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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

Call for Nominations for LNCT Steering Committee

To provide a formal and collaborative consultation process that includes country and partner voices, the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) is now welcoming nominations for 3-6 country representatives for the steering committee, which will be comprised of LNCT funders, development partners, and country core group (CCG) representatives. The steering committee will have a … Continued

Good Data Saves Lives: How Digital Record-keeping is Helping Transform Immunization in Tanzania

“Part of Tanzania’s new Electronic Immunisation Register (EIR), this shiny gadget looks futuristic and out-of-place against a backdrop of crumpled paper records and traditional tribal dress. But with the swipe of finger, its role becomes clear. On its screen appear the medical records of a mother and infant, instantly showing the team which vaccinations that … Continued

From Silos to Sustainability: Transition Through a UHC Lens

Focusing attention only on replacing external assistance with domestic revenues for the programmes concerned is problematic in two ways: firstly, this approach limits the sustainability question to revenues, and secondly, it limits the scope for action to the specific health programme that was receiving external support. The commitment countries have made to universal health coverage … Continued

Lessons in Transition: The Honduras Experience

In 2016, Honduras successfully transitioned out of Gavi support to fully fund its own immunization program. Former Minister of Health in Honduras, Dr. Edna Yolani Bátres, reflects on her country’s experience of transition and shares lessons learned in this new Q&A.

Highlights from This Year’s Global Immunization Meeting: Navigating Transitions

This year’s Global Immunization Meeting (GIM) took place on June 26-28, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Approximately 240 participants attended, including Ministry of Health representatives from LNCT members,  Ghana, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Timor Leste. The topics covered ranged from the challenges associated with transitioning from donor financing to the future goals for global and regional … Continued

BID Initiative Launches Set of Tools to Improve Immunization Service Delivery

Over the last five years, the BID Initiative has created several planning, implementation, and data strengthening tools that can be used to improve immunization service delivery. The planning tools can help stakeholders understand the landscape for immunization service delivery, as well as the different actors who can contribute to the success of the implementation; the … Continued

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Policy Dialogue on the Role of the Legislature in the Budget Process

11/27/2018 - 11/28/2018

Nairobi, Kenya

The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) will host a Policy Dialogue on the Role of Legislatures in the Budget Process, especially how Legislators contribute to improving budget planning and formulation, and the implementation of spending plans and oversight.

Vaccine Economics Workshop: Costing of Immunization Programs

11/29/2018 - 11/30/2018

Jaipur, India

IIHMR University will be organizing a workshop from 29 – 30 November 2018 in Jaipur, India, focusing on the Costing of Immunization Programs led by Dr. P.R. Sodani, Dr. Susmita Chatterjee, Dr. David Bishai and Shreena Malaviya. For further information on the workshop, the brochure can be downloaded at this link : https://drive.google.com/open?id=10ho2POpvrDlY6XaCJYgjt8d_taK2qMdo

Global NITAG Network Meeting

12/06/2018 - 12/07/2018

Ottawa, Canada

The third meeting of the Global NITAG Network (GNN) will be held in December 6-7th, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.

Building PFM Capabilities Program: 2018 Peer Review Seminar

12/10/2018 - 12/12/2018

Dakar, Senegal

Over the past six months, teams from The Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia and Nigeria participated in the Building PFM Capabilities programme. This action-learning programme, using the PDIA approach, allowed the teams to tackle the PFM problems that they had nominated. The programme that the teams followed was developed by … Continued

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

iHEA 2019 Congress: New Heights in Health Economics

07/13/2019 - 07/17/2019

Basel, Switzerland

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