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Can Financial and Non-financial Incentives Strengthen Immunisation Programme performance?

The Linked Immunisation Action Network (Linked) hosted a learning exchange with middle-income countries from the European Region to discuss the use of financial and non-financial incentives to increase immunisation coverage. This webinar was a follow-on to a Linked workshop in July 2022 on the integration of immunisation and primary health care (PHC). The workshop covered three key topics,

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

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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,

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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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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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