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Digital Transformation Journey of the National Immunisation Information System in Vietnam

10/06/2022

Zoom Webinar

The Vietnam National Immunisation Information System (NIIS) has proven to stand the test of time and adversity throughout the 12-year journey of digital transformation from the paper-based system. The system journey was certainly not without difficulties, challenges, and even failures, and PATH is honored to accompany Vietnam National Expanded Program on Immunisation (NEPI) along this … Continued

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – Reaching the Communities Left Furthest Behind

10/07/2022

Zoom Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countries and people in very different ways, making the SDG’s principle to Leave No One Behind particularly relevant as decision makers at all levels consider recovery plans to build back better from the lingering pandemic. Reaching zero-dose children is a key step as addressing this also provides vulnerable families with … Continued

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Health Systems Research 7th Global Symposium

10/31/2022 - 11/04/2022

Bogotá

HSG is pleased to announce the theme and sub-themes for the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research to be held in Bogotá, Colombia from October 31 – November 4, 2022. “Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing lessons for current and future global challenges”. Health systems face significant challenges all around the world … Continued

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📣 Lessons from Moldova on the Use of Pharmacists to Increase Demand for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Moldova

When the COVID-19 vaccines first launched in Moldova, vaccine confidence across the country was low, particularly among target populations. To combat this, Moldova launched a national campaign using pharmacists to increase awareness, confidence, and coverage of the vaccines. Linked recently sat down with Oxana Constantinova, Doctor Epidemiologist, Center for Public Health, Moldova, to understand the … Continued

Begin your pathway of being a Boost champion with Storytelling for Change!

NEW 💡: Begin your pathway of being a Boost champion with Storytelling for Change! The Boost Community, in partnership with People Power Health, will offer this 5-week flexible virtual training (via mobile phone) course, starting Monday, October 3. Grounded in the practice of social movements and activism, Storytelling for Change provides an opportunity to learn … Continued

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Special Issue Series in Vaccines on Immunisation Programme Management

A new Special Issue series in Vaccines has been announced on “Management of National and Regional Immunisation Programmes: Current Challenges and Future Strategies.” The editors would especially welcome submissions on key areas surrounding the value for money or cost-effectiveness of vaccines for COVID-19 and other key infectious diseases. The deadline for manuscript submissions is April … Continued

Infodemics and misinformation negatively affect people’s health behaviours, new WHO review finds

This article originally appeared on the World Health Organization website. Below is an excerpt. Incorrect interpretations of health information, which increase during outbreaks and disasters, often negatively impact people’s mental health and increase vaccine hesitancy, and can delay the provision of health care, a new WHO review shows. The authors conclude that the effects of … Continued

NEW OPPORTUNITY: Results for Development is Seeking a Senior Program Associate to Support the Linked Immunisation Action Network

Results for Development seeks a Senior Program Associate to join our Global Health Team and provide support in communication and knowledge management, network coordination, and technical and operational support to the Linked Immunisation Action Network. This position is based in Washington DC and will report to the Associate Director. About the Project The Linked Immunisation … Continued

Linked Community News August 2022

This newsletter is available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. Over the last couple months, the Linked Immunisation Action Network has been focused on bringing together countries that recently transitioned from Gavi support for a multitude of exciting learning engagements. Azerbaijan and Georgia exchanged lessons on supporting national decision-making for new vaccine introduction, ten … Continued

Linked Steering Committee Spotlight: Lakshmi Somatunga

Linked Network Facilitators chatted with representatives from the Steering Committee to learn more about their experiences working in immunisation, what they are most looking forward to from the network, as well as some fun, personal facts about themselves. This spotlight features Lakshmi Somatunga, Health Economist – Financing for Immunization, World Health Organization. Welcome to the … Continued

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: iHEA Congress July 2023

IHEA has announced the call for abstracts for the 15th World Congress on Health Economics in Cape Town, July 2023, which has the theme of Diversity in Health Economics. IHEA Congresses are well established as the forum to engage around the latest research findings in health economics from around the world, the implications of this … Continued

Resource Round-up: Benefits and Implementation Considerations for Electronic Immunisation Registries (EIRs)

This resource round-up is available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. A critical challenge facing middle-income countries (MICs) is effective and accurate reporting systems for tracking routine immunisation. Electronic immunisation registries (EIRs) track vaccinations at the individual level and throughout the life course and can integrate the tracking of coverage across different providers in … Continued