TechNet-21 - Forum

This forum provides a place for members to ask questions, share experiences, coordinate activities, and discuss recent developments in immunization.

Featured Posts

New WHO Vaccination Coverage Cluster Surveys Reference Manual available on Technet

WHO would like to announce that the new WHO Vaccination Coverage Cluster Surveys Reference Manual is available on the Technet website on the Coverage Surveys page. This document can be downloaded from here: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/vaccination-coverage-surveys under the section on "Current WHO reference manuals"      ...

DIGITALLY MIMICKING THE ANALOGUE FUNCTION OF A VVM

Imagine that VVM’s do not exist. As an alternative a tiny electronic device could be developed which would record the temperature history of the vaccine vial. The device would be attached to the vial and graphically display the temperature history of the vaccine. If a health worker wanted to know how the temperature history of the vaccine would affect its life, how would they do it? This is essentially the same problem faced when trying to interpret the data obtained from a refrigerator or vacci...

HLN releases Version 1.13.1 of its Award Winning Open Source Immunization Forecaster

A new release (v 1.13.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) is now available (download ICE version 1.13.1). ICE is a state-of-the-art open-source software system that provides clinical decision support (CDS) for immunizations for use in Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems. The release includes support Earliest Date and Overdue Date for additional vaccines: Pneumococcal and Hib. If enabled, ICE will output two ...

THE SCAR – AM I “IMMUNOGENIC” OR “ULCEROGENIC”??

Dear all Generally both parents and beneficiaries feel just pushing the vaccine will result in immunization. To maintain the quality of service, CDC has set 8 rights to be observed before / while and after administering any vaccine. Control of TB is a question of justice and human rights. Globally, out of all infectious diseases, after HIV/AIDS, TB is the second biggest killer [26% and is preventable]. TB kills or debilitates more adults aged between 15 and 59 years than any other disease in t...

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool for cold chain equipment version 1.5 now available

We are happy to announce the latest version of the Total Cost of Ownership tool for cold chain equipment (v1.5) is now available to download and use. If you have been using an earlier version of the tool, please download the latest version from the link below.   Version 1.5 includes options to add Service Bundle quotes for CCEOP procurement which will overwrite installation cost assumptions.  Version 1.5 also features enhanced warranty comparisons that reflect the value of standard warranties f...

SPOTLIGHT: National Logistics Working Groups (NLWGs)

Dear TechNet-21 community, You may have heard about National Logistics Working Groups - either because your country has one or wants to have one, or because you came across this concept in your daily job.  A national logistics working group (NLWG) is a mechanism for coordinating national immunization supply chain and logistics activities, as well as investments made by government agencies and development partners. NLWGs have been instrumental in improving the performance of supply chain manage...

SPOTLIGHT: Installation of SDD Refrigerators in Colombia

Dear TechNet-21 communty, I would like share with you some pictures of the installation process of 37 SDD that we are doing in Colombia. Best regards....

Successful completion of the International workshop on Ensuring Product Quality in PSM (April 2018)

Dear Colleagues, The agenda of the ‘International Workshop in Ensuring Product Quality in Procurement and Supply Chain Management’ was to present face-to-face opportunity to the participants from National Medical Supplies Fund (NMSF), Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan in gaining a comprehensive understanding of concepts of Quality Assurance (QA) of pharmaceutical products and processes in procurement and supply chain. The workshop was held in Al-Fateh Idris Hall in the Abdul Hamid Ibrahim Trai...

Workshop in Geneva_Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines_August 2018

Empower is organizing the third International Workshop and Study Tour on Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines in Geneva, Switzerland scheduled from 20th to 24th August 2018. It’s a 5-day workshop and our participants will be public health professionals, program officers, supply chain professionals from various Ministries of Health, UN agencies, donor agencies, private and civil society organizations. The Key Topics to be covered during the workshop are...

Decommissioning and safe disposal of cold chain equipment: the new UNICEF/WHO guidance is OUT!! /// Déclassement et élimination sécurisée des équipements de la chaîne du froid: le nouveau guide UNICEF-OMS est maintenant DISPONIBLE!

La version française de ce message se trouve après le texte en anglais. The new guidance from UNICEF/WHO on Decommissioning and safe disposal of cold chain equipment is now available on the TechNet-21 Resource library here: https://www.technet-21.org/library/main/4883 This new guidance will help governments – along with their private and public sector counterparts – to proactively manage the environmental, social, and economic issues associated with the end of a Cold Chain piece of Equipment’...

Update your knowledge of the Multi-dose vial policy (MDVP) with this UNICEF/WHO mini-course!

Developed jointly by UNICEF and WHO, this brief Multi-Dose Vial Policy (MDVP) mini-course provides all partners and staff working to support immunization with a better understanding of the 2014 revision of the Multi-Dose Vial Policy and how to apply it in the real world. With the complexity of today’s vaccine formulations, health workers can no longer assume that all liquid vaccines may be kept open and used for up to 28 days. In order for countries to minimize vaccine waste while at the same e...

