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Takeaways from LNCT’s Virtual Workshop on Engaging the Private Sector to Support Immunization

Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Georgia, Kenya, São Tomé e Príncipe, Sudan

LNCT recently held its first virtual learning workshop for six countries on the topic of engaging the private sector to support immunization.  The workshop took place over four days during the end of October and early November. The purpose of this workshop was to help countries better understand how to engage with for-profit and not-for-profit … Continued

How to Identify and Respond to the Disruption in Routine Immunization Services During the Global Pandemic: Lessons from Sierra Leone

Authors: Priscilla Rouyer, Dr. Sebastian Ilomuanya (CHAI Global Vaccines Delivery), Jon Robertson (Vaccines Programme Manager, CHAI Sierra Leone), and Dr. Tom Sesay (CH/EPI Programme Manager, Government of Sierra Leone) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to the provision of health care services. Initial estimates and modeling analysis show the potential magnitude of these disruptions, … Continued

LNCT Steering Committee Spotlight: Ganiyu Salau

Nigeria

Ganiyu Salau was introduced to LNCT at the first networkwide meeting in 2017. As member of Nigeria’s Country Core Group (CCG), Ganiyu has since participated in several in-person events and provided input to the network’s activities through CCG calls and meetings. As he participated in LNCT activities, Ganiyu grew to appreciate the value of gathering … Continued

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Second Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available to the Public

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the second module of LNCT’s new online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Using data to understand immunization behavior and build demand strategies” is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module outlines the importance of using data to design … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter November/December 2020

LNCT UPDATES LNCT to Hold Session During Phase Two of the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020)LNCT’s organized Health Systems Research (HSR) session, “Should public health programs be integrated into national health insurance? The case of immunization”, will be taking place on December 9. The session will examine how the immunization programs in Georgia, Ghana, and Indonesia have … Continued

First Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available to the Public

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the first module of LNCT’s new online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Understanding and Generating Demand for Immunization” is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module introduces key behavior change concepts and … Continued

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Upcoming Course on Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities Beginning February 2021

Register Today! DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 OR AS SOON AS WE REACH MAXIMUM COURSE CAPACITY (50 PEOPLE) The Boost Community, in partnership with Adaptive Change Advisors and People Power Health, is excited to offer the course Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities beginning February 2021. This course in adaptive leadership and community … Continued

Vaccine Acceptance is the Next Hurdle

This story originally appeared on the World Health Organization’s website.  COVID-19 vaccines are finally within reach, with several breakthroughs on the horizon. This is good news at the end of a difficult pandemic year. But even after we have overcome the imminent challenges of sufficient supply, efficient rollout and equitable access, vaccine hesitancy will remain … Continued

The COVID Vaccine Challenges That Lie Ahead

This article originally appeared in Nature. Read the full article here.  Large clinical trials of four vaccine candidates are showing remarkable promise, with three exceeding 90% efficacy — an unexpectedly high rate — according to results released so far. None reported worrying safety signals and one has shown promise in older adults, a demographic that … Continued

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