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The WHO Department of Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) is pleased to announce the upcoming second webinar series on Why Gender Matters for Immunization: IA2030.  The Immunization Agenda 2030 e...

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In 2022, an estimated 10.6 million people fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, and 1.3 million people died.  All this despite the availability of the BCG vaccine for infants.   The good news is that newer and better TB vaccines are on the horizon, and many are intended for use in ad...
The USAID Medicines Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program is pleased to announce the availability of the above course through the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) Academy https://learn.doh.gov.ph/ (You need to register and then enrol in the ‘Gender and Development’ course). ...
Dear Colleagues, National pharmaceutical services units (NPSUs) are central government divisions responsible for medicines regulation, health supply chain, and pharmaceutical services. They impact the government’s ability to serve as stewards of the health system and ensure equitable and easy acces...
Dear TechNet Community, sharing below a link to the new “The Delivery” website. https://the-delivery.org/ “Ambitious, imperfect and resilient. These are the remarkable stories and findings from the COVID-19 vaccine delivery, preserved for future generations in a digital replica of the very device ...
Register today for an interactive webinar, presented by the Gavi Zero-Dose Learning Hub (ZDLH), to hear real-world stories from frontline health workers working to identify and reach zero-dose children in Bangladesh, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda. Attendees will learn how practitioners are overcoming ba...
Webinar Title: Immunization for Primary Health Care (PHC) Framework for Action: Building PHC Linkages within National Immunization Strategies Date: November 7, 2023 Time: 5:00 PM EAT / 3:00 PM CET / 9:00 AM EST Register here!   We are excited to invite you to an upcoming webinar that promi...
Dear all, we have just released the recordings for all TechNet Conference plenary sessions (and all breakout sessions in the main auditorium) on the TechNet-21 YouTube channel. Also available are all the the slides presented in plenary and breakout sessions. Note that the recordings are current...
Dear Colleagues,  The USAID Medicines Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program, in collaboration with the WHO Division of Medicines and Health Products are exited to launch this 1hr certificate course. Managing COI is a responsibility for all of us who work in or manage the se...
We are delighted to confirm that the 17th TechNet Conference will take place in Panama City, Panama in the Region of the Americas (PAHO). The conference will begin on Monday, October 16, 2023 and finish on Thursday, October 19, 2023. The title of the TechNet Conferene will be:  ...
The IA2030 Strategic Priority 1 Working Group (Immunization Programs for Primary Health Care and Universal Health Coverage) developed the “Immunization for Primary Health Care (PHC): Framework for Action” to help EPI managers and immunization and PHC stakeholders to understand the role and relevance...
Dear colleagues, We hope you are all doing well.  We are pleased to announce the launch of a Special Issue on Immunization Inequalities in the MDPI journal Vaccines (IF: 7.8), to be published on the occasion of World Immunization Week 2024.&nb...
Dear colleagues,There are two opportunities to hear Gavi Zero-Dose Learning Hub (ZDLH) representatives discuss findings from four country landscape scans, from Bangladesh, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda, and their implications for reaching zero-dose and under-immunized children: Teach to Reach, Friday...
The MOMENTUM Routine, Immunization, Transformation and Equity project aims to strengthen routine immunization programs to overcome the entrenched obstacles contributing to stagnating and declining immunization rates. As part of this work, we would love to gather any feedback you may have on your exp...
Go straight the to the PtD Global Indaba website The second edition of the PtD Global Indaba will take place at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok, Thailand, between 6 and 8 March 2024. The Global Indaba is the only global conference that focuses on human resources for health ...
  WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals (IVB) and partners have published a study in Vaccine: “Modeling the impact of vaccination for the Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA 2030): Deaths averted due to vaccination against 14 pathogens in 194 countries from 2021 to 2030” T...
Join Sabin Vaccine Institute's Boost Community and WHO for a Special 2023 Fellowship Launch Event*Thursday, July 27 1:00 PM UTC/GMT In May 2022, the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Boost Community (Sabin) and World Health Organization (WHO) launched the COVID-19 Recovery for Routine Immunization Programs...
Jeudi 27 juillet, 13:00 UTC/GMT (trouvez votre heure locale) Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant ! En mai 2022, la Sabin Vaccine Institute's Boost Community (Sabin) et l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) ont l...
In May 2022, the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Boost Community (Sabin) and World Health Organization (WHO) launched the COVID-19 Recovery for Routine Immunization Programs Fellowship. The aim of this program was to support a cohort of nationa...
By -Tesfaye Tsigu UNICEF has procured, delivered and installed greater than 100k optimal cold chain equipments in low and middle-income countries over the past few years. UNICEF collaborates with GAVI, WHO, Governments and other partners to strengthen the health system of those countries.  Pu...
