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Preparing for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out through Simualtion Exercises (SimEx)

As the world starts the largest vaccine roll-out against COVID-19, WHO and partners are helping countries to develop and implement Covid-19 vaccine Simulation Exercises (SimEx) to prepare for vacci

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* New WHO Publications * available: Global Vaccine Market Report, Vaccine Purchases data & HPV market study

Vaccine Purchase Data Note for Countries (2019): provides an overview of 2018 vaccine purchase data (including vaccine products and vaccine prices) as reported by countries in

This document provides guidance, tools and templates to implement the five stages: (1) developing concept; (2) planning and preparing; (3) conducting the review; (4) synthesizing findings; (5) translating into action. The EPI Review should be a...

A Reference manual which includes an overview of the survey process, tools, and indicators. An Implementation guide which provides a step-by-step instruction for a SARA survey. SARA is a health facility assessment tool designed to generate a set of...

To be useful, competencies are not developed in a vacuum. The competencies framework links the competencies of the workforce to the objectives of an organization, both for planning and for monitoring. Organizations, such as an immunization program,...

Republic of Moldova: Training pharmacies to promote vaccination against COVID-19

Iraq: Update on Routine and COVID-19 Immunization

A situational analysis or desk review is commonly recommended for many activities including EPI Reviews and National Immunization Strategy (NIS) development. The objective of this guidance is to enable national immunization programmes to conduct...

To set out an overarching global vision and strategy for vaccines and immunization for the decade 2021–2030.

The governments of Tanzania and Zambia identified key data-related challenges affecting immunization service delivery including identifying children due for vaccines, time-consuming data entry processes, and inadequate resources. To address these...

Global and national stakeholders have acknowledged that routine immunization programs face significant challenges related to the collection, availability, and use of data for planning, management, and improvement of program performance. To address...

The BID Learning Network invites you to view a webinar presentation on The Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) Review. IDEA is a global synthesis of existing evidence aimed at increasing the use of high-quality data to improve immunization...

Building a culture of data use requires a shift across the entire health system, where consistent use and analyses of data result in decisions that improve service delivery. These tools can be used to facilitate the process of building a data use...

These tools can be used to coordinate the timing and activities of the introduction and implementation of the data quality and data use interventions. These tools offer guidance on how to manage and resolve issues, and to assess how well those who...

This set of tools may be used for planning the introduction of a new intervention or activities prior to implementation of the intervention. These tools can help you to understand the landscape for immunization service delivery (or other areas of...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you view a webinar presentation on “Building Capacity in Immunization Data Quality and Use through Mentorship: Introducing the BID Regional Mentors.” In its initial phase, between 2013 and 2018, the BID...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view the recorded webinar entitled “The Uganda eIDSR System”. During this webinar, colleagues from Uganda share how they have built an information system with their own resources, utilizing a...

During this webinar, VaxTrac presents on common themes and implementation/scale-up challenges that were identified during the recent BLN Study Visit to Benin conducted between 11th and 16th July 2016. VaxTrac shares some of their relevant end-line...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) held a webinar entitled “Development of a Health Information Systems (HIS) Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience”. During this webinar, Liberia shares the lessons they have learned in the process of...

This webinar describes Senegal’s experience with implementing DHIS2 and discusses interoperability considerations in relation to DVD-MT and DHIS2. The speakers highlight successes, opportunities for improvement, and the impact on data...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Economies of Scale, Integration & Interoperability in Digital Health”. This webinar discussed World Vision’s experiences in different countries and contexts, and the successes...

This study provides the most updated understanding of current and future global trends and drivers of supply and demand for HPV vaccine. It also identifies actions to help address the current and expected constraints and serves as an important...

The WHO vaccine market intelligence database compiles vaccine purchase (product, price and procurement) data as reported by countries via the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form (JRF) over the period of 2013–2018. While country names are not...

This guidance forms part of the country support packages and responds to a need in the market for effective organizational design that will enhance supply chain efficiency and effectiveness in the public health system. This guidance provides...

This document brings together a range of resources to provide an overview of the global policies, potential interventions and strategies related to the integration of immunization services. It also provides guidance and country examples on the...

This article describes a collaboration to develop standard competencies for 4 levels of an immunization system. Competencies can guide immunization program structuring, functions and workforce management.

The Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change provides a useful basis for strategic planning, by providing a foundation for developing strategies to manage the quantity, type, and capacity of human resources required to operate...

