Community Discussion Forum
Use the community discussion forum to connect with other network countries, partners, and global experts. Post questions, suggestions, and share your experiences and challenges with the community. Anyone who is a member can begin a new discussion topic or respond to existing topics.
Between 2019 and 2021 the number of children that missed out on all routine vaccines, so-called zero-dose children, increased by 3.2 million. To address these equity gaps, identifying efficiencies and exploring innovative delivery modalities to optimize resource allocation is more important than ever. However, economic evidence to support decisionmakers in this is lacking. ThinkWell is … Continued
Over the past couple of years, the Boost Community has brought our members’ voices, like yours, to the forefront, highlighting challenges and successes of your work as you have strived to continue critical routine immunization services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic while at the same time, planning for and executing the rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines … Continued
The Boost Community is collaborating with colleagues at Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to develop resources in our Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative (GMVSC). This collaborative aims to assist immunization professionals with easily accessible tools, resources and … Continued
Are you interested in hearing from peers in LNCT countries on how they’re funding COVID-19 vaccination, the fiscal impacts of COVID-19, lessons to mobilize for the next emergency, and how to leverage COVID response for health system strengthening? Between July and August 2021, LNCT administered a targeted survey around COVID-19 financing to its members and … Continued
NEW TRAINING COURSE! RESPONSIVE FEEDBACK DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Register today: https://boost-community.typeform.com/to/KawFD5AR?typeform-source=www.linkedin.com The emerging and ongoing challenges of COVID-19 require innovative and agile approaches to program delivery, particularly when addressing vaccine hesitancy across the globe. The Boost Community and The Curve, a consortium led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and M&C Saatchi World Services, are excited … Continued
LNCT partners IHP and Curatio sat down yesterday to discuss the immunization financing impact of COVID on LNCT countries – we are excited to share the recording soon! Our LNCT member survey asked what financing sources countries have used for COVID vaccination. In addition to COVAX AMC and other donor support, countries reported funding coming … Continued
Amanda Folsom, Mohammed Abubakar Garba
LNCT’s network-wide survey is now closed and we are quickly compiling the results! One question on our survey asked how COVID vaccine introduction has impacted your country’s budget for other aspects of the immunization program. Of the 11 countries that responded, 9 reported that COVID vaccine introduction had caused them to delay or cancel human … Continued
What are you most interested to learn from the network-wide survey about LNCT countries’ experiences financing COVID vaccine introduction and routine immunization during the pandemic? Tell us below! We will be posting our network-wide survey results, which include information on this topic, in mid-September, along with a video conversation between LNCT partners IHP and Curatio … Continued
As I prepare to step back from LNCT, I want to thank all our members for their engagement and contributions to the network. Thank you for generously taking time to join webinars, contribute to blogs, and participate in workshops to mutually exchange information, sharing your challenges and successes so we may all learn from them. … Continued
Amanda Folsom, Christina Shaw... and 4 others
ThinkWell and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have published their findings on additional costs associated with modifications to routine immunization, mass campaigns, and outreach services during COVID-19 and they’d like your feedback: Do these analyses give you the necessary budget information to plan safe immunization services? Are there other cost calculations that … Continued
Christina Shaw, Mohammed Abubakar Garba
What are the most important strategies your country has implemented that have helped ensure the timely disbursement of funds for the national immunization program? In our webinar on June 23, we heard about what Nigeria has done to ensure reliable funding for vaccines. Please share your experiences on timely disbursement of funds below.
We recognize that countries and health systems across the world are being confronted with the burden of managing the COVID19 pandemic. We would like to understand its impact on immunization and transitions. Does COVID19 pose new challenges for immunization programming and/or the transition from Gavi assistance in your country?
LNCT Network Coordinators, Joanna Wisniewska... and 4 others
As many LNCT countries consider the introduction of a national health insurance (NHI) system to achieve and sustain universal health coverage (UHC) goals, they must pay careful consideration to how public health programs, including immunization, are handled as NHI systems evolve. LNCT’s new brief, which came out of discussions from our NHI workshop in July … Continued
LNCT Network Coordinators
LNCT hosted a webinar on November 26, 2019 on Strengthening Public-Private Engagement for Immunization Delivery. Participants learned about key findings and observations from case studies on different ways that the MoH engages with private sector providers to support immunization program performance and heard experiences from two countries — Malawi and Georgia — with different models … Continued
Is your country able to provide reliable data to WHO and UNICEF on private sector immunization coverage? Please explain any barriers to providing reliable data.
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