What We Do
The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT – pronounced “linked”) contributes to the achievement of Gavi’s goals for improved sustainability of national immunization programs by reducing the chance that vaccines will be dropped, helping to maintain or increase coverage, and building the skills and ability to introduce new vaccines in the future. LNCT promotes these goals by facilitating both in-person and virtual learning exchanges based around country-identified priority topics.
LNCT uses a collaborative learning approach that brings together country practitioners, technical experts, and development partners to share lessons, challenges, and good practices for managing the Gavi transition process. Through in-person workshops and virtual initiatives, such as webinars and online roundtables, LNCT learning exchanges generate new knowledge and insight that help practitioners and policymakers make informed resource allocation and programmatic decisions. LNCT members also have access to an online platform with state-of-the-art resources curated from our network of global partners and the opportunity to virtually engage with technical experts and other country practitioners through our members-only discussion forum. In 2019, LNCT exchanges were based around four country-identified priority topics – resource mobilization, vaccine procurement, vaccine hesitancy, and immunization and Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
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LNCT engagement is organized around four broad technical areas.
- Managing the Gavi Transition
Gavi’s vision for a successful transition is one in which countries have successfully expanded their national immunization programs with vaccines of public health importance and sustain these vaccines post-transition with high and equitable coverage of target populations, while having robust systems and decision-making processes in place to support the introduction of future vaccines.
- Financing Immunization Programs During Transition
Ensuring the financial sustainability of immunization programs to meet the goal of successful transition requires securing new domestic resources for immunization and strengthening the planning, budgeting, and financial management capacity of immunization programs.
- Strengthening Immunization Program Performance for Transition
Ensuring the sustainability of immunization programs post-transition requires maintaining or strengthening core immunization program functions during and after transition.
- Affordable and Sustainable Vaccines for Transition
Ensuring the sustainability of immunization programs post-transition requires ensuring a vaccine supply that is adequate, safe, reliable, and affordable.