This WHO-UNICEF Guidance Note provides guidance to countries on how to develop a continuous immunization supply chain (iSC) improvement plan. Its purpose is to help countries build a case for supply chain investments and develop an improvement plan...

This document compiles cIP workshop agendas, to help the user building his/her own for his/her country cIP workshop. - The Repository is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. A first example is available, more will be added in the coming weeks -

This document captures key information to conduct a root cause analysis, as one of the steps to develop a continuous Improvement Plan (cIP).

As mentioned in the cIP Guidance Note, the cIP workshop is a multi-day, interactive process where relevant stakeholders can collaborate to review the situation analysis in depth, conduct a rapid assessment of root-causes, and define the five-year...

This document captures key information to conduct a situation analysis, as one of the steps to develop a continuous Improvement Plan (cIP).

More than 40 short videos teaching important Data Monitoring topics are available in English at www.immunizationacademy.com. This new initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides open access to short, practical training...

National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) are established by national authorities to provide them with independent, bias-free, objective, and evidence-based advice on vaccines and immunization challenges. As of December 2015, 125...

In Japan, the Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group created by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has played an important role in demonstrating the solid scientific basis for vaccine efficacy and safety since 2002. Members of the group,...

Introduction: an increasing trend of routine immunization performance has generally been observed over the past decade in Ethiopia. However, the improvement is irregular with wide disparity among and within regions. This study analyzes health...

At the end of 2013, the Government of Benin and Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) launched a demonstration project in Comé Health Zone (HZ) to optimize the vaccine supply chain. A key part of the demonstration project was the creation of an...

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and in 2012 was suffering some of the lowest vaccination rates in the World. A combination of factors had resulted in a dysfunctional immunization cold chain and supply chain. Recognizing that the...

Suboptimal vaccination coverage leads to continuous outbreaks of preventable diseases. It threatens to jeopardize progress towards disease elimination and to allow diseases such as diphtheria and pertussis to re-emerge in the WHO European Region....

Responsibility for immunisation in Nigeria is decentralised to sub-national governments. So far, they have failed to achieve optimal coverage for their populations. We evaluated a pilot intervention implemented between 2013 and 2014 to redesign a...

This is Empower School of Health\'s Annual Training Calendar for 2017 for all public health organizations who wish to attend capacity building trainings in the year 2017. They can plan their schedule and budgets accordingly.

ACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: India\'s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is one of the largest programmes in the world in terms of quantities of vaccines administered, number of beneficiaries, number of immunization sessions, and geographical extent...

Background As part of the efforts to eradicate polioviruses in the African Region, structures were put in place to ensure coordinated mobilization and deployment of resources within the framework of the global polio eradication initiative (PEI)....

As part of the Immunization eLearning Initiative, UNICEF and WHO announce the availability of a new online course for Microplanning. This type of planning is an important tool to ensure that immunization reaches every community. Many immunization...

Although the latest yellow fever outbreak appears to be approaching a close, nearly 2000 suspected and confirmed cases have been reported in Angola since December, 2015.1 Aggressive vaccination campaigns, coordinated by the Angolan Ministry of...

Background. Following the 2012 declaration by World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa and the WHO Executive Board to ramp up routine immunization (RI) activities, began to intensify activities to strengthen RI. This study...

Developed jointly by UNICEF and WHO, the \"Communication for Immunization\" course will provide all partners and staff working to support immunization with a better understanding of how communication impacts immunization programs and outcomes, and...

The public health benefits of vaccination are clear. The World Health Organization estimates that, in 2008, more than 2.5 million deaths were prevented by vaccination.1 Immunization programmes have led to the eradication of smallpox, the elimination...

Meghalaya, a hilly tribal state in northeast India, has many inaccessible areas with little or no access to good quality health services. With an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 58 infant deaths per 1000 live births, an institutional delivery...

Guiding Principles: (1) Governments should see themselves as stewards of supply chains, providing vision, guidance, and oversight, not necessarily as operators of supply chains. (2) Governments should not be afraid to leverage the multiple supply...

Background Despite rapid and tangible progress in vaccine coverage and in premature mortality rates registered in sub-Saharan Africa, inequities to access remain firmly entrenched, large pockets of low vaccination coverage persist, and coverage...

The top national Department of Health (NDoH) EPI managers resigned in August and December last year, taking with them large chunks of institutional memory and invaluable expertise. SA remains in the top five underperforming EPI African countries...

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