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Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership
RIPOSTE À LA PANDÉMIE DE COVID-19 PAR LA SANTÉ NUMÉRIQUE : DES ENSEIGNEMENTS POUR GUIDER LES INVESTISSEMENTS ACTUELS ET FUTURS DANS LA SANTÉ NUMÉRIQUE
DIGITAL HEALTH RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: LESSONS TO INFORM ONGOING AND FUTURE DIGITAL HEALTH INVESTMENTS
JSI Research & Training Institute
JSI’s Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project in Ethiopia, published in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice. The project used innovative...
Sangwe Clovis Nchinjoh, Mukhtar Abdi Shube, Muhammad Farid, Lisa Oot
Agenda - A cost-effective approach to map clusters of zero dose children in Cameroon: QGIS analysis (Dr. Nchinjoh Sangwe Clovis, Associate Cameroon Vaccines Program, Clinton Health Access...
Oxford Policy Management and UNICEF
Report that outlines the findings from the study on COVID-19 vaccine demand promotion drawing on the qualitative data gathered from Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa and South Sudan,Report that outlines...
JSI
Ethiopia: Enhanced advocacy and social mobilization and use of mixed service delivery strategies to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccination in an urban setting
Ethiopia Red Cross Society
Ethiopia: Ethiopia Red Cross Society Covid-19 immunization response
Amare Bayeh, Yohannes Lakew, Adriana Alminana
Key Findings from the experience - Health managers who reviewed data by using the data triangulation tool reported clear benefits, including more accessible and synthesized data. This prompted...
Adriana Alminana, Amare Bayeh, Daniel Girma, Natasha Kanagat, Lisa Oot, Wendy Prosser, Belayneh Dagnew, Disha Ali
Strengthening data use and quality is critical to achieving high, equitable immunization coverage. One approach that is being increasingly recognized as effective in improving data use and quality is...
Diana Chang-Blanc, Ryan McWhorter, Ousmane Dia, Graça Matsinhe, Henok Benti, Philippe Jaillard, Jeff Sanderson
1. Global updates: Network design, system optimization and vaccine management best practice 2. Country innovations: Designing for the future and rethinking more fundamental design elements
Adriana Alminana, Amare Bayeh, Angela Montesanti Porter, Daniel Kinyanjui, Harrison Mariki, Heather Scobie
Les données sont un aspect important de tout programme de vaccination qui va au-delà du système de gestion des données pour inclure l'aspect important de l'utilisation des données pour la prise...
Adriana Alminana, Amare Bayeh, Angela Montesanti Porter, Daniel Kinyanjui, Harrison Mariki, Heather Scobie
Data is an important aspect of any immunization program that extends beyond the data management system to include the important aspect of data use for decision making. This session will present...
Zinie Abita Mengie, Semahegn Tilahun Wassie, Desalegn Girma Mamo Ser, Aychew Kassie Gidafie, Alemnew Wale Tegegne
This study aims to assess the challenge and status of immunization during COVID-19 and associated factors among children aged 10– 23 months south Nation Nationality and People Region Ethiopia.
Zinet Abegaz Asfaw, Sisay Gedamu Addis
Disturbances are occurring in healthcare, trade, and travel, with countries closing off their borders due to the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) in the world. The pandemic has its...
JSI
High-quality data are essential for immunization programs. As a data-intensive public health service, immunization is an apt case study for the generation, quality, and use of data to inform...
JSI
In Ethiopia, challenges to skills-building for healthcare workers (HCWs) include a national capacity building strategy focused almost exclusively on training, combined with high rates of HCW...
JSI
JSI views community knowledge and input as a critical and often underused component of strong health care systems. To improve immunization in the challenging UI-FHS regions, JSI brought community...
Mulat Nigus, Meseret Zelalem, Kibrom Abraham, Amsalu Shiferaw, Mekonnen Admassu, Balcha Masresha
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted immunization activities in many countries, causing declines in the delivery of routine doses of antigens, and the postponement of scheduled supplemental...
JSI
This case study describes the process of integrating vaccines into the Ethiopia Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency and lessons learned through this process.
Berhane Y, Pickering J
A field trial to assess the effectiveness of a reminder sticker in reducing immunization dropout rates was conducted in two districts of Addis Ababa between 14 October 1991 and 31 January 1992. A...
BID Initiative, PATH
The BID Learning Network (BLN) hosted a webinar which elaborated on RED-QI (Reaching Every District incorporating Quality Improvement approaches). The “RED-QI” approach is a process that supports...
JSI
Due to inefficient distribution practices, the MoH conducted a network optimization analysis and identified the lowest-cost supply chain network for distribution from regional hubs to districts...
Home-based record (HBR) for Ethiopia, redesigned in 2017
Ministry of health FDR Ethiopia
Guide for facilitators to carry out HPV vaccination training
Teshome S et al.
Shanchol™, a WHO-prequalified oral cholera vaccine (OCV), has been used to control endemic cholera in Asia, as well as in emergencies and outbreaks elsewhere. The vaccine has not been used by...
