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Recording errors in homemade home-based records to record vaccination services: results from the 2016 Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment

As many are aware, homemade home-based records (HBRs) are often used to replace official HBRs during stock-outs or situations where the official HBR was damaged or lost. By their nature, homemade HBRs are often ad hoc in form and lack structure which may lead to immunization service delivery recording errors. In a report uplodaed to the TechNet resource library entitled "Recording errors in homemade home-based recoords to record vaccination services: results from the 2016 Kenya Missed Opportunit...

New reports on harvesting unused energy from SDD installations

To ensure that solar direct drive (SDD) appliances can keep vaccines at acceptable temperatures continuously, the installed photovoltaic array often produces excess power that is not used by the primary cooling load and this excess power generally goes unutilized. If this power is to be used, the primary SDD appliance load must be prioritized above any other load. WHO and other organizations have been working to define how this can be done safely and reliably. In support of WHO/PQS, PATH has re...

Going beyond the aggregated: why we have better knowledge on immunisation dropouts with individual patient data

"There is no arguing that aggregate data is useful, but as with most things, it has its limitations."   Read the full article (5 minutes) here: https://medium.com/shifo-news/going-beyond-the-aggregated-why-we-have-better-knowledge-on-immunisation-dropouts-with-individual-efc8e11cf879     ...

Off-grid solar generator with lithium battery storage backpack

Here at Green Energy Limited we have developed an off grid solar generator with lithium battery storage backpack. Its designed to provide continuos off grid electricity to refugee's, disaster victims, medical clinics , schools and most ant domestic electricity requirement. We are conducting a project in Lebanon in April with the Red Cross testing the performance over varies situations. We are also at final stages of developing another off grid solar backpack that will have an internal vaccine re...

UNICEF Pacific Consultancies

Dear Colleagues, UNICEF Pacific is seeking Consultancy services for the following projects. The Terms of Reference (TOR) & Vacancy Details is accessible through the following links. International Consultant to support Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) process in FSM https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512116 International Immunization and Cold Chain Consultant, Solomon Islands https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512117 International Stretegic Communications Consultant,...

Invitation to the Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference) 2018, Abuja, Nigeria, June 25-27

Dear Colleagues, You are cordially invited to the Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference) 2018, which is to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, June 25-27. The theme of the conference is: "Social Innovation and Health Supply Chain: Engaging Communities and Health System Actors to Develop Local Solutions for Health Supply Chain Challenges." See attached call for abstracts and conference flyer for details. For additional information regarding the meeting, including registration and abst...

User manual for the revised WHO classification for the causality assessment of an adverse event following immunization (AEFI) – Second edition

The second edition of the user manual for the revised WHO classification for the causality assessment of an adverse event following immunization (AEFI) was developed by the WHO with support from the Global Advisory Committee for Vaccine Safety (GACVS). This was based on the findings of a scientific study, “Indo- Zimbabwe inter-country study to assess the inter-rater reliability of the WHO AEFI causality assessment methodology and the utility of the new WHO AEFI causality assessment software” tha...

New HPV communication materials

WHO/Europe is working with immunization programmes across the European Region to help them raise awareness about HPV vaccination, address obstacles to high uptake and prepare for HPV vaccine introduction where it is not yet part of the routine immunization programme. As part of this work WHO/Europe has led or collaborated in the production of information materials, including the following resources: Video: HPV and cervical cancer – a personal story Video: How the HPV vaccine works ...

Activities to inactivate TB

Dear viewers World TB day theme 2018- Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world and the corollary:  Quickly and adequately involve the active leaders. In view of the above we wish to share the attached highlighting the activities to inactivate TB. Two related activities – BCG vaccination and Mantoux test [TST] are routinely practiced for several decades with number of errors. Regular Supportive Supervision is an integral part of any disease control / elimination / eradication programme. Polio eradic...

WHO is looking for a surveillance consultant

Looking for a surveillance consultant. Deadline for application - 15 April 2018. For more details, please see here:  http://www.who.int/immunization/Call_proposal_Surveillanceexpert_2018.pdf  ...

Realtime Cooler Temperature & Location Monitoring in the Field

All, I am trying to solve the following problem... We have small medical teams that travel to remote locations, to deliver vaccines to patients. Many of the routes are through jungle, mountains, dessert, etc and take several hours or longer to reach to destination. The teams use motorbikes, and walking through rough terrain to get to the destination. During the traveling, there is no way to tell what's going on in the cooler until the team reaches the destination. We've been asked to: T...

