Research Funding Opportunity: Health policy and systems research for vaccine uptake in low- and middle-income countries – deadline 24 July 2024

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (the Alliance) is seeking expressions of interest (EoIs) from research and policy teams based in select low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to use health policy and systems research to respond to identified national priorities related to improving vaccine uptake. EoIs can focus on one of two tracks: reaching zero-dose and under-immunised children or addressing adolescent and adult vaccination.

This programme of work seeks to identify policy gaps to better inform national level governments on their immunisation systems design, strengthen current national-level efforts to implement, evaluate and scale immunisation programmes, amplify community responses to improve vaccine uptake, move beyond the health sector and improve data and metrics for immunisation. This programme aims to move beyond descriptive understandings of determinants of vaccine uptake towards more exploratory and explanatory studies. Particularly, it focuses on examining the meso- and macro-level interactions between individual and systemic determinants of vaccine uptake.

Teams based at in-country research institutions in the following countries are eligible to submit an EoI: Brazil, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, 24 July 2024. Learn more about the opportunity here.

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