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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

Searching for a Vaccine Against Mistrust

Outbreaks of once-controlled diseases such as measles are rising around the world. This article takes a look at the misinformation behind the growing anti-vaccination movement and how anti-vaccination activists have used the internet and social media to successfully raise doubts about vaccination safety.

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

Gavi and Mastercard Join Forces to Reach More Children with Lifesaving Vaccines

Last week, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Mastercard announced  a new transformative partnership to ensure more children from the poorest countries are able to benefit from life-saving immunization programs.  The partnership will utilize digital immunization records to strengthen the efficiency of health services, including immunizations. You can read more about this important partnership and view … Continued

Donor Transitions From HIV Programs: What Is The Impact On Vulnerable Populations?

“Many middle-income countries are transitioning away from donor-funded health programs in a range of areas including immunization, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV. Unless these donor exits are managed well, they could imperil the sustainability of the remarkable gains that have been achieved over the past two decades in fighting killer infectious diseases and maternal … Continued

Three LNCT Countries – Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana – Recently Implemented Successful Immunization Campaigns

Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan

Three LNCT countries – Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana – have successfully implemented vaccination campaigns in recent weeks. Sudan, with support from WHO and UNICEF, vaccinated 4.5 million children against polio. Nigeria is working with WHO, Gavi, and UNICEF in their biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign, which aims to provide 26.2 million vaccinations for both children … Continued

WHO Resources for Health Budgeting & Public Financial Management

LNCT has prepared this compilation of WHO resources related to health budgeting and public financial management. These resources include reports, road maps, case studies, and e-learning materials, and are useful for Gavi transitioning countries. Health Budgeting • Repository of Health Budgets: The repository of health budgets consolidates open source information on finance laws and related … Continued

Vaccine Hesitancy Resources for Gavi Transitioning Countries

LNCT and the Vaccine Confidence Project have prepared this compilation of vaccine hesitancy and refusal resources. The resources below include global and country-specific analyses, factors, and strategies to address it. Global Evidence and Strategy To talk better about vaccines, we should talk less about vaccines This op-ed recommends that new models for vaccine communication that … Continued

Senegal Becomes the First Gavi-supported Country in West Africa to Introduce HPV Vaccine into its Routine Immunization Program

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, was introduced into Senegal’s national routine immunization program at the end of October by Senegal President, Macky Sall. The first vaccine was delivered during a high level event attended by the First Lady of Senegal and 14 other First Ladies from the African continent. The … Continued

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Fifth AfHEA Scientific Conference: Securing PHC for All: The Foundation for Making Progress on UHC in Africa

03/11/2019 - 03/14/2019

Accra, Ghana

The African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) is pleased to invite experts, analysts, practitioners and researchers in the relevant health fields to submit abstracts for the fifth Scientific Conference in Accra, Ghana from 11 to 14 March, 2019. The next conference also marks the 10th anniversary of AfHEA. The broad theme of the conference … Continued

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.

iHEA 2019 Congress: New Heights in Health Economics

07/13/2019 - 07/17/2019

Basel, Switzerland

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