We are looking for in-progress or unpublished research studies, country reports, meeting/conference presentations, etc. about the cost of delivering vaccines in low- and middle-income countries, to feed into an ongoing systematic review (see summary below). We are searching for materials written in English, French or Spanish and developed between January 2005 and today. Please submit materials to us through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is 30 April 2019.
Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) team
Led by ThinkWell and John Snow, Inc. (JSI), the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) is a project focused on increasing the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of data on the cost of delivering vaccines. ICAN aims to build country capacity around generation and use of cost information to work towards sustainable and predictable financing for vaccine delivery.
In May 2018, ThinkWell released findings from a systematic review of the evidence base on immunization delivery costs (IDC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The review aimed to answer a question frequently asked by global and country immunization stakeholders: What are the unit costs of vaccine delivery across different LMICs and through a variety of delivery strategies? The review and a subsequent refresh considered over 15,000 resources published between January 2005 and January 2018 on the topic. Ultimately, the review drew from 61 resources with IDC data on a variety of vaccines, delivery strategies, types of cost analysis, and settings. Please visit immunizationeconomics.org/ICAN to access our cost catalogue, summary report, cost ranges, methodology note, user guides and more.