JSI
The Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project works to improve the routine immunization system in over 100 woredas (districts) in six regions of Ethiopia. The...
Home-based record (HBR) for Ethiopia circa 2012
Home-based record (HBR) for Ethiopia circa 2002
Home-based record (HBR) for Ethiopia circa 2010
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...
Lora Shimp et al.
Introduction: although systematic program review meetings are common practice in many health and immunization programs, there is little documentation on their implementation and role. Adult education...
Simona Zipursky et al.
The Immunization Systems Management Group (IMG) was established to coordinate and oversee objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018, namely, (1) introduction of ≥1...
World Health Organization (WHO)
From 24-30 April 2016, countries in the African Region commemorated the 6th African Vaccination Week (AVW).The goal of AVW is to strengthen immunization programmes in the African...
Etsehiwot Z. Worku, Debritu M. Abegaz, Merawi Aragaw, Mekonnen A. Mekonnen, Aron K. Argay, Aysheshim A. Tegegne, Mekonen G. Baynesagn, Kathleen Gallagher, Fiona Braka, Amare M. Mersha
Introduction: in developing countries, measles was a major cause of morbidity and mortality before the wide spread use of measles vaccine. The purpose of this study was to describe measles burden in...
Ketema Belda et al.
Introduction: Despite the increase of immunization coverage (administrative) of measles in the country, there are widespread outbreaks of measles. In this respect, we investigated one of the...
Selamawit Yilma Bedada et al.
Introduction: Communication is key for the successful implementation of polio vaccination campaigns. The purpose of this study is to review and analyse the sources of information utilized by...
Gebre Asmamaw Lakew et al.
Introduction: trend analyses of non-polio AFP and stool adequacy rates in Amhara Region showed optimal performance over the years. However, sub regional gaps continue to persist in certain zones...
Belete Tafesse et al.
Introduction: Ethiopia experienced several WPV importations with a total of 10 WPV1 cases confirmed during the 2013 outbreak alone before it is closed in 2015. We evaluated supplemental immunization...
Yohannes Ababu et al.
Introduction: according to the Ethiopian Health Sector Development Plan IV annual performance report (HSDP IV), Ethiopia targeted to reach 90% coverage with DPT-Hib-HepB 3 (Pentavalent3) vaccine and...
Balcha G. Masresha et al.
In 2011, the 46 World Health Organization (WHO) African Region (AFR) member states established a goal of measles elimination* by 2020, by achieving 1) ≥95% coverage of their target populations with...
Amber Hsiao, Sachin N Desai, Vittal Mogasale, Jean-Louis Excler, Laura Digilio
Improving water and sanitation is the preferred choice for cholera control in the long-term. Nevertheless, vaccination is an available too l that has been shown to be a cost‒effective option for...
Hitesh Hurkchand
The approach to review interagency collaboration in medicines supply chain examined the subject in the context of current literature and evidence in effective collaboration. As such, it did not focus...
Mogasale V et al.
Cholera is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, and humans are the natural host. It is caused by the ingestion of O1 and less commonly O139 serogroups of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium and...
María Clara Restrepo-Méndez et al.
Despite the improvements made in global immunization coverage for children over the past decade,1,2 an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still not being reached by routine immunization...
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...
Etienne Minkoulou, Pascal Mkanda, Richard Mihigo, Joseph Okeibunor, Landoh Dadja, Peter Gaturuku, Ali Yahaya, Keith Shaba, Alain Poy
Introduction The PEI Programme in the WHO African region invested in recruitment of qualified staff in data management, developing data management system and standards operating systems since the...
Koffi Kouadio et al.
Introduction The continuous deployments of polio resources, infrastructures and systems for responding to other disease outbreaks in many African countries has led to a number of lessons...
William Mwengee et al.
Introduction Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988, there has been a tremendous progress in the reduction of cases of poliomyelitis. The world is on the verge...
Matshidiso Moeti
Introduction Recently we have recorded some progress against the transmission of poliovirus in the African Region. This is attributable to a number of factors, including commitment of global...
Kälvemark Sporrong S et al.
Introduction: The health supply chain is often the weakest link in achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals and universal health coverage, requiring trained professionals who are...
Kjell Arne Johansson et al.
Background: Pneumonia and pneumococcal disease cause a large disease burden in resource-constrained settings. We pursue an extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) of two fully publicly financed...
Abel Negussie, Wondewosen Kassahun, Sahilu Assegid, Ada K. Hagan
Background: The prevention of child mortality through immunization is one of the most cost-effective and widely applied public health interventions. In Ethiopia, the Expanded Program on Immunization...
The health needs of children and adolescents in humanitarian emergencies are critical to the success of relief efforts and reduction in mortality. Measles has been one of the major causes of child...
Belay Anagaw et al.
Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver due to viral infections and there are groups of viruses that affects the liver of which hepatitis B and C viruses are the causative agents of sever...
Dawit Gebreegziabiher et al.
M. tuberculosis and helminth infection each affects one third of the world population. Helminth infections down regulate cell mediated immune responses and this may contribute to lower efficacy of...
