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Health Systems Research 7th Global Symposium

10/31/2022 - 11/04/2022


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

International SBCC Summit 2022

12/05/2022 - 12/09/2022

Marrakesh, Morocco

Behavioral interventions like physical distancing, mask-wearing and vaccine uptake around COVID-19 has brought increased public and policy attention to not only the role of social and behavior change (SBC) in saving lives and improving livelihoods, but also to what works in introducing new attitudes and practices in response to urgent crises. Throughout the 2022 Summit … Continued


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Linked Community News March 2022

This newsletter is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Network Updates NEW PODCAST AND BLOG: Overcoming Immunisation Workforce Challenges Due to COVID-19Linked Network Facilitators sat down with three health workforce experts to discuss the ongoing workforce challenges faced by immunisation programmes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how countries across the world have … Continued

Vaccine Hesitancy: 10 Lessons from Chatbotting about COVID-19 in 17 Countries

This article originally appeared on the World Bank Blog. Below is a brief excerpt. In January 2021 the World Bank launched a new program to support countries to understand and reduce vaccine hesitancy using behavioral science. The work is done through social media surveys and randomized experiments, allowing us to understand people’s beliefs about COVID-19 … Continued

NEW COURSE: Storytelling For Change

The Boost Community, in partnership with People Power Health, is pleased to announce that we will again be offering Storytelling for Change, a five-week self-paced online (via mobile phone) course grounded in the practice of social movements and activism that provides an opportunity for immunization professionals to learn new skills to generate public emotion, values … Continued

Kenya Government Fighting Vaccine Hesitancy

While Kenya has seen the percentage of people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus gradually increase to 19%, some people – like nomadic herders – have been harder to reach. So, Kenyan authorities offered an incentive – herders who get the jab can also get routine vaccinations and medicines for their livestock. To learn more, check … Continued

Linked Community News January 2022

This newsletter is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. We are delighted to announce the launch of Gavi’s immunisation learning network for middle-income countries (MICs), called the Linked Immunisation Action Network (Linked). Representing an integral component of Gavi’s new strategic approach to engaging with MICs, the Linked Immunisation Action Network is an evolution … Continued

Frequently Asked Questions about the Reoriented LNCT Network

The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) is evolving to align with Gavi’s new strategic approach to engaging with middle-income countries, specifically those that have transitioned from Gavi support as well as select countries that have never received Gavi support. Now called the Linked Immunisation Action Network, the Network will support middle-income countries to … Continued