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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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Announcing LNCT’s Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop, November 18-19, 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland)

Authors: Heidi Larson, Pauline Paterson, Leah Ewald, and Kristen de Graaf On November 18-19, six LNCT countries are gathering with experts from Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, Common Thread, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Results for Development in Geneva, Switzerland to put their heads together on developing local solutions to the global challenge … Continued

Takeaways From the LNCT-VPPN Joint South East Asia Regional Workshop on Vaccine Procurement: Yangon, Myanmar (September 12-13, 2019)

Indonesia, Lao PDR, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Authors: Grace Chee, Miloud Kaddar, and Elizabeth Ohadi The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN), in collaboration with the National Institute of Vaccines (NVI) Thailand, co-hosted its second regional procurement workshop in Yangon, Myanmar on September 12-13. Delegations from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, … Continued

Georgia’s Introduction of the Hexavalent Vaccine: Lessons on Successful Procurement and Advocacy

Georgia

This blog is also available in Russian.  Authors: Eka Paatashvili and Vladimer Getia As countries transition from Gavi support, sustaining access to affordable and high-quality vaccines is one of many challenges they face. Fully self-financing countries need to maintain their immunization programs while also committing increased funds for new vaccine introductions. Vaccine price and quality … Continued

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Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – São Tomé e Príncipe Interview on Building an Effective CCG

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: Cristiana Toscano, Professor, Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil and LNCT Technical Facilitator Interviewees: … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter September 2019

LNCT Updates LNCT-VPPN Held Second Joint Regional Vaccine Procurement Workshop The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN), in collaboration with the National Institute of Vaccines (NVI) Thailand, recently held their second joint sub-regional vaccine procurement workshop in Yangon, Myanmar. The primary focus of the workshop was sustainable introduction of … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – Côte d’Ivoire Interview on What They Hope to Learn from LNCT

Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire

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: Alexis Mourou Moyoka, Head Doctor of the EPI, Congo Interviewees: Mamadou Samba, Director General … Continued

Events

LNCT Webinar: Strengthening Public-Private Engagement for Immunization Delivery

11/26/2019

GoToWebinar

Please join us on Tuesday November 26th for a LNCT webinar on Strengthening Public-Private Engagement for Immunization Delivery. Ann Levin will present key findings and observations from case studies on different ways that the MoH engages with private sector providers to support immunization program performance. Participants will then hear experiences from two countries — Malawi and Georgia — with different models for engaging with private … Continued

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Applications Now Open for The Moth Storytelling Workshops for Those Personally Affected by Issues Related to Vaccines

The Gates Foundation has an ongoing partnership with The Moth, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through this partnership, The Moth has agreed to run storytelling workshops to elevate the stories of the incredible advocates, leaders, researchers, health care workers, and development practitioners with whom we work. The Moth is … Continued

Center for Global Development – Global Immunization and Gavi: Five Priorities for the Next Five Years

Below is an excerpt from the Center for Global Development’s overview note.  Child vaccination remains among the most cost-effective uses of public and aid monies.[1] In a highly contested funding environment where priorities must be set for the allocation of scarce concessional resources, investment in expanding the availability and coverage of cost-effective vaccination must come … Continued

Let Managers Manage: A Health Service Provider’s Perspective on Public Financial Management

This post originally appeared on the World Bank’s Investing in Health Blog. Below is an excerpt from the blog. In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), public financial management (PFM) reforms often consist of a standard set of interventions  to strengthen the overall strategic allocation and accountability of public funds. They are often not sufficiently customised or … Continued

Events

UNICEF Online Course in Health Systems Strengthening

11/25/2019 - 01/31/2020

Online

In this course, you’ll explore the complexity of health systems and apply systems thinking to health systems strengthening (HSS). You’ll critique major health system frameworks, analyse health system inequities, and interrogate the evidence for HSS approaches. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop HSS interventions across areas such as health policy, health … Continued

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The Moth Storytelling Workshop for Those Personally Affected by Issues Related to Vaccines

02/03/2020 - 02/10/2020

Nairobi, Kenya

The Gates Foundation has an ongoing partnership with The Moth, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through this partnership, The Moth has agreed to run storytelling workshops to elevate the stories of the incredible advocates, leaders, researchers, health care workers, and development practitioners with whom we work. The Moth is … Continued

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4th Annual Global NITAG Network (GNN) Meeting

02/24/2020 - 02/25/2020

Atlanta, USA

The 4th GNN meeting will build on the NITAG support strategy developed by WHO Head Quarters and Regional Offices with the support of network partners. The aim of this GNN meeting is to: 1) Review the Global NITAG Network activities and regional support to NITAGs. 2) Strengthen NITAGs in their abilities to make evidence based … Continued

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