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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

How to Maintain Routine Immunization During COVID-19? Experiences from Armenia, Georgia, and Uzbekistan

Armenia, Georgia, Uzbekistan

Author: Eka Paatashvili Over this last year, countries around the world have been forced to focus most of their efforts on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially leaving other health priorities, including routine immunization, to fall by the wayside. To understand COVID-19’s full impact on routine immunization, we must look at how countries have modified routine … Continued

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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

Opinion: Reach ‘zero-dose’ children to build back better

This opinion piece originally appeared on the Devex website here. The scale of COVID-19 vaccinations offers us a unique chance to focus on these people and communities left furthest behind and reach them with essential health care along with COVAX humanitarian buffer, which is designed to provide the often most neglected populations in humanitarian settings … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter April 2021

LNCT UPDATES NEW RESOURCE DOCUMENT: Mobilizing Resources for Immunization in Decentralized Health Systems: A Desk Review of LNCT Country Experiences As Gavi financial support decreases and countries take on a higher proportion of the financing of immunization, they must mobilize not only the funding needed for vaccines, but also funding for critical operational costs, including cold … Continued

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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

What is Driving COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria

This article originally appeared on the World Bank Blog. Below is an excerpt.  A 2020 Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) survey in 15 countries found that while 79% of respondents would take a COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine hesitancy ranged from four to 38% (see figure 1 for more estimates). In a recent five-country Afrobarometer survey  six out of … Continued

Events

Immunization Economics Webinar: Costing of COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction and Deployment: Lessons from Ghana

10/20/2021

Zoom Webinar

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 8:00 AM ET Webinar: Costing of COVID-19 vaccine introduction and deployment: lessons from Ghana Part of the fall 2021 inaugural webinar series of the Immunization Economics SIG that focuses on current research relevant to the immunization economics community of practice. CVIC is a tool that facilitates a comprehensive assessment of the costs … Continued

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World Health Summit

10/24/2021 - 10/26/2021

Berlin, Germany and Virtual

The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health. Every October, the World Health Summit draws international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to Berlin. During the three-day summit, stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in healthcare work together to find solutions … Continued

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Health Systems Research 7th Global Symposium

10/31/2022 - 11/04/2022

Bogotá

HSG is pleased to announce the theme and sub-themes for the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research to be held in Bogotá, Colombia from October 31 – November 4, 2022. “Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing lessons for current and future global challenges”. Health systems face significant challenges all around the world … Continued

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