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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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Updated Analyses on Immunization Delivery Costs now Available at immunizationeconomics.org/ICAN

In May 2018, ThinkWell released findings from a systematic review of the evidence base on immunization delivery costs (IDC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The review aimed to answer a question frequently asked by global and country immunization stakeholders: What are the unit costs of vaccine delivery across different LMICs and through a variety … Continued

Continuing Pneumococcal Vaccination After Gavi Transition in Kenya at Full Price is Cost-effective and Could Save Thousands of Lives

This news release was originally published on EurekAlert. Below is an excerpt from the news release. Co-led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program, the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study estimated that continuing the vaccine beyond 2022 would prevent – in the first ten years – more than … Continued

Blog: Takeaways From the First LNCT-VPPN Joint Regional Workshop on Vaccine Procurement: Tbilisi, Georgia (April 10-12, 2019)

Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan

Authors: Miloud Kaddar, Grace Chee, and Leah Ewald Last week, the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and the UNICEF Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN) co-hosted its first regional procurement workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. LNCT members Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan joined fellow VPPN members North Macedonia and Serbia for three days of focused exchange … Continued

New Spatial Study Helps Identify Where to Improve Vaccine Delivery in Africa

While many African nations have made substantial progress in vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases, wide discrepancies remain within countries, according to a new scientific study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The spatial and temporal modelling study, Mapping diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage in Africa, 2000-2016: a spatial and temporal modelling … Continued

Reverse Global Vaccine Dissent

Heidi Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and William Schulz, affiliated researcher at the Vaccine Confidence Project, wrote this recent editorial on how vaccine hesitancy and refusal has become such a major risk in recent times. Below is an … Continued

It’s Time to Rebuild Public Confidence in Vaccines

Heidi Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, wrote this Devex opinion piece outlining why, and how, we need to work on rebuilding public trust in vaccines. Below is an excerpt from the article. We need to start by … Continued

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

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

Nigeria

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

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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

LNCT Network-Wide Meeting: Indonesia

07/03/2019 - 07/05/2019

Indonesia

LNCT is delighted to announce the dates of its third network-wide meeting, to be held in Indonesia. On July 3-5, LNCT member countries will come together with key global, regional and country level partners to jointly learn and share challenges and best practices on transitioning successfully from Gavi support. Meeting Details: Dates: July 3-5th 2019 … Continued

iHEA 2019 Congress: New Heights in Health Economics

07/13/2019 - 07/17/2019

Basel, Switzerland

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