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Dear Technet colleagues, We hope this email finds you well. We wanted to share with you all an exciting new publication from the USAID's Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply ...

Dear Colleagues,   Most technology solutions in global health are not designed with the community health worker (CHW) in mind. USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project conducted this landscape analysis, which is the first of its type.A...

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Childhood vaccination rates in Armenia are high. Yet, anecdotal evidence suggests that some health workers may advise against vaccination. The extent and reasons behind this are unknown. This study used the World Health Organization’s Tailoring Immunization Programmes approach to investigate medical...
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Between 10 and 14 October 2022, Mr Ted Chaiban, Global Lead Coordinator for the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership (CoVDP) and his team visited Mali in West Africa- one of nine countries with less than 10% COVID-19 vaccination coverage. A member of WHO IST West Africa also supported this advocacy...
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In 2012, Liberia conducted its last Comprehensive Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) review (CER). In addition, the comprehensive Multi Year Plan (cMYP) expiring in in June 2020. To provide evidence for the program’s strategic directions and priority activities, a new CER was organized be...
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Globally, COVID-19 vaccination has played a critical role in reducing deaths and hospitalizations from SARS-COV-2 infections.  As of December 2021, Somalia had only fully vaccinated 5.9% of its population against COVID-19, due to the country’s weak and fragile health system combined with unpre...
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The recently published “Overcoming barriers to vaccine acceptance: Learnings from 734 health workers” report analyses 734 case studies developed by frontline health workers in November 2020 as part of the COVID-19 Peer Hub, a peer learning programme of The Geneva Learning Foundation. This exercise...
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On 7 October 2022, WHO published an updated Hepatitis A vaccines position paper to replace the 2012 hepatitis A position published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record . The updated paper, based on a systematic literature review during 2012-2021, considers changes in epidemiology and the latest ev...
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In September 2022, a meeting was held in Tactic, Alta Verapaz, to present the results of joint efforts between the Ministry of Health, PAHO, UNICEF and World Food Programme and mobile brigades that brought integrated COVID-19 vaccination, health and nutrition services closer for hard-to-reach commun...
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COVID-19 vaccination campaigns were launched in Guatemala in February 2021. Despite several efforts, by April 15, 2022, national COVID-19 two-dose vaccination coverage was <40%. To help bridge identified gaps in access to COVID-19 vaccination and preventive healthcare, the Ministry of Health´s ...
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A significant change in the polio eradication and broader global health landscape is the Mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Polio Transition (2018 - 2023). The evaluationprovides recommendations to support polio transition stakeholders to strengthen health...
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In a new push, UNICEF is calling for joint and targeted efforts to provide vaccination to over 32 million women at the 12 most-at-risk countries and protect them and their new-borns from potentially fatal maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Geospatial mapping of 24,000 of neonatal deaths (babies ...
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In January 2022, Benin introduced the MenAfriVac vaccine into its regular vaccination schedule. The MenAfriVac provides protection against Type A meningitis. This campaign was organised to reach the remaining cohort of unvaccinated children, who had not been reached since the last preventive campaig...
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In September 2022, the Regional Director for AFRO, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, launched the ambitious new ‘Regional Framework to Defeat Meningitis in Africa by 2030’ and called on countries to ramp up implementation of the roadmap ahead of the next seasonal outbreak of meningitis in January 2023. Despite ...
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Hello everyone,  Is there an update guidance on vaccine management? If yes does anyone mind sharing the link, preferably of a french document.  If not, do you think the WHO 2015 handbook is technically enough or is there room for improvement ?  Grateful for the support !  &n...

On August 31, 2022, HLN released a new version (v1.36.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to the COVID-19 vaccine. ICE is a state-of-the-art open source software system that provides clinical decision support for immunizations for use in Immunization Information S...
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For the last one year we have focused on developing a transactional eLMIS in DHIS2 platform, SoftLMIS. SoftLMIS, a custom web application, has been set to run on top of the DHIS2 platform to manage real-time stock of health commodities by batch# & expiry date, and allow day-to-day stock transact...

Dear colleagues, UNICEF, in collaboration with global partners, have recognized the need to validate the learning needs for supply chain workforce using People that Deliver (PtD) competency framework. This effort will allow stakeholders develop a roadmap to address human resource capacity needs thr...

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...
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