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Introducing New Network Coordinator Partnership with the Institute for Health Policy (IHP)

Sri Lanka

The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) is an independent, non-profit Sri Lankan health think tank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. IHP seeks to support informed policy making in health and related sectors in Sri Lanka and other countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, through research and other activities. As a leading regional center of excellence … Continued

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

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Georgia Sharing knowledge to Armenia to strengthen immunization legislation

Armenia and Georgia, members of Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) participated in the twinning program on immunization legislation In February 2020. The twinning program was hosted by Curatio International Foundation. Armenian delegation represented by the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Disease Control visited representatives of the Parliament, Ministries of Health … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter January 2020

LNCT Updates CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: LNCT Sponsoring Scholarships for Individuals from LNCT Member Countries to Attend Training Workshops on Economics and Financing LNCT is sponsoring a scholarship program for individuals from LNCT member countries to attend select Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) training workshops in their region. TVEE workshops help participants to strengthen skills related to economics and financing of … Continued

LNCT Member Newsletter November 2019

LNCT Updates Announcing LNCT’s Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop On November 18-19, delegates from 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 of vaccine … 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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