ministries of Health and country immunization programs aiming to successfully manage Gavi transition. Ministries of Health, Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Budget, and development partners often have separate planning processes, which can make it difficult to … 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

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11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses

03/26/2019 - 03/28/2019

Hanoi, Vietnam

The 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses aims to invigorate and coordinate the global response to typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses by: Advancing the knowledge base through disseminating new data on typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses Sharing and promoting best practices and strategies in the prevention and control of typhoid and other … Continued

72nd World Health Assembly

05/20/2019 - 05/28/2019

Geneva, Switzerland

Health leaders from around the world will convene in Geneva from May 20th to 28th for the annual World Health Assembly for discussions around the most pressing global public health challenges.

WHO 1st Global Course in French on Health Financing for UHC

06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019

Geneva, Switzerland

The WHO is launching  its first Global Course in French on Health Financing for UHC, which will take place in Geneva on 17-21 June 2019. Details on the course are available below in French. Le département Financement et Gouvernance des systèmes de Santé de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé organise pour la première fois un … Continued

iHEA 2019 Congress: New Heights in Health Economics

07/13/2019 - 07/17/2019

Basel, Switzerland

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