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Transitioning from Donor Support: Lessons Learned from Nigeria’s Gavi Transition Plan Development

Nigeria

Authors: Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Akachi Mbogu, Muhammed Sheriff, Dr. Bassey Okposen, Dr. Murtala Bagana, Dr. Garba Bakunawa, Fatima Ambashair Kyari, Dr. Owens Wiwa, Dr. Sebastian Ilomuanya Nigeria, like most low and middle-income countries, is supported by donors to fill the gaps in the health system. This support ranges from technical and managerial assistance to reach … Continued

How to Maintain Routine Immunization During COVID-19? Experiences from Armenia, Georgia, and Uzbekistan

Armenia, Georgia, Uzbekistan

Author: Eka Paatashvili Over this last year, countries around the world have been forced to focus most of their efforts on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially leaving other health priorities, including routine immunization, to fall by the wayside. To understand COVID-19’s full impact on routine immunization, we must look at how countries have modified routine … Continued

Takeaways from LNCT’s Virtual Workshop on Financing and Managing Resources in Decentralized Contexts

Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Vietnam

LNCT’s virtual workshop on the topic of financing and managing resources in decentralized contexts took place over three days in late April 2021. The purpose of this workshop was to help countries understand the implications of decentralization for immunization coverage and equity for both routine immunization and COVID-19/emergency response and to offer action-oriented problem-solving support … Continued

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LNCT Member Newsletter April 2021

LNCT UPDATES NEW RESOURCE DOCUMENT: Mobilizing Resources for Immunization in Decentralized Health Systems: A Desk Review of LNCT Country Experiences As Gavi financial support decreases and countries take on a higher proportion of the financing of immunization, they must mobilize not only the funding needed for vaccines, but also funding for critical operational costs, including cold … Continued

Third Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available!

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the third module of LNCT’s  online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Building knowledge and awareness about immunization amongst caregivers and families”  is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module focuses on why building knowledge and … Continued

Call for applicants for 2nd WHO training in infodemic management

Deadline for submission: 9 May 2021 at 18:00 Geneva Switzerland time Scope of the training The intent is to cover a spectrum of infodemic management skills and topics focused on skills needed to apply infodemic management interventions and practice to promote resilience of individuals and communities to the infodemic, including misinformation, and to promote self … Continued

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Emerging Lessons from Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Angola, Ghana

This article originally appeared on the World Health Organization Africa’s website and was shared on Gavi’s #VaccinesWork webpage. Below is an excerpt. With 47 African countries now rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 17 million doses given on the continent, early insights from Africa’s largest-ever immunization drive offer hope, inspiration and early, yet vital lessons. … Continued

5 Effective Messaging Strategies to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

This story was authored by Written by Clancey Bateman and Jessica Holli and originally appeared on JSI’s website. Below is an excerpt.  Until vaccines are widely accessible and equitably distributed, messaging will only go so far in increasing vaccination rates. Below, JSI’s Health Communication team shares their tips for how public health practitioners can communicate effectively about vaccines … Continued

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