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Takeaways From the LNCT-VPPN Joint South East Asia Regional Workshop on Vaccine Procurement: Yangon, Myanmar (September 12-13, 2019)

Indonesia, Lao PDR, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Authors: Grace Chee, Miloud Kaddar, and Elizabeth Ohadi The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN), in collaboration with the National Institute of Vaccines (NVI) Thailand, co-hosted its second regional procurement workshop in Yangon, Myanmar on September 12-13. Delegations from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, … Continued

Georgia’s Introduction of the Hexavalent Vaccine: Lessons on Successful Procurement and Advocacy

Georgia

This blog is also available in Russian.  Authors: Eka Paatashvili and Vladimer Getia As countries transition from Gavi support, sustaining access to affordable and high-quality vaccines is one of many challenges they face. Fully self-financing countries need to maintain their immunization programs while also committing increased funds for new vaccine introductions. Vaccine price and quality … Continued

Takeaways From the First LNCT-VPPN Joint Regional Workshop on Vaccine Procurement: Tbilisi, Georgia (April 10-12, 2019)

Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan

Authors: Miloud Kaddar, Grace Chee, and Leah Ewald Last week, the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and the UNICEF Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN) co-hosted its first regional procurement workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. LNCT members Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan joined fellow VPPN members North Macedonia and Serbia for three days of focused exchange … Continued

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Practitioner Perspectives: Tbilisi Vaccine Procurement Workshop Interview Series – Dilorom Tursunova (1 of 4)

During our regional vaccine procurement workshop, which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia in April 2019, we sat down with a few participants to hear about their experiences related to topics ranging from vaccine forecasting, vaccine budgeting, and vaccine regulatory issues. This interview (first in a series of 4) is with Dilorom Tursunova, Deputy Chief of the … Continued

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CHAI Shares High Level Review of Findings from New Procurement Assessment Framework

CHAI recently developed a review framework to help EPI programs better understand the disruptions and challenges pertaining to procurement that might result from Gavi transition and identify a way forward without compromising vaccine coverage. In close collaboration with EPI teams and partners, CHAI assessed current procurement processes and identified challenges along the following 4 dimensions … Continued

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