Dear TechNet members, we are delighted to announce that you can now submit your application to attend the 17th TechNet Conference in Panama City, Panama on 16-19 October 2023. The link to the application form is provided below and should take about 10 minutes to complete. The application form will...
Regardez le premier échange d’expérience inter-pays de la Plateforme Gavi pour atteindre les enfants zéro-dose, connu sous le nom de “ZDLH-X”. Suivez ce lien pour voir la rediffusion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEfpzZW8ipU Cet événement est l’une des étapes d’une initiative d’apprentissage par...
Dear colleagues, the TechNet Conference Planning Committee has released a Call for Abstracts. Please click the link below if you want to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster that will be featured at the conference. We would love to hear your ideas! 17th TechNet Conference: Request f...
Dear Colleagues, Estimating the value and public health impact of vaccines is critical to ensure evidence-based policy decision making in nearly all stages, from vaccine development to the introduction/implementation of vaccines in low-resource settings. To foster public health equity, as well as e...
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of home-based records as a complement to facility-based records, to improve care seeking  behaviours, men’s involvement and support in the household, maternal and child home care practices, infant and child feeding, and communication betwee...
Dear TechNet members, Do you work on vaccine procurement? Have you ever wondered where to find publicly available market intelligence resources? Or what budgeting concerns should be taken into account during the planning processes? If so, you are welcome to join UNICEF's new Strategic Vaccine Proc...
Dear TechNet members, Good News! The TechNet-21 website is being upgraded next week. The new website will look nicer, work better on mobile devices, be better organised, and will provide a more powerful platform for partners to share information with the global immunization community. The changes wi...
Teach to Reach: Local health practitioners from all over the world will meet on 14 October 2022 to explore how to build back better and prepare for the next pandemic GENEVA, 5 October 2022 (THE GENEVA LEARNING FOUNDATION) – The seventh edition of Teach to Reach on 14 October 2022 will connect over ...
Do you want to learn about what drives vaccine uptake – and how to improve vaccination demand and coverage? The World Health Organization (WHO) invites applications for the first cohort of the WHO Scholar Level 1 certification course on IA 2030 Strategic Priority 2 (SP2): commitment and demand. Th...
Insights Live #5: Learning about COVID-19 vaccination, gender barriers, and neglected diseases Watch the livestream on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXr64AAmUt8 Insights Live is the Geneva Learning Foundation’s event series in which we share what we are learning through the Foundation’s...
CAPACITI is a systematic approach for decision-making on immunisation. It aims to strengthen the capacity of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to evaluate vaccination options according to their priorities and programme context, both to support national immunisation programme and policy decisio...
Dear TechNet-21 Members, The annual WHO and UNICEF national estimates of immunization coverage (WUENIC) 2022 here were officially released on15th July. You can access all data here: https://immunizationdata.who.int/ and https://data.unicef.org/topic/child-health/immunizati...
June 23, 2022 3-6PM CEST, 9-12AM EDT, 6-9 AM PDT. Register here. In 2019, 1.27 million deaths were attributable to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and 4.95 million deaths were associated with AMR. Vaccines can prevent a proportion of the AMR burden by: preventing drug-sensitive and drug-resista...
Teach to Reach Opening Ceremony: Celebrating the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030 Add to your calendar: https://www.addevent.com/event/IS13896504 On March 7, 2022, more than 6,000 health professionals joined the Movement for Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030). Learn more… After sixteen weeks,...
The Boost Community's upcoming Bright Spots live engagement will take place on Friday, June 3 at 9:00 AM EST (find local time), highlighting Leveraging the Power of Storytelling to Increase Vaccine Demand, a story that follows Geraldine Chinonso Mbagwu, Programme Officer with Corona Management Sys...
A new COVID-19 Maternal Immunization Resource Library hosted by PATH is now available as a one-stop information hub linking to global and country-specific research, guidance, tools, publications, and other resources related to COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. The tool is desig...
The Verification and Traceability Initiative is a partnership led by BMGF, GAVI, UNICEF, USAID, the Global Fund, and the World Bank that seeks to provide access to trusted health product data and tools and resources for verification and traceability, through the establishment of a global repository ...
The Sabin Vaccine Institute and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. are proud to partner together to launch the Behavioral Science - Immunization Network. This network, hosted by Sabin’s Boost Community, will include immunization practitioners and social and behavioral science experts who ...
The Boost Community is collaborating with colleagues at Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to develop resources in our Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative (GMVSC). ...
