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Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC)

05/06/2024 - 05/17/2024

Annecy, France

ADVAC is a two-week training programme for decision-makers, including academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies. The course aims to facilitate critical decision-making in vaccinology by providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of vaccinology (immunology, vaccine development, clinical trials, regulatory processes, vaccine-specific issues including new vaccines, vaccination strategies and policies, programme implementation, … Read More

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LNCT Member Newsletter January 2019

LNCT Updates Learning Network for Countries in Transition: 2019 Activities Looking ahead to 2019, LNCT will continue to collaborate with network partners and member countries to provide both in-person and virtual learning engagements based around member-identified priority topics Including vaccine procurement, vaccine hesitancy, and immunization and UHC. Specific activities underway for 2019 include: LNCT Steering Committee: The steering … Read More

New Podcast Discusses New Technologies, Strategies, and Partnerships to Improve Vaccination Rates and Strengthen Immunization Systems

Greater attention and resources to low-income country vaccination programs over the last decade have resulted in tremendous gains in immunization coverage. But coverage rates have now stalled, calling for new approaches to overcoming enduring barriers to health care access. In this episode of Take as Directed, Dr. Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery for the … Read More

CHAI Shares High Level Review of Findings from New Procurement Assessment Framework

CHAI recently developed a review framework to help EPI programs better understand the disruptions and challenges pertaining to procurement that might result from Gavi transition and identify a way forward without compromising vaccine coverage. In close collaboration with EPI teams and partners, CHAI assessed current procurement processes and identified challenges along the following 4 dimensions … Read More

Searching for a Vaccine Against Mistrust

Outbreaks of once-controlled diseases such as measles are rising around the world. This article takes a look at the misinformation behind the growing anti-vaccination movement and how anti-vaccination activists have used the internet and social media to successfully raise doubts about vaccination safety.

Transition to Program Budgeting in Health: Experience from Countries and Lessons Learned

WHO’s Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing is providing support to Ministries of Health in this transition process, with the following aims: 1) building the knowledge base on good practices in health budget reforms, including the development of an online health budget portal and country case studies; 2) providing technical support and guidance to … Read More

Gavi and Mastercard Join Forces to Reach More Children with Lifesaving Vaccines

Last week, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Mastercard announced  a new transformative partnership to ensure more children from the poorest countries are able to benefit from life-saving immunization programs.  The partnership will utilize digital immunization records to strengthen the efficiency of health services, including immunizations. You can read more about this important partnership and view … Read More

Donor Transitions From HIV Programs: What Is The Impact On Vulnerable Populations?

“Many middle-income countries are transitioning away from donor-funded health programs in a range of areas including immunization, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV. Unless these donor exits are managed well, they could imperil the sustainability of the remarkable gains that have been achieved over the past two decades in fighting killer infectious diseases and maternal … Read More

Three LNCT Countries – Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana – Recently Implemented Successful Immunization Campaigns

Three LNCT countries – Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana – have successfully implemented vaccination campaigns in recent weeks. Sudan, with support from WHO and UNICEF, vaccinated 4.5 million children against polio. Nigeria is working with WHO, Gavi, and UNICEF in their biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign, which aims to provide 26.2 million vaccinations for both children … Read More