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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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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

Practitioner Perspectives: 2019 Network-Wide Meeting Interview Series – Indonesia Interview on Challenges and Successes of their Gavi Transition

Georgia, Indonesia

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: Irine Javakhadze, Chief Specialist, Consolidated Budget Formulation Division, Ministry of Finance, Georgia Interviewees: Hashta … Continued

Update for Countries and Regional Partners Requesting Gavi Post-transition Support

In November 2017, the Gavi Board approved continued Gavi Alliance engagement with transitioned countries and a budget allocation of up to US$30m to support these countries until 2020. Support is being provided for technical assistance in key programmatic areas, including supply chain, LMC and data, paying special attention to innovative approaches and government commitment to … Continued

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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

Continuing Pneumococcal Vaccination After Gavi Transition in Kenya at Full Price is Cost-effective and Could Save Thousands of Lives

This news release was originally published on EurekAlert. Below is an excerpt from the news release. Co-led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program, the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study estimated that continuing the vaccine beyond 2022 would prevent – in the first ten years – more than … Continued

Gavi and Mastercard Join Forces to Reach More Children with Lifesaving Vaccines

Last week, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Mastercard announced  a new transformative partnership to ensure more children from the poorest countries are able to benefit from life-saving immunization programs.  The partnership will utilize digital immunization records to strengthen the efficiency of health services, including immunizations. You can read more about this important partnership and view … Continued

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