Earlier this month, on October 1st 2021, it was discovered that the security of the TechNet web server had been compromised by an unknown entity. The site was immediately taken offline while a team of security professionals cleaned and secured the site. This process took about six hours to complete....
Dear viewers             we wish to share the sucess story with thne viewers in response to the "call" by the STF Chair of Karnataka.             In view of achieving the targets set for End TB by 2025 under NTEP India [viz: Incidence-44,...
*DEADLINE TO APPLY IS OCTOBER 31, 2021* Following last year's inaugural call for stories of operational change that illustrate resourcefulness, adaptability and resilience, this year's call seeks stories related to programs implemented during COVID-19 as well as efforts to return to routine immun...
Dear colleagues, The World Health Organization (WHO) invites applications for the second cohort of the WHO Scholar Level 1 certification course on Immunization Agenda 2030.  Scholars who successfully complete the course are expected to be able to: Describe IA2030’s seven strategic...
The Coalition to Strengthen the HPV Immunization Community (CHIC) provides a platform dedicated to accelerating progress in HPV vaccine introduction, access, and program optimization in Gavi-eligible countries. HPV vaccines protect against more than 70% of cancer-causing HPV infections and can help ...
Dear Viewers From our current field experinces since May 2021, we could share Operational Researches through previous posts: 1. Reverse SOP and 2. All India Solution for an All India Problem. This we shared through mail with programme implementers in the public sector from local level to National l...
Dear viewers / stakeholders / programme managers We proudly wish to share the attached narrating true practical experiences in the field which helped us to develop the Standard Operating Procedure for administering newer vaccine requiring minus temperature for storing and transporting for the first...
The World Health Organization has commissioned a scoping review in order to better understand efforts that have been undertaken for the digitalization of home-based records for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and what lessons can be learned moving forward. A background paper will be develo...
The WHO’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) and WHO Health Emergency programme (WHE) are partnering with Project ECHO of the University of New Mexico (UNM), UNICEF, TechNet-21 to host a series of 15 sessions that align with countries’ immediate and medium-term...
As countries conduct mini COVID-19 vaccine Post-Introduction Evaluation (mini-cPIE), also called the COVID-19 Vaccination Intra-Action Review (IAR), to review and adjust their COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, WHO will be hosting regular clinics for countries to share learnings with peer countries. Countr...
Dear Colleagues, Please find attached a call for experts inviting anyone interested in serving on the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunizationto consider applying for inclusion on the newly established SAGE Roster.  We’d be grateful if you would kindl...
Dear stake holders and the viewers We wish to share the following and the attached PPT for valuable inputs for further fine tuning. “India’s COVID-19 cases are hurtling with breathtaking speed towards peak for the second time; longer a significant portion of our population is susceptible to COVID-...
The Boost Community is excited to announce the launch of: Through this new series, Boost will surface elements of real-time immunization activities or programs that demonstrate innovation or adaptability. "Sparks" will focus on unique or impactful solutions during pivotal moments that result...
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocacy and engagement from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have played a critical role in overcoming the crisis from ensuring essential services are available to filling gaps in healthcare systems to engaging with communities and sharing accurate, r...
Dear all, I am doing some research on incentives provided to people to accept COVID-19 vaccine or who got already her/his vaccination I already collected a few experiences and websites (file attached) but am looking for more Whatever experience you know, please send me the information and the weblin...
Dear immunization professionals, World Immunization Week (WIW) 2021 is around the corner (24 to 30 April)! The theme ‘Vaccines bring us closer’, has been chosen to urge greater engagement around immunization globally to promote the importance of vaccination in bringing people together, and improvin...
The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are collaborating to strengthen implementation of home-based records. An implementation guide to support countries in reviewing their home-based records is under development; Fuse ForeSight will be supp...
Did you miss the 2021 GVIRF? Do you want to review the materials presented, relive the conversation, or share the information with a colleague? Video recordings and presentations from GVIRF 2021 are now being posted to the GVIRF Topic Page.  If you do not find what you are looking for, please...
Dear colleagues, WHO’s interim guidance “Evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness” is now available at https://www.who.int/tools/covid-19-vaccine-introduction-toolkit#Evaluation%20of%20COVID-19%20vaccine%20introduction. From the site you’ll find links to the COVID-19 VE guidance, a sample ...
Deadline extended  Do you work on health or immunization? Are you passionate about new and innovative approaches to improving vaccination coverage? If ‘yes’, then we’d like to hear from YOU! The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed a set of tools to support immunization programmes ...
Français ci-dessous - Español abajo  Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator’s Country Readiness and Delivery (CRD) workstream, Project ECHO, Boost, TechNet-21, and the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project have been organizing a series of video-con...
