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Linked Countries Learn from Australia, Bhutan, and Vietnam About the Potential Benefits and Challenges in Implementing Electronic Immunisation Registries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Authors: Dhanusha Nirmani, Alex Regan, Annette Ozaltin, Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya This blog is also available in Russian. The Linked Immunisation Action Network (Linked) brought together nearly 60 immunisation and primary health care practitioners from 10 middle-income countries (MICs) – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam – for a virtual … Continued

Mobilizing the Military Medical Services for COVID-19 Response: How Sri Lanka’s Joint Civil-Military Efforts Relieved Health Workers and Ensured Continuance of Routine Immunisation

Sri Lanka

Author: Christina Shaw Governments around the world have relied on an arsenal of strategies to combat the COVID-19 virus, while simultaneously trying to meet the demands of routine immunisation activities. One such strategy used in many regions to support national health systems was the deployment of emergency responders, military, and other security personnel. These groups … Continued

Overcoming Immunisation Workforce Challenges Due to COVID-19

Author: Elizabeth Ohadi The Linked Immunisation Action Network hosted a podcast with health workforce experts to discuss the global health workforce challenges that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to hear how countries across the world have been addressing these challenges. As we approach the third year of the COVID-19 … Continued

News

📣 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

Events

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