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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 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

Practitioner Perspectives: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Challenges – Armenia

Armenia

During our vaccine hesitancy workshop, which took place in Geneva in November 2019, we sat down with a couple participants to hear about their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy challenges in their country. This interview is with Svetlana Grigoryan, Head of Immunization and Epidemiology, Vaccine Preventable Diseases Department, Armenia. The interview recording can be listened to … Continued

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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

New Study Finds Lower Trust in National Government Linked to no History of Vaccination

This survey originally appeared in the Lancet. Below is an excerpt. View the full findings here.  A new survey investigated the association between confidence in governments and the percentage of respondents who did not have vaccination in the past 5 years because of safety concerns, grouped by country.  The survey found that no history of … Continued

Rotavirus Vaccination is Cost Effective and Saves Lives, New Analysis Finds

In an analysis published in the December issue of The Lancet Global Health, investigators from PATH, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed the potential costs of rotavirus vaccination for 10 successive birth cohorts (from 2018 through 2027) in 73 countries eligible for Gavi support, compared … Continued

Events

The Moth Storytelling Workshop for Those Personally Affected by Issues Related to Vaccines

02/03/2020 - 02/10/2020

Nairobi, Kenya

The Gates Foundation has an ongoing partnership with The Moth, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through this partnership, The Moth has agreed to run storytelling workshops to elevate the stories of the incredible advocates, leaders, researchers, health care workers, and development practitioners with whom we work. The Moth is … Continued

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4th Annual Global NITAG Network (GNN) Meeting

02/24/2020 - 02/25/2020

Atlanta, USA

The 4th GNN meeting will build on the NITAG support strategy developed by WHO Head Quarters and Regional Offices with the support of network partners. The aim of this GNN meeting is to: 1) Review the Global NITAG Network activities and regional support to NITAGs. 2) Strengthen NITAGs in their abilities to make evidence based … 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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