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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

National Immunization Registers – Recent Experiences in Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination and Integrating Adult and Child Vaccination Delivery

Authors: Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya, Institute for Health Policy Why now? The COVID-19 pandemic, which will remain a significant challenge for all health systems in the years ahead, should encourage countries to take a serious look at adopting national electronic immunization registers (EIRs). Until now, EIRs, which emerged only in the past two decades, have been … Continued

Hesitancy on the Frontline: Lessons Learned in Preparing for and Responding to Health Care Worker Hesitancy

Authors: Regina Madanguit, Felicity Pocklington, Michael Coleman, Sherine Guirguis, and Amel Benzerga To help you address specific vaccine hesitancy and demand issues in your country, you can sign up for a one-on-one meeting with Common Thread. Whether it’s a strategy, a crisis communication plan, or something you can’t quite define, our public health experts, communicators, … Continued

News

Applications Open for New Fellowship on COVID-19 Recovery for Routine Immunization Programs

What: WHO, in partnership with Sabin’s Boost Community, is offering a fellowship program for national and sub-national immunisation staff to support them as they plan and implement activities for the recovery and strengthening of their countries’ immunisation programmes. When: Starting Wednesday, May 11, 2022, this cohort will participate in a comprehensive program over the course … Continued

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Training for Promotion of Vaccine Demand to Maintain and Restore Routine Immunisation and Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

What: This training, for the first time, ties together the interrelated threads of infodemic management, behavioral insights, and social data and intervention design into a training and rostering strategy that addresses country needs now. Trainees will be equipped with the latest tools, resources and expertise to comprehensively promote vaccine demand, supported by expertise from WHO, … Continued

Events

Official Launch of the VERSE Equity Toolkit For Multidimensional Equity Assessments

05/25/2022

Zoom Webinar

To identify what issues impair vaccine coverage, researchers traditionally look for an association with just one variable — wealth, for example — instead of examining the host of factors in play. Typical equity metrics may not appropriately account for the compounding effect of geographic and sociodemographic factors on immunization outcomes, such as, in the case … Continued

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Social Gender Barriers to Immunisation

06/02/2022

Zoom Webinar

This is the first of three learning sessions about gender barriers to immunization. This 1.5 hour webinar will provide participants with an understanding of key concepts of gender-related barriers such as gender versus sex, intersectionality, applying a “gender lens” to programming, and the gender continuum in programming, i.e., gender blind vs gender responsive vs gender … Continued

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Structural Gender Barriers to Immunisation

06/09/2022

Zoom Webinar

This 1.5 hour webinar on structural gender barriers to immunization is the second in a series of three sessions. This session will cover barriers that relate to the health system and particularly to the health workforce. It will also cover the effectiveness of gender responsive, and gender transformative strategies related to immunization, and how to … Continued

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