Gavi's INFUSE Call for Applications 2018

Dear Colleagues and partners I hope you’re well and that 2018 has got off to a great start!    I hope you don’t mind me reaching out to request your help is spreading the word about INFUSE within your networks. Innovation for Uptake, Scale and Equity in Immunisation, or INFUSE for short, is an acceleration platform to identify proven solutions which, when scaled up, have the greatest potential to modernise global health and immunisation delivery. Each year, INFUSE calls for innovations that c...

Last Mile Delivery for Public Health Supply Chains

Measuring Accountability for Last Mile Delivery The Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG) comprising of 15 global agencies are actively involved in supporting supply chain efforts across all disease areas. The purpose of this group is to provide better coordinated and more effective support to country efforts in ensuring sustainable access to high-quality essential health commodities. The group meets quarterly to address priority issues, with technical working groups established for specific foc...

Low-cost freeze-protected carrier

A new PQS freeze protected vaccine carrier has been approved. The incorporation of this new carrier would solve a serious problem but at a considerable cost. PATH estimates that 2 million carriers would have to be replaced. Several years ago we had been working on a freeze protection method which incorporated water as a phase change barrier between the stored vaccines and the ice packs. This appears to be the same freeze protection mechanism incorporated in the PQS approved carrier. The water b...

HLN Adds Support for Earliest/Overdue Date in Latest Release of Open Source Immunization Forecaster

A new release (v 1.11.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) is now available (Download ICE version 1.11.1). ICE is a state-of-the-art open-source software system that provides clinical decision support for immunizations (CDSi) for use in Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems. The release includes support for Earliest Date and Overdue Date. If enabled, ICE will output two additional forecast dates along with the ...

White Paper on Cost Effectiveness of UAS for Cargo Delivery

As more low- and middle-income countries explore opportunities to improve their public health supply chains and diagnostics networks, knowing how best to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to improve reach in the last mile is critical. Under the inSupply project, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and our partners LLamasoft, Inc. and the Nichols Group provide objective guidance for countries and public health stakeholders on how to make informed decisions about which health products to prio...

Consideration of further refining exisiting SOPs for imaging home-based records during vaccination coverage surveys

Some may be aware that the revised WHO vaccination coverage cluster survey manual encourages consideration of imaging (whether through photographing or handheld scanner) home-based records as part of vaccination coverage survey field work. Within the TechNet resource library there is a standard operating procedure(SOP) that has naturally evolved out of practical needs for survey staff guidance in one national vaccination coverage survey. While the existing SOP provides a starting point, in many...

Is there a place for home-based records alongside electronic health records and/or electronic registries?

In some communities, electronic health information systems (a topic discussed here in TechNet periodically and within the Immunization Information Systems Group), including electronic nominal immunization registries, are being implemented. Some believe that electronic health information systems and electronic health records will replace the idea of keeping a physical, paper copy of the home-based record (HBR) that includes the individual's vaccination history and perhaps other recorded primary h...

Independent assessment of data quality and operating costs of MyChild Solution in The Gambia

This Terms of Reference (ToR) and Addendum to the ToR outline the nature of the evaluation, the scope and timeline of the independent assessment. The deadline for proposal submission is 15 March 2018....

Prevailing TST practices: rapid identification and concurrent rectification through Supportive Supervision Approach of RAPID.

Dear viewers World TB day is fast approching for which we wish to share the attached through which any high risk practice in any field of public health can be rapidly, effectively and sustainably closed through proactive approach blended with support from professional colleagues in the authorized posts. This usually needs zero budget or minimal budget but needs proactive positive reciprocation from the implementing authorities with empathy towards the local innovators, beneficiaries and the ser...

JSI White Paper on UAVs: What should you deliver by unmanned aerial systems?

Cross-posted from the JSI website with thanks! inSupply, JSI’s regional supply chain consulting center in East Africa, in partnership with Llamasoft and the Nichols Group, recently examined the potential for employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver life-saving and other commodities within a public health system. They examined the cost-effectiveness of UAVs versus a motorcycle-based system and other well-run forms of land transport, using three sets of data from African countries ove...

Logistics of the vaccination campaign

Hello everyone, Mozambique, at present, uses only a simple measles vaccine in the Measles Routine for measles prevention.However, with support from GAVI, Mozambique is preparing a campaign against Measles and Rubella for April 2018, then introducing the Measles and Rubella Vaccine into Routine Immunization. At this time, the country has already been prepared for the Anti-Measles and Rubella sufficient for Campaign and for introduction and routine use. But we have a problem: how the campaign d...