Missed a presentation at the TechNet Conference last month? Want to watch one again or need to contact a presenter? Good news: resources for all presentations at the 16th TechNet Conference are now available online. The following page provides a list of important conference resources: the full progr...
Dear colleagues, After COVID-19 vaccines are introduced into countries, it will be vital to generate real-world data on vaccine effectiveness and impact, as many questions will remain unanswered by the clinical trials. Studies will likely be done in a variety of countries, in a variety of population...
The Boost Community invites all immunization professionals to respond to a recent Boost survey around how we can support countries to plan and prepare for the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine. This survey is part of a Sabin co-led initiative (with Dalberg and JSI), the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Pro...
Good news: the Planning Committee have finalised the program for the TechNet Conference and the full agenda is now available on the TechNet Conference page. https://www.technet-21.org/en/conference/2020 Over two days, more than one hundred presenters from across the globe will provide expert persp...
Dear all, this is to inform you that the "WHO SAGE roadmap for prioritizing uses of COVID-19 vaccines in the context of limited supply" has been published on the SAGE website www.who.int/immunization/sage/covid-19_documents/en/. The Roadmap considers priority populations for the use of va...
En Afrique, il faut plus mener des actions de sensibilisation de communautés pour que les futures Vaccins soient facilement accepter par les populations africaines. Matthieu Key, Expert en Santé Publique Gestionnaire des institutions de Sanitaires République Démocratique du Congo    ...
It's been a long time since we last convened in October 2017 in Cascais, Portugal for the 15th TechNet Conference. But the good news is finally here: three years later, the conference is returning! The 16th TechNet Conference will take place online over two days: 20-21 October.The conference will b...
Dear TechNet members, In preparation for the virtual TechNet-21 conference in October, the planning committee would appreciate your feedback.  Could you please take 5 minutes to answer the survey regarding some of the themes and format of the virtual conference?  This survey is open to al...
We are thrilled to announce the date for the next TechNet Conference, which will take place virtually over two days: Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October. In an era of mounting pressure on immunization supply chains, intensified by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will investigate the c...
Chers membres de TechNet, En préparation de la conférence virtuelle TechNet-21 en octobre, le comité de planification apprécierait vos commentaires.  Pourriez-vous prendre 5 minutes pour répondre à l'enquête concernant certains des thèmes et le format de la conférence virtuelle ?  Cette e...
WHO, UNICEF and JICA are collaborating to develop practical guidance to strengthen implementation of home-based records.  As part of this effort, we are collecting existing tools that support home-based records implementation.  We are looking for the most recent version of formal documents...
WHO, UNICEF and JICA are collaborating to develop practical guidance to strengthen implementation of home-based records.  As part of this effort, we are collecting existing tools that support home-based records implementation.  We are looking for the most recent version of formal documents...
Dear colleagues, We are all concerned about the impact of Covid on immunization as the pandemic evolves. The need for up-to-date data is high. Going forward our goal is to harmonize the ongoing efforts of data collection on the impact from all regions, but to have a quick idea of how immunization s...
The Sabin Vaccine Institute is proud to announce its second iteration of the Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program. Under this program, grants of $25,000 each will be awarded for intervention research projects, which can be conducted over a period of 10 ...
Hybrid Solar Power Pack for Walk In CoolerA Green Initiative........NCCRC,being largely instrumental in the area of integrating the newer technologies in the cold chain & continually putting its efforts towards making the immunization cold chain more & more reliable. As striving for excellen...
Chers collègues, Nous sommes tous préoccupés par l'impact de la Covid-19 sur la vaccination au fur et à mesure de l'évolution de la pandémie. Le besoin de données actualisées est important. Notre objectif est d'harmoniser les efforts actuels de collecte de données sur l'impact dans toutes les régio...
The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) hosted a series of webinars to celebrate World Immunization Week 2020. This webinar series featured IVAC experts speaking on the current and future state of vaccines around the world, and included:  Measuring the economic impact of vaccines VoI...
Dear Technet Members, Sharing this request for input on behalf of colleagues at Pamela Steele and Associates (PSA) Health Supply Chains are the backbone of a country’s health system and play a significant role in improving health outcomes. The Human Resources (HR) in the health supply chain are cr...
A novel way of visualizing daily updated COVID-19 country statistics. Click on the link and your country will be added. https://corona-stats.mobi/  ...
Dear viewers  I wish to share the following concerns keeping in view of COVID-19 pandemic. According to the “Guiding principles for immunization activity during the COVID-19 pandemic”, there is a need to sustain Routine Immunization (RI) services along with adherence to COVID-19 preventive me...