TechNet-21 Careers: your gateway for immunization jobs

Hi TechNet-21 members! Browsing and submitting vacancies has never been easier on TechNet-21 Our new Careers area centralises all the immunization job-related information you need, whether you are a job-seeker or an employer. Benefits: Browse our jobs listings to find the latest immunization jobs worldwide. Sign up to receive new job alerts by email as soon as new jobs are posted. Find the best candidate to fill a key position by browsing our members list, and contact suitable candidates...

Point sur la 4ème session de formation Logivac sur la gestion de chaînes d’aprovisionnement

Les systèmes nationaux de logistique vaccinale, conçus au départ dans les années 80, sont aujourd’hui confrontés à une véritable révolution qui se décline sous les aspects suivants : Gamme plus étendue de vaccins et diversité plus grande des stratégies de prestation de services Solarisation et digitalisation de la chaîne logistique : CCEOP, suivi à distance des températures, etc. Intégration des produits des autres programmes de santé et optimisation des chaînes logistiques. Pour face à ...

MySupplyChain

Those of you seeking to improve their professional career prospects, bookmark www.MySupplyChain.org; a new one-stop platform for development and empowerment of individual health supply chain workers. The site combines a Job Board with daily updates, as well as a comprehensive Resource Directory for learning and development. Subscribe to the newsletter to receive weekly vacancy updates. Download the Android App from the Google Play Store....

A Snapshot on the 4th session of Logivac Training on Supply Chain Management

National vaccine logistics systems, originally designed in the 1980s, are today confronted to a real revolution in the following aspects: Broader range of vaccines and greater diversity of service delivery strategies Solarization and digitization of the supply chain: CCEOP, remote temperature monitoring, etc. Integration of products from other health programs and supply chain streamlining. To address the growing complexity of their supply chains, EPI and other public health programs need...

Understanding a Parent’s View of Their Child’s Vaccination Card

In our work, we often focus on how health care workers and program managers use immunization data and less about how parents use data. Through JSI's recent activities to strengthen the availability and use of home-based records or vaccination cards, we have also explored how cards are used and valued by parents and caregivers. A new blog post on The Pump summarizes what we learned about parents' perspective on these important documents. ...

Vanuatu: Transportation of Vaccines using UAS. Pre-Tender meeting and RFT Documents

Dear All I am happy to share the information below regarding the UAV for Vaccine Delivery Project in Vanuatu:  Ministry of Health of the Republic of Vanuatu, assessed by UNICEF, invites you to join the pre-tender (kick-off) meeting for MoH project number S1721: "Transportation of Vaccines and Medical Supplies using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones", as part of the official issuance of the Tender Process for trialing the use of drones in Vanuatu for vaccine deliveries in 2018. This st...

A Failure to Communicate - When is Inventory not inventory?

As a relative newcomer to the EPI supply chain world, but not to healthcare supply chain I have always struggled with some of the terminology. One term in particular bugs me. And not just because I can be a bit pedantic but because its genuninely confusing: the term "inventory management" when used in EPI Supply Chain terminology. Now I always understood inventory to be something you or your organization/value chain/supply chain worked on, added value to, to ultimately resell or pass along to ...

Last call for immunization delivery grey literature! Deadline 10 June

Dear TechNet-21 Community, I hope you've had a chance by now to check out the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) website - http://immunizationeconomics.org/ican-home - which launched May 1st and features our immunization delivery systematic review methods and findings, including the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC). The IDCC contains over 400 immunization delivery unit costs for low- and middle-income countries, pulled from the grey and published literature from January 2005 ...

How the Technology Behind Bitcoin can Strengthen Health Services, Protect Patient Privacy, and Improve Trust in Medicine Quality

Blockchain is the hot new technology topic in the financial world, the health sector, and the supply chain industry. The idea, first applied by the virtual “cryptocurrency” Bitcoin, combines the security of cryptography with the safety of distributed data. This combination results in distributed ledger technology (DLT) that is highly secure and very difficult to hack because there is no central server containing all data that needs to be protected; everyone with rights to access the blockchain h...

OpenLMIS 3.3 Webinar en français

Dear TechNet-21 Colleagues, The OpenLMIS Community is hosting a French-language webinar this Thursday, May 24 at 6 AM PST / 13h00 UTC on the latest features in the OpenLMIS 3.3 release. Details for the meeting including the call-in number are below, and the event is listed in the TechNet-21 events calendar.  Hope to see you there!  Tenly SnowOpenLMIS Community Manager   Invitation en français  Salutations chers collègues, La communauté OpenLMIS organise un webinar en français le 24 mai ...

