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All Things Zero-Dose 2.0: A Conversation on How Far We’ve Come

04/29/2022

Join immunisation experts on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8 am EDT for a “fireside chat” on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube LIVE to discuss how to identify and reach zero-dose children— those who have not received even a single dose of the vaccines that prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and other life-threatening and debilitating diseases– including … Read More

Reaching Zero-Dose Children and Supporting Immunization Equity in Humanitarian Contexts

03/28/2022

Zoom Webinar

How do we restore and strengthen immunization to effectively reach populations in humanitarian settings? An estimated two-thirds of zero-dose children live in conflict-affected settings. Research suggests that global conflicts are lasting longer and becoming more complex with greater impacts on civilian populations. A panel of humanitarian and immunization experts will discuss the importance of prioritizing … Read More

Zero-Dose Analysis Card

This card, developed by Gavi, can assist with and/or consolidate analyses relating to zero-dose and under-immunized communities in order to identify Gavi investments in a given country. It offers a step by step process with key questions to help (1) identify how many zero-dose children and missed communities there are and (2) why they have not been reached; (3) develop and implement strategies to address supply and demand-side barriers; (4) monitor strategies implemented; and (5) evaluate the effectiveness of immunization programs in reaching zero-dose children and missed communities.

 

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Opinion: Reach ‘zero-dose’ children to build back better

This opinion piece originally appeared on the Devex website here. The scale of COVID-19 vaccinations offers us a unique chance to focus on these people and communities left furthest behind and reach them with essential health care along with COVAX humanitarian buffer, which is designed to provide the often most neglected populations in humanitarian settings … Read More

Integration of Routine Immunisation Services Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

04/26/2022

Zoom Webinar

Integration is a priority that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the pandemic has highlighted creative solutions employed at a programmatic level. Beyond ad-hoc support, programmes are trialing an integrated approach through public health teams using their vast expertise to deliver a package of services in an efficient and acceptable manner by also taking … Read More

Linked Community News March 2022

This newsletter is available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. 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 … Read More

Webinar: Introduction to the National Immunization Strategy (NIS)

03/14/2022

Zoom Webinar

Date: Mar 14, 2022 03:00 PM CET This first webinar in a series will provide an introduction to the new approach and available guidance to support countries in the development of National Immunization Strategies (NIS). The new NIS guidance focuses on more informed, country owned, and sustainable decision-making and the prioritization of interventions needed to … Read More

Discussion Series on Reaching Every District using Quality Improvement Tools (RED-QI)

05/12/2021 - 05/26/2021

Zoom Webinar

REGISTER HERE Boost, in partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI), is pleased to announce a three-part discussion series beginning next week on the lessons learned from ten years of implementation of the Reaching Every District using Quality Improvement Tools (RED-QI) approach in Ethiopia and Uganda. The series will examine how to help achieve equity and … Read More

Why Gender Matters: Empower and collaborate with civil society and change agents to overcome gender barriers

03/21/2024

The second session of the webinar series on Why Gender Matters for Immunization: IA2030, will take place on Thursday 4 April 2024. Session 2: Empower and collaborate with civil society and change agents to overcome gender barriers Civil society, grassroots organizations, and change agents are powerful allies in overcoming gender barriers and increasing demand for immunisation services. … Read More