How does your government engage with private immunization providers?

This question is for all LNCT members. It follows up on the very interesting panel discussion that we heard of private sector immunization providers in Indonesia at the LNCT network-wide meeting in early July. How does your government engage with private for-profit or non-profit immunization providers? Does the MOH distribute national immunization program vaccines to private providers at no charge? If so, what types of providers receive vaccines from the government and what populations do they serve? What requirements come with the vaccines, such as reporting to the MOH on doses administered and Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI), and restrictions on fees charged? How does the MOH handle distribution of vaccines to private providers? Is it distributed by the national government, subnational (e.g. provincial) government, or private distributors?

LNCT Workshop Resources: Engaging the Private Sector to Support Immunization

Dates October 27, 28, 29 and November 3 Objectives Define the private sector and how they can support immunization programming Discuss common challenges and understand the risks associated with engaging the private sector Discuss best practices for engaging the private sector Understand how to make good use of private sector expertise Discuss practical ways to … Continued

LNCT Webinar Resources: Strengthening Public-Private Engagement for Immunization Delivery

LNCT hosted a webinar on November 26, 2019 on Strengthening Public-Private Engagement for Immunization Delivery. Ann Levin presented key findings and observations from case studies on different ways that the MoH engages with private sector providers to support immunization program performance. Participants then heard experiences from two countries —Temwa Mzengeza, National Routine Immunization Officer, Expanded … Continued