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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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Combating Vaccine Hesitancy through Storytelling: Four Key Insights on the Power of this Persuasive Approach

Authors: Leah Ewald and Felicity Pocklington Seated on the front porch of her house, perched on the side of a mountain in the vibrant green landscape of Yen Bai Province, Vietnam, with the steady sounds of daily life humming in the background, a woman named Cha tells us who she is in her own words. … Continued

Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign to Address Hesitancy Issues

Georgia

Authors: Ina Charkviani, Journalist and Communications Specialist, Curatio International Foundation and Lela Sturua, Head of Non-Communicable Disease Department, National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) of Georgia As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the globe, signs of hope are beginning to emerge as countries start implementing COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. Early evidence tells us the welcoming … Continued

Market Intelligence for Action: Preparing for Gavi-Transition Part 3 – Market Intelligence Resources for Product Access and Implementation Strategies

Authors: Jason Zhu (CHAI), Priscilla Rouyer (CHAI), Johanna Fihman (WHO), and Miloud Kaddar (LNCT) In our previous blog, we discussed where to access resources on product choice and price. In this blog we cover the remaining core area, product access and its role in helping address supply shortages. As you can see, there is a … Continued

News

Third Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available!

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the third module of LNCT’s  online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Building knowledge and awareness about immunization amongst caregivers and families”  is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module focuses on why building knowledge and … Continued

Call for applicants for 2nd WHO training in infodemic management

Deadline for submission: 9 May 2021 at 18:00 Geneva Switzerland time Scope of the training The intent is to cover a spectrum of infodemic management skills and topics focused on skills needed to apply infodemic management interventions and practice to promote resilience of individuals and communities to the infodemic, including misinformation, and to promote self … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter February 2021

LNCT UPDATES NEW LNCT BRIEF: Mobilizing Resources for Immunization in Decentralized Health Systems National immunization programs and immunization partners may need to consider new strategies to mobilize sufficient funding for immunization at subnational levels. This new LNCT brief outlines some of the key challenges found across LNCT countries with decentralized systems and offers several promising strategies for NIPs to … Continued

Events

LNCT Virtual Workshop: Financing and Managing Immunization Programs in Decentralized Contexts

04/20/2021 - 04/22/2021

Zoom Webinar

From 20-22 April, LNCT will be hosting a virtual workshop with six countries – Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Vietnam – on Financing and Managing Immunization Programs in Decentralized Contexts. The workshop will help participants understand the implications of decentralization for immunization coverage and equity for both routine immunization and COVID-19/emergency response.  It … Continued

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Shrinking pie, larger slice – and other health financing ingredients for a timely and strong COVID-19 recovery

This blog originally appeared on the World Bank website. Below is an excerpt.  From a shrinking government spending pie, a larger slice for health makes a balanced diet for most economies ailing from COVID-19. After rapid increases in government expenditure to control the pandemic and to protect people, jobs, and businesses, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects … Continued

Welcome Boost for Routine Vaccination through Pragmatic Financial Management

Nigeria

In Nigeria, the dual challenge of low coverage and inequitable access, particularly in the northern part of the country, has led to low immunization coverage, making the populous nation one of the largest contributors to the global burden of vaccine-preventable illnesses and deaths (VPDs). Lack of political will, insufficient organizational capacity and inadequate funding were … Continued

To Optimize COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Listen to Health Workers

Kenya

This story originally appeared on PATH’s website. Below is an excerpt. Frontline immunization workers in Kenya and Zambia are now helping to determine how the World Health Organization’s (WHO) model universal packaging and labeling for COVID-19 vaccines will vary from the standard operating procedures they currently use, and how to best accelerate vaccine distribution where … Continued

Events

VPPN Session: Managing Vaccine Supply with Reduced Shelf Life: Impact of COVID -19 on Vaccine Security

04/22/2021

Zoom Webinar

UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN) are pleased to invite you to a Knowledge Sharing Session on: Managing vaccine supply with reduced shelf life: Impact of COVID -19 on vaccine security The key learning objectives for the session are: To strengthen the understanding of the implications of reduced vaccine shelf life on the whole supply … Continued

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MOMENTUM Webinar: Maintaining Focus on Routine Immunization through COVID-19 Vaccination

04/27/2021

Webinar

Please join MOMENTUM on April 27, 2021 from 8:30-10am EDT for a webinar on Maintaining Focus on Routine Immunization through COVID-19 Vaccination. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, vaccinating priority populations against the virus is a top priority for health systems worldwide. This global focus on vaccines provides an opportunity to elevate the importance of routine immunization and consider … Continued

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