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Rie Takesue, Dr. Abdul Jabbar, George Mwinnyaa
Well trained and motivated human resources for health (HRH) is a fundament for good quality immunization services. Many countries struggle with HRH challenges including low pay, lack of incentives...
Hameed Kashan, Anastasiia Nurzhynska
Ghana: Use of an online communication campaign to address vaccine hesitancy caused by misinformation from social media
PATH.
In 2020, Ghana's switched from ROTARIX to ROTAVAC in its routine immunization program in order to save money and cold chain space. An economic analysis of this switch, conducted by PATH, the...
Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Jenny Walldorf
This is the consolidated questions and answers from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #02: Country Experience Sharing and Lessons Learned, which took place on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. Responses have been...
PATH.
Current live, oral rotavirus vaccines (LORVs) are reducing severe diarrhea in all settings, but they are not as effective in places with the highest burden. Alternative approaches in advanced...
Richard Mihigo, Alain Poy, Jethro Chakauya, Abubacar N’Diaye, Bernard Ntsama, Messeret Eshetu Shibeshi, Richard Luce, Balcha Girma Masresha
This study reviews the administrative routine immunization data from 15 African countries for the period from January 2018 to June 2020 to analyze the trends in the monthly number of children...
Jenny Walldorf, Cindy Chiu de Vázquez
This is the pdf slides from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #02: Country Experience Sharing and Lessons Learned, which took place on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. This mini-cPIE clinic included presenters from...
BID Initiative
This webinar focused on the practical aspects of rolling out a nationwide web-based district health information system (DHIMS2) in Ghana. The presenters highlighted the opportunities and challenges...
World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme, Healthcare Without Harm
This article talks about a specific private public partnership in Ghana where a company named ZoomPak was able to help Ghana in increasing the availability of Waste Management treatment and disposal...
ZoomPak
An article on Public Private Partnerships and their service provision in waste management in Ghana
BID Initiative
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch a webinar entitled “Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry: The Ghana Health Service Experience.”...
Ghana Health Service and partners
Example of an immunization flip-chart from Ghana
Paul Welaga et al.
Background: Measles vaccine (MV) administered as the last vaccine after the third dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) may be associated with better child survival unrelated to prevention of...
Colleen Scott et al.
The collection, analysis, and use of data to measure and improve immunization programme performance are priorities for WHO, global partners and national immunization programmes (NIPs). High quality...
Carol Tevi-Benissan et al.
The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic plan outlines the phased removal of oral polio vaccines (OPVs), starting with type 2 poliovirus–containing vaccine and introduction of inactivated polio...
PATH
This fact sheet describes PATH’s efforts to eliminate meningococcal meningitis epidemics from Africa, once and for all. It covers work across meningitis projects, including the development and...
Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP)
This study is part of a larger project “Analyses of the Costs and Financing of Routine Immunization Programs and New Vaccine Introduction” which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates...
Mable Carole Tevi-Benissan et al.
Background Significant progress has been made to increase access to vaccines in Africa since the 1974 launch of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Successes include the introduction of...
George Armah et al.
Background. The recommended schedule for receipt of 2-dose human rotavirus vaccine (HRV) coincides with receipt of the first and second doses of diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus vaccine (ie, 6...
E Agbenu, Y Chartier, J Eleeza, K O Antwi-Agyei, S Diamenu, O Ronveaux, W Perea
BACKGROUND: Current WHO best infection control practices for injections do not address the use of hub cutters due to insufficient evidence on safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact...
Dennis Odai Laryea et al.
Background Childhood immunisation is a cost-effective activity in health. Immunisation of children has contributed to reducing child morbidity and mortality. In the last two decades, global deaths...
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
This evaluation assesses the extent to which the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) pilot has achieved its stated objectives and the overarching goal to “reduce morbidity and mortality from...
Anne LaFond, Natasha Kanagat, Robert Steinglass, Rebecca Fields, Jenny Sequeira, Sangeeta Mookherji
There is limited understanding of why routine immunization (RI) coverage improves in some settings in Africa and not in others. Using a grounded theory approach, we conducted in-depth case studies to...
BID
The BLN is a platform for peer learning and information exchange intended to enable strong collaborative links between peers from different countries in support of improved data...
Claire Glenton et al.
Lay health workers (LHWs) are used in many settings to increase immunisation uptake among children. However, little is known about the effectiveness of these interventions. The objective of this...
Collette Abbott, Benjamin Tiede, George Armah, Adel Mahmoud
Globally, rotavirus gastroenteritis is the most common identifiable cause of severe diarrhea in children under 5. Recently introduced rotavirus vaccines from Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline have the...
Stanley K Diamenu et al.
The use of the protection-at birth (PAB) method to assess tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccination status of mothers in the routine immunization program is not yet introduced in Ghana. PAB is rather...
Stanley K Diamenu et al.
WHO and UNICEF supported Ghana to conduct Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessments in September 2010 and October 2014 respectively with the view to strengthening vaccine and logistics...
Alassane Dicko, Ogobara Doumbo
Malaria vaccine research has been intensified over the past few years with several vaccines tested in trials. RTS,S vaccine has been the most promising of these candidates. The vaccine consists of P...
Ama K. Edwin
Cervical cancer remains an important public health problem in developing countries where over 80% of the global burden occurs annually but screening has been ineffective. In a polygamous country like...
Kathleen Tiffay et al.
The development, through a public–private partnership, of a safe, effective, and affordable vaccine for sub-Saharan Africa, PsA-TT, offers a new paradigm for the development of vaccines...
M. Teresa Aguado et al.
In June 2001, BMGF awarded a grant of US$70 million to create the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) as a partnership between PATH and WHO, with the specific goal of developing an affordable MenA...
George E. Armah et al.
Oral rhesus/rhesus-human reassortant rotavirus tetravalent (RRV-TV) vaccine was licensed in 1998 but withdrawn in 1999 due to a rare association with intussusception, which occurred...
Roy Burstein et al.
Proper refrigeration at health facilities is an essential element in maintaining the integrity of vaccine cold chains. The researchers use vaccine refrigerator and cold box temperature data, recently...
Jane Crawley et al.
Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during infancy (IPTi) is the administration of a full therapeutic course of antimalarial drugs to infants living in settings where malaria is endemic, at...
The 11th International Rotavirus Symposium brought together over 650 people from 56 countries in New Delhi, India, from 3-5 September, 2014 to examine new surveillance data and studies demonstrating...
International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
The purpose of this guide is to give step-by-step instruction on how to develop a case study and/or human interest story about a vaccine introduction.
David H. Molyneux
The words eradication, elimination and control have been regularly defined in attempts to avoid inappropriate use of terminology while addressing the realities and challenges of public health...
Dimagi
This project brief describes an early warning system in Ghana that utilizes text messages to track stock information of reproductive health commodities in real-time and warn decision-makers at all...
Jacoob Kuutoume, Walter Proper
Communities of Learning: Its critical role of country chapters in driving supply chain capacity development and professionalisation