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Takeaways from the LNCT Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop: Geneva, Switzerland (November 18-19, 2019)

Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Authors: Kristen de Graaf, Ekaterine Adamia, Nona Beradze, Ivdity Chikovani On November 18-19, 2019, delegates from the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) participated in a vaccine hesitancy workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting brought together 12 actively engaged LNCT members from Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Uzbekistan and Vietnam with experts from the … Continued

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

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Practitioner Perspectives: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Challenges – Armenia

Armenia

During our vaccine hesitancy workshop, which took place in Geneva in November 2019, we sat down with a couple participants to hear about their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy challenges in their country. This interview is with Svetlana Grigoryan, Head of Immunization and Epidemiology, Vaccine Preventable Diseases Department, Armenia. The interview recording can be listened to … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Challenges – Vietnam

Vietnam

During our vaccine hesitancy workshop, which took place in Geneva in November 2019, we sat down with a couple participants to hear about their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy challenges in their country. This interview is with Dang Thi Tanh Huyen, Vice Head of National EPI office, Vietnam. The interview recording can be listened to in … Continued

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

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program Awarding $25,000 for Intervention Research Projects for Increasing Vaccination Confidence

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is proud to announce its second iteration of the Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program. Under this program, grants of $25,000 each will be awarded for intervention research projects, which can be conducted over a period of 10 months beginning in September 2020. The primary goal of … Continued

Religious Leaders Can Help Build Vaccine Confidence

This article originally appeared in Forbes. Below is an excerpt. Muslim clerics helped increase vaccination rates in Pakistan. An ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem mandated that children get vaccinated following a measles outbreak. Religious and local leaders are working with pygmy communities to increase trust in the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (where vaccination workers have been … Continued

New Study Finds Lower Trust in National Government Linked to no History of Vaccination

This survey originally appeared in the Lancet. Below is an excerpt. View the full findings here.  A new survey investigated the association between confidence in governments and the percentage of respondents who did not have vaccination in the past 5 years because of safety concerns, grouped by country.  The survey found that no history of … Continued

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