A novel way of visualising daily updated COVID-19 country statistics. https://corona-stats.co.za/ Includes impact on currency exchange and crime rates, distribution by region, etc. Click on the feedback link at the bottom of the screen with comments and suggestions for additional graphs and our te...
The WHO European Region celebrates European Immunization Week (EIW) on 20-26 April to raise awareness of the importance of immunization in preventing diseases and protecting life. This message is especially critical this year, when national immunization programmes and health providers are working to...
Dear Colleagues,  I am excited to share that the Boost Community, in partnership with the Geneva Learning Foundation (TGLF) and Adaptive Change Advisors (ACA), is accepting applications for the first cohort of the Scholar Level 1 Certification Course on Adaptive Leadership. This six-week cours...
Dear colleagues,   We would like to share some exciting news with the TechNet community. Immunization Academy’s IA Watch now includes social features that will give registered users the ability to connect with one another, strengthening the...
Today, more than ever, we need to come together for "a world in which everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being” (IA2030). To do so, global partners are conducting an online poll to better understand how immunization programs and vaccin...
Dear TechNet members, a few months ago I had planned to announce the dates of the next TechNet Conference for October 2020. Subsequently the COVID-19 pandemic struck and this has unfortunately affected our plans. It is therefore necessary to postpone the conference. We are now planning to reschedul...
WER with recommendations from SAGE Oct 2019 was published today (attached). Below I highlight two areas related to immunization data use and quality. Enjoy the reading, Carolina “[Immunization Agenda 20330] IA2030 envisions a world in which “everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from...
Does anyone know when the next conference will be and where? Thanks...
Dear viewers of TechNet Greetings from the KVG team and we wish to share the attached with photos regarding celebration of 2nd EuVac Baby Award Ceremony organized in our college on 14th Nov 2019 – the Children’s’ day and also to complement world immunization day. This year KVG team decided to feli...
The 2019 Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report Card—an annual report developed by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health—is now live. This year’s report card finds health systems are fal...
Dear viewers We wish to share the attached with End TB stakeholders for dissemination and needful. India is committed, eradicated polio and got the certificate in March 2014. In 2018, declared to End TB [Elimination] by 2025, aims to achieve prevalence rate of ≤65, incidence of ≤44 and mortality o...
Dear viewers  Last month when the above workshop was conducted at St John Medical College Bengaluru, replication for acceleration was anticipated. KVG team wishes to share the following in brief. Exactly a month back on 04th Sep 2019, St John Medical College Bengaluru, Karnataka, India invite...
Dear viewrs of techNet community We wish to share the attached wherein a planning unit lead by AYUSH Lady Medical Officer has attained and sustained >95% FIC below one year and DPT 1st booster with OPV and MCV/MRCV. We feel proud to share this as it is attached to our Medical College.  Quo...
Dear viewers KVG team wishes to share the following with the viewers and supporters of "End TB Programme" as tuberculin skin test [Mantoux test] is in practice since 1907 however there are many programmatic errors happening at the service delivery point which can be witnessed by anybody anywhere in...
India – Strengthening Urban Immunization is Need of Time & action plan to reduce inequities and improve coverage India is making efforts to increase full immunization coverage by designing various strategies as Special immunization campaigns as Missions Indradhanush due to observed slow growth ...
Dear viewers KVG team wishes to share the "mini" successful story of one page with photos for information. Cross learning visit to an established "Demo-Site", practicing the acquired operational knowledge in the home institution on returning, retro visit for further fine tuning is one of the simpl...
We are pleased to announce the launch of the topic page for Missed Opportunities for Vaccination (MOV) on TechNet: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/mov The MOV topics page includes tables with information about: • MOV publications• MOV training material • Interventions to reduce MOV by address...
Dear All, So pleased to share the great news that yesterday, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on improving the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health products in an effort to expand access. The draft resolution is on the WHA website: http://apps.who.int/gb/e/...
As we approach the end of the Decade of Vaccines and with just a couple of years remaining on the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP 2011-2020), a new Immunization Agenda 2030 is needed for the entire health and development community – one that re-affirms the benefits of vaccines and immunizations for...
We must do more to make sure everyone has access to essential health services. Investing in #immunization can help strengthen health systems and advance #UHC. #ProtectedTogether #VaccinesWork I’m sharing the good news from this week’s meeting of the Pan-African Parliamentarians (PAP) and AFRO to ad...
Hello, please check out recent feedback from the Immunization and vaccines related implementation research advisory committee (IVIR-AC) on the newly-launched WHO Market Information for Access Initiative (MI4A) and methodology: "The initiative is providing a valuable public good that could shape mar...
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