Established by WHO and UNICEF in 1989, we are a global network of immunization professionals committed to strengthening immunization services by:
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Our network has two complementary parts: the TechNet Conference, held every two years since 1990, and the TechNet-21.org website released in 1998. Learn more about our history.
Our goal is to improve immunization services by bringing together immunization professionals at every level, in every country, and from every sector. Learn more about our mission and vision.
TechNet is managed and overseen by WHO and UNICEF, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and in coordination with the Gavi Alliance’s immunization Supply Chain Steering Committee (iSC2). Learn more about our partners.
TechNet members are immunization professionals working to improve immunization services in every country and at all levels – from global policy formulation and national programme management all the way to service delivery at subnational levels.
Our network of over 3,000 members come together on the TechNet-21 website to:
Our communities of practice
TechNet hosts an array of specialist communities of practice in immunization. These are known as groups, and can be public, private or invitation only. Groups enable the specialist community to come together in a dedicated, customisable space to collaborate effectively according to their needs.
TechNet members can also create their own groups to support new communities of practice. When a member creates a group, they automatically become the group administrator and can then set-up the group as per their requirements and invite other members to join.
VPPN Membership This is a private network. Membership is by invitation only. The limited membership is designed to encourage an open exchange amongst
"On dit qu'une personne sage apprend de ses erreurs. Une personne plus sage apprend des erreurs des autres. Mais la personne la plus sage apprend
"It’s said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others’ suc
This is a group for people having to engage on vaccination coverage surveys wishing to promote improved quality. Useful material can
Ce groupe s'adresse aux personnes impliquées dans les enquêtes de couverture vaccinale et souhaitant en améliorer la qualité. Vous trouverez tout le
Every year, the WHO European Region marks European Immunization Week (EIW) to promote immunization as vital to preventing diseases and protecting life
A private group for participants at the 15th TechNet Conference in Cascais, Portugal. Conference news and arrangements will be shared here. Discussion
This is a user's group for people who analyze vaccination coverage survey data using the World Health Organization's VCQI tool. (We pronounce "VCQI" l
Technical topics curated by experts
Curated by TechNet members and partner organisations, the Topics area contains a rich array of technical information on hot issues in immunization; each Topic page provides the community with easy access to a hand-picked list of the most important resources on a given subject - from Covid-19 and CTC to home-based records and HPV vaccine introduction. Our members are adding new topics all the time.
This package of technical resources provides in-country cold chain equipment (CCE) managers and technicians with information and guidance on the CCE management process.
Curated by: WHO-UNICEF Immunization Supply Chain Hub
This page provides a list of documents related to the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of vaccination coverage surveys.
Curated by: WHO EPI Strategic Information Group
This page provides a list of technical resources related to vaccine delivery technologies, including materials developed by the IPAC Delivery Technology Working Group.
Curated by: IPAC Delivery Technology Working Group
Technical resources to design and implement/upgrade systematic and effective cold chain temperature monitoring; includes 30DTR and RTM devices.
Curated by: WHO-UNICEF Immunization Supply Chain Hub
The TechNet Conference
The TechNet Conference enables immunization professionals to meet and discuss the latest developments in immunization service delivery and supply chain. The conference gathers together key stakeholders in immunization programmes from around the world: managers of national immunization programmes, staff members from WHO and UNICEF, vaccine and cold chain equipment manufacturers, representatives from public health agencies, technical partners, and independent experts.
The conference is held every two years. The most recent TechNet Conference took place on October 16-20, 2017 in Cascais, Portugal. Over 300 TechNet members attended. The theme was:
Building the next generation of immunization supply chains
The next TechNet Conference will take place virtually in October 2020. The next face-to-face TechNet Conference is scheduled to take place in Q1 2021 in the Region of the Americas (PAHO). Please subscribe to the Weekly Digest or follow TechNet-21 on Twitter for more information on future conferences. Learn more about the TechNet Conference.