You make TechNet-21: we want to hear from you

Dear TechNet community,  We are reaching out to better understand how TechNet-21 can help you to strengthen immunization services, and what value the platform brings to our members. We have a few of questions for you - feel free to answer them all or as much as you want!  Issues that matter to immunization professionals Which issues keep you awake at night, that would be worth engaging the wider TechNet-21 community on, perhaps as part of an online deep-dive discussion? Are you working on ...

Solving immunization supply chain challenges with blockchain technology?

I am really interested in the potential benefits that blockchain technology could bring to immunization. There have been many discussions on vaccine packaging and barcoding as I can recall, and I was wondering if blockchain technology was mentioned (or even central now!) during those discussions, and also if some of you would have some stories to share about using this technology at all.  It seems from several sources, including the World Bank that blockchain technology can provide a cost-effec...

UNICEF MENARO releases Final Report on Immunization Financing in Middle-Income Countries

Economic studies have shown that immunization is an excellent investment, yielding one of the highest returns in health. One dollar spent on immunization is estimated to generate a $16 return on investment. UNICEF considers governments’ budget allocations, whatever their resources, to this life-saving intervention to be states’ foremost commitment to children and the fulfilment of their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Yet, protecting immunization in governments...

Thank you, Padmini!

Today is Padmini Menon's last day as TechNet-21 moderator. She has been at the helm of the TechNet forum for moe than ten years, helping members with technical problems, moderating forum activity, managing the TechNet-21 social media channels, and other tasks too numerous to mention. Her tireless work in service of our immunization community has helped to build the platform to what it is today. A picture of Padmini (left) with the TechNet-21 team at the recent TechNet Conference in Cascais, P...

Revision of vaccine storage code in the new model of ILR & Keeping ice-packs in brick style

Dear viewers We wish to share the attached revised version vaccine storage code in the new model of Ice Lined Refrigerator, supplied recently to the planning units in Karnataka and India. Karnataka is going to practice soon and we hope the whole country may also follow the same as it is practicable. Keeping ice-packs in brick style practically feasible way is also demonstrated.   With best regards Holla n team KVG Medical College...

Immunization throughout the life course

PAHO is excited to share with you the video "Immunization throughout the life course," available in English here and Spanish here. According to the life course approach to public health, your health today is the result of many different factors, including your previous life experiences and even those of your parents. Likewise, your health today will impact your health in the future, as well as the health of the future generations. Immunization is a key factor to help ensure healthier population...

Electronic Immunization Registry: Practical Considerations for Planning, Development, Implementation and Evaluation

This document is designed to support EPI managers and their teams in the implementation of EIR-related information systems, using the various experiences compiled at the global level – and, especially, in the Region of the Americas – as a foundation. Within this context, the main objectives of this document are as follows: 1) To generate knowledge related to information systems and immunization registries for immunization program managers at the national and subnational levels; 2) To provide ...

Tools for monitoring the coverage of integrated public health interventions. Vaccination and deworming of soil-transmitted helminthiasis

PAHO is pleased to introduce a new resource publication that contains a set of modules aimed at improving the monitoring of coverage of integrated public health interventions.  To improve the well-being of the population and bridge gaps in health service delivery, it is necessary to guarantee access to various health interventions, including proven strategies such as vaccination and deworming. Meeting program coverage goals, however, depends on identifying and reaching target populations.This m...

Empower_Register now for the Upcoming Workshop in PSCM_June 2018

Dear Colleagues, Greetings of the day. This is to bring to your kind attention that Empower is organizing its 9th International Workshop on Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management, and is scheduled from 18-22 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop includes sessions with experts and the senior management from Empower, UNDP, UNICEF, Thai Ministry of Public Health and other healthcare organizations. The participants will also get an opportunity to discuss and seek solutions fr...

Call for grey literature on immunization delivery costs in low- and middle-income countries

ThinkWell is currently accepting submissions of GREY LITERATURE about immunization delivery costs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Resources need to be published between January 2005 and January 2018. Please upload your submissions directly to https://collaborativedev.egnyte.com/ul/pbf7fBiKXV. Submitted resources will be considered as part of a systematic review of the current evidence base on immunization delivery costs (IDC) in LMICs, conducted as part of the Immunization Costing ...

SAVE THE DATE: OpenLMIS 3.3 Release Webinar

Greetings TechNet Colleagues, Please save the date on Thursday, May 10 at 13h00 UTC (6:00 AM PST) when the OpenLMIS Community will host a webinar presenting the latest features in the OpenLMIS software (webinar will be presented in English). Additional webinars will be presented in French (May 24) and Portuguese (June 7). Further details will be announced closer to the event time, but please feel free to contact us at info@openlmis.org if you would like to attend either of these additional web...


There are no discussions available here currently
  1. Posts: 2544
  2. Latest Member: Wilberforce Kongo
Online Members