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Takeaways from the Third LNCT Networkwide Meeting: Tangerang, Indonesia (July 3-5, 2019)

Authors: Grace Chee, Elizabeth Ohadi, and Leah Ewald Fourteen member countries gathered for the third Networkwide Meeting of the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) in Tangerang, Indonesia. This year’s meeting followed the theme of “Resource Mobilization: Moving Beyond Vaccines.” Countries spent three days in focused and energized discussion around common budget gaps for … Continued

Financing More than JUST Vaccines

Authors: Grace Chee and Elizabeth Ohadi The theme for LNCT’s network-wide meeting this year in Indonesia is Resource Mobilization: Moving Beyond Vaccines. As countries prepare to transition away from Gavi funding, so much of the initial focus is on where to find the domestic resources to pay for the vaccines supported by Gavi. Of course, … Continued

Key Considerations for Joint Appraisals

Lao PDR, Nigeria, Vietnam

Authors: Sostena Romano & Arika Garg, from the Clinton Health Access Initiative The annual Gavi Joint Appraisal can be a useful tool for countries as they plan for their transition from Gavi support, serving to highlight challenges that require additional attention. Gavi and other partners have published a wide array of guidance to help countries maximize … Continued

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Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop to be Held in Geneva November 18-19

LNCT and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Vaccine Confidence Project will be holding a workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on November 18-19 to support countries in addressing vaccine hesitancy. The two-day workshop will bring together participants from six countries – Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Uzbekistan – that have indicated vaccine … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – Nigeria’s Community Engagement Strategy

Nigeria, Sudan

During our network-wide meeting, which took place in Tangerang, Indonesia in July 2019, we sat down with a few participants to hear about their experiences related to topics around their Gavi transition experiences. This interview features the following LNCT members: Interviewer: Elseddig Eltayeb Elsamani, EPI Manager, Sudan Interviewees: Dr. Garba Bello Bakunawa, Gavi Focal Desk … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – Ghana Interview on Takeaways from LNCT’s National Heath Insurance Workshop

Ghana, Lao PDR

During our network-wide meeting, which took place in Tangerang, Indonesia in July 2019, we sat down with a few participants to hear about their experiences related to topics around their Gavi transition experiences. This interview features the following LNCT members: Interviewer: Bouaphat Phonvixay, Deputy Director of National Health Insurance Bureau, Lao PDR Panome Sayamoungkhoun, EPI … Continued

Events

Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop

11/18/2019 - 11/19/2019

Geneva, Switzerland

LNCT and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Vaccine Confidence Project will be holding a workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on November 18-19 to support countries in addressing vaccine hesitancy. The two-day workshop will bring together participants from six countries – Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Uzbekistan – that have indicated vaccine … Continued

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Materials from Immunization Economics’ 2019 iHEA Pre-Congress Session Now Available

As part of the 2019 iHEA biennial world congress in Basel, Switzerland, the Immunization Economics Special Interest Group (SIG) organized a pre-congress session on July 13-14. The program, which focused on the generation and use of information surrounding immunization costing, financing, and value of vaccination, included: Featured updates on research findings, methodology, and cases; Concurrent … Continued

Innovative Fridge Protecting Vaccines from Power Outages

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. Below is an excerpt.  Vaccines are often temperature sensitive, with inoculations for diseases including hepatitis, typhoid and polio sensitive to both high and low temperatures. This presents a major challenge for health workers dispensing vaccines across the world, particularly in areas with limited or unreliable electricity supplies. But Sure Chill, a British technology and … Continued

Events

Sixth Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for Low- and Middle-income Countries

11/18/2019 - 11/22/2019

Geneva, Switzerland

Course announcement WHO is pleased to announce the Sixth Advanced course on health financing for universal coverage for low- and middle-income countries, to be held from 18 to 22 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. This week-long advanced training program is organized by WHO’s Health Financing Policy team based in Geneva with selected contributions from global … Continued

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