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Linked Countries Learn from Australia, Bhutan, and Vietnam About the Potential Benefits and Challenges in Implementing Electronic Immunisation Registries

Authors: Dhanusha Nirmani, Alex Regan, Annette Ozaltin, Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya

The Linked Immunisation Action Network (Linked) brought together nearly 60 immunisation and primary health care practitioners from 10 middle-income countries (MICs) – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam – for a virtual learning exchange in July on “Benefits and Implementation Considerations for Electronic Immunisation Registries.

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Mobilizing the Military Medical Services for COVID-19 Response: How Sri Lanka’s Joint Civil-Military Efforts Relieved Health Workers and Ensured Continuance of Routine Immunisation

Author: Christina Shaw

Governments around the world have relied on an arsenal of strategies to combat the COVID-19 virus, while simultaneously trying to meet the demands of routine immunisation activities. One such strategy used in many regions to support national health systems was the deployment of emergency responders, military, and other security personnel. These groups can play a crucial role in strengthening emergency response capacity,

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Overcoming Immunisation Workforce Challenges Due to COVID-19

Author: Elizabeth Ohadi

The Linked Immunisation Action Network hosted a podcast with health workforce experts to discuss the global health workforce challenges that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to hear how countries across the world have been addressing these challenges.

As we approach the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic and countries within the Linked Network strive to maintain,

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National Immunization Registers – Recent Experiences in Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination and Integrating Adult and Child Vaccination Delivery

Authors: Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya, Institute for Health Policy

Why now?

The COVID-19 pandemic, which will remain a significant challenge for all health systems in the years ahead, should encourage countries to take a serious look at adopting national electronic immunization registers (EIRs). Until now, EIRs, which emerged only in the past two decades,

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Hesitancy on the Frontline: Lessons Learned in Preparing for and Responding to Health Care Worker Hesitancy

Authors: Regina Madanguit, Felicity Pocklington, Michael Coleman, Sherine Guirguis, and Amel Benzerga

To help you address specific vaccine hesitancy and demand issues in your country, you can sign up for a one-on-one meeting with Common Thread. Whether it’s a strategy, a crisis communication plan, or something you can’t quite define, our public health experts, communicators,

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Transitioning from Donor Support: Lessons Learned from Nigeria’s Gavi Transition Plan Development

Authors: Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Akachi Mbogu, Muhammed Sheriff, Dr. Bassey Okposen, Dr. Murtala Bagana, Dr. Garba Bakunawa, Fatima Ambashair Kyari, Dr. Owens Wiwa, Dr. Sebastian Ilomuanya

Nigeria, like most low and middle-income countries, is supported by donors to fill the gaps in the health system. This support ranges from technical and managerial assistance to reach global and country strategic goals,

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How to Maintain Routine Immunization During COVID-19? Experiences from Armenia, Georgia, and Uzbekistan

Author: Eka Paatashvili

Over this last year, countries around the world have been forced to focus most of their efforts on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially leaving other health priorities, including routine immunization, to fall by the wayside. To understand COVID-19’s full impact on routine immunization, we must look at how countries have modified routine immunization service delivery and financing and trends in vaccine coverage.

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Takeaways from LNCT’s Virtual Workshop on Financing and Managing Resources in Decentralized Contexts

LNCT’s virtual workshop on the topic of financing and managing resources in decentralized contexts took place over three days in late April 2021. The purpose of this workshop was to help countries understand the implications of decentralization for immunization coverage and equity for both routine immunization and COVID-19/emergency response and to offer action-oriented problem-solving support for specific decentralization-challenges identified by country participants.

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Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign to Address Hesitancy Issues

Authors: Ina Charkviani, Journalist and Communications Specialist, Curatio International Foundation and Lela Sturua, Head of Non-Communicable Disease Department, National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) of Georgia

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the globe, signs of hope are beginning to emerge as countries start implementing COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. Early evidence tells us the welcoming news that these vaccines are driving down both new cases and mortality rates.

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