LNCT WEBINAR: Designing Behavioural Strategies for Immunization in a Covid-19 Context

May 21, 2020

Please join us on Thursday May 21, 2020 for a LNCT webinar, ‘Designing Behavioral Strategies for Immunization in a Covid-19 Context.’ Hosted by Common Thread, this webinar will review the Covid-19 context that many GAVI countries now find themselves in. This new Covid-19 context, underpinned by the way in which citizens: perceive Government guidelines and services, trust public and other sources of information, and assess their risk to Covid-19 and other diseases, will determine how much they demand and seek out immunization services moving forward. Looking at a few behavioural levers that can increase demand for immunization and learning from countries who have begun to reintroduce immunization services, we will explore how countries can increase public trust and demand for immunization to ensure global gains in immunization do not unravel. Participants will then hear from four countries – Cote D’Ivoire, India, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam – on key challenges and lessons learned from their experiences.

Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM Abuja / 1:00-2:30 PM Tbilisi / 4:00-5:30 PM Bangkok
Registration: Register here
Details: This session will be hosted in English, but simultaneous interpretation will be offered in French, Portuguese, and Russian, as needed. If you need interpretation for this event, please register by May 15th so that we can schedule an interpreter.

Panelists:

  • India: Dr Kapil Singh
    • National Project Officer, Gavi Secretariat, Health System Strengthening Project, Immunization Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Sri Lanka: Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya and Dr AnujiGamage
    • Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya, Institute for Health Policy
    • Dr. Anuji Gamage MBBS, MSc. MD (Community Medicine), Consultant Community Physician, Management Development and Planning Unit, Ministry of Health, Government of Sri Lanka
  • Viet Nam: Dang Thi Thanh Huyen and Nam Tong
    • Dang Thi Thanh Huyen, Vice Head of National EPI, Ministry of Health, Government of Viet Nam
    • Nam Tong, Associate Director, Viet Nam, Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Cote D’Ivoire: Professor Daniel Ekra
    • Dr Daniel Ekra, Directeur Coordonnateur PEV, Maître de Conférences Agrégé en Santé publique – Épidémiologie, UFR Sciences Médicales, Université FHB

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