Empower's upcoming workshops in Dubai 2018

Dear Colleagues, I would like to share with you the details of two of Empower's upcoming workshops which may be of interest: 1. 9-Day International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs, scheduled from 21st – 30th March 2018in Dubai, UAE (Brochure Attached) The main objective of the workshop is to describe basic concepts and practical approaches for M&E. This workshop will act as a platform for professionals to share their experiences, case study and knowledge from v...

Les inscriptions pour la formation en Logistique de Vaccination sont ouvertes

Le Centre LOGIVAC organise la 3è édition de la formation en Logistique de Vaccination, du 09 avril au 04 mai 2018. Les dossiers d’inscription seront reçus jusqu’au 24 mars 2018. Délivrée entièrement en face-à-face à destination du personnel de santé chargé de la gestion logistique du programme de vaccination aux différents niveaux de la pyramide sanitaire, la formation en logistique de vaccination répond aux nouveaux enjeux de santé publique. A travers des cours présentiels et des travaux prat...

Integrating Cold Chain Data into OpenLMIS: A Collaboration with Nexleaf Analytics

Greetings,  A new blog is available on openlmis.org, presenting an exciting collaboration between OpenLMIS and Nexleaf Analytics to incorporate remote temperature monitoring (RTM) data into the OpenLMIS logistics software: http://openlmis.org/integrating-cold-chain-data-openlmis-collaboration-nexleaf-analytics/ This collaboration allows anyone adopting OpenLMIS and utilizing any RTM system to have an informed view of the cold chain status alongside their core vaccine stock and delivery data.  ...

Anyone from Brazil and Mali?

Is there anyone here who works in immunization program in Brazil and Mali? I need to ask some questions regarding immunization schedule and their respective immunization program. I tried reviewing available literature and publications online but there are some data that seem inconsistent.  Please send me a private message here, or email me through raguindin.md@gmail.com. Thank you!...

Call for Proposals GVAP Reporting: Medical Writer and Graphic Designer needed!

Dear All, We have published today on the WHO IVB homepage two requests for proposals:     Medical Writer for the SAGE GVAP Assessment Report, for the period 2018 to 2021: http://www.who.int/immunization/rfp_gvap_medical_writter.pdf?ua=1   Graphic Designer for the yearly GVAP Reports, for the period 2018-2021: http://www.who.int/immunization/rfp_graphic_designer_gvap.pdf?ua=1     The deadline for submission of offers is 6 March 2018.   We would be grateful if you could...

APPLY NOW: GaneshAID seeks National Field Investigators in India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Hello, TechNet members! GaneshAID is looking for National Field Investigators with international public health experience to participate in a business feasibility study of establishing a Regional Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence in health & immunization commodity supply chains. Learn more… Duration/Timeframe 10 days from 15th February, 2018 to 18th May 2018 Reporting line The consultant will report to the Project Operation Management while closely working with team members of the project....

Soren Spanner's death

Soren Spanner died in hospital in Denmark on the 28th December, I am told by his sons. Soren was dedicated to help build cold chain systems all over the world and he was a true expert in refrigeration. I was fortunate to meet him in the early 1980s and we remained close, working friends for the next thirty seven years. Many others who worked with him in African and Asian countries will remember his tireless enthusiasm in field work and repair and maintenance training.  Perhaps his greatest con...

Sharing the PPT on establishing dedicated vaccination clinic & nursing station for administering tuberculin

In response to the demand by HODs of Department of Community Medicine of a few Medical Colleges, KVG team is proud to share 7 slides PPT on the above subject.  We wish replication of the same in all Medical Colleges, especially private to promote quality vaccination and Mantoux test [Tuberculin Skin Test –TST] services to strengthen National programmes of Routine Immunization and Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme [RNTCP]. Several high risk practices were observed by the author with...

Hep B vaccination at birth may not be necessary in India, says study

Hep B  vaccination at birth  may not be necessary in India, says study A large multi-centre study done in North India shows that many newborns are protected at birth by natural antibodies to Hepatitis-B and so Hep-B vaccination at birth is not necessary. The study funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) lends support to the government's pragmatic approach to vaccinate babies born at home starting at six weeks instead of at birth. The study, whose findings have been published i...

First vaccine carrier approved by World Health Organization to prevent vaccine freezing during transport commercially available

PATH’s Freeze-Safe innovation sets a new benchmark, helping protect vaccine potency, reducing health worker burden, and providing cost savings to health systems Seattle, February 7, 2018—This week, the first commercially available freeze-free vaccine carrier will begin introductory field trials in Nepal. This follows the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement that the Indian-made carrier using PATH’s “Freeze-Safe” reference design passed WHO Performance, Quality, and Safety (PQS) laborato...


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