McKenzie Andre et al.
Since 1988, when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)* began, the annual number of polio cases has decreased by >99% (1). Only three countries remain that have never interrupted wild...
USAID
On any day, the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) in Ethiopia manages thousands of transactions—orders, receipts, issues, and transfers—which are the lifeblood of the public sector...
Luman
Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: Measuring vaccination coverage permits evaluation and appropriate targeting of vaccination services. The cluster survey methodology...
Williams BA et al.
Understanding post-launch demand for new vaccines can help countries maximize the benefits of immunization programmes. In particular, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) should ensure adequate...
Sara Tartof et al.
The optimal long-term vaccination strategies to provide population-level protection against serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis (MenA) are unknown. We developed an age-structured mathematical model of...
Vincent J et al.
The 2013 deadline for the worldwide goal to eradicate polio has come and gone, with a new endgame set for 2018. Although cases of polio have decreased by 99% worldwide since 1988, geopolitical...
Michael Favin et al.
In collaboration with WHO, IMMUNIZATIONbasics analyzed 126 documents from the global grey literature to identify reasons why eligible children had incomplete or no vaccinations. The main reasons for...
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...
Ryman TK et al.
Communities generally supported integration, and integrated services may have the potential to increase service utilization and possibly even reduce the stigma of certain services. Some concerns...
José E. Hagan et al.
In 1988, the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) resolved to eradicate polio worldwide (1). Wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission has been interrupted in all but three countries...
Elias Legesse & Worku Dechasa
Immunization remains one of the most important public health interventions and cost effective strategies to reduce child mortality and morbidity associated with infectious diseases. It is estimated...
Carl E. Frasch et al.
Although many years of application of meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines have had minimal success in preventing meningococcal epidemics in the meningitis belt of Africa, collaborative efforts to...
Saleena Subaiya et al.
In 1974, WHO established the Expanded Programme on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to routinely recommended vaccines. Since then, global coverage with the 4 core vaccines –...
Helen E.D. Burchett et al.
The study found that new vaccines were viewed positively and seemed to integrate well into existing health systems. The introductions were found to have had no impact on many elements within the...
Thuy-Linh Nguyen et al.
This 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report evaluates the progress of the 15 countries with the greatest burden of under-five pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in implementing high-impact...
Dina Balabanova et al.
In 1985, the Rockefeller Foundation published Good health at low cost to discuss why some countries or regions achieve better health and social outcomes than do others at a similar level of income...
Stéphane Verguet et al.
The researchers incorporate financial risk protection and distributional consequences into the systematic economic evaluation of vaccine policy, illustrated here with the case study of public finance...
S Torres-Rueda, HED Burchett, UK Griffiths, P Ongolo-Zogo, J Edengue, Y Kitaw, M Molla, L Gelmon, W Onyango-Ouma, M Konate, S Mounier-Jack
Abstract Background: Pneumonia is a main cause of under-five mortality in low-income settings. The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) has been introduced in many countries as a tool in the...
Alemayhu Bekele, Yihunie Lakew, Sibhatu Biadgilign
Immunization remains one of the most important public health interventions to reduce child morbidity and mortality. The 2011 national demographic and health survey (DHS) indicated low full...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This report, prepared by the Secretariat for the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan, serves as the basis for the independent review. As was the case in 2013 and 2014, this report reviews...
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...
Abyot Bekele Wyessa, Abdulahi Muhyadin, Mohammed Ademe, Amare Mengistu Mersha, Berhane Beyene, Aron Kassahun Aregay, Meseret Eshetu Shebeshi, Fiona Braka, Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Dadi Jima
Ethiopia joined the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1996, and by the end of December 2001 circulation of indigenous Wild Polio Virus (WPV) had been interrupted. Nonetheless, the country...
Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Abyot Bekele Woyessa, Daddi Jima Woyessa, Eshetu Wassie Asemahgne, Berhane Beyene, Aron Kassahun Aregay, Fasal Teshager Hailemariam, Meseret Eshetu Shebeshi, Braka Fiona
Introduction: Ethiopia joined the global effort to eradicate polio in 1996, and interrupted indigenous wild poliovirus transmission by December 2001. However, the country experienced numerous...
Aschalew Teka Bekele, Braka Fiona, Karengera Thomas, Aron Kassahun, Gallagher Kathleen, Peter Nsubuga, Yohannes Ababu, Assefu Lemlem
Introduction: an increasing trend of routine immunization performance has generally been observed over the past decade in Ethiopia. However, the improvement is irregular with wide disparity among and...
Aron Kassahun, Fiona Braka, Kathleen Gallagher, Aregai Wolde Gebriel, Peter Nsubuga, Pierre M'pele-Kilebou
Introduction: The World Health Organization (WHO), Ethiopia country office, introduced an accountability framework into its Polio Eradication Program in 2014 with the aim of improving the program\'s...
Yann LeTallec, Michael Brison, Ashvin Ashok
While a number of new vaccines have been rolled out across the developing world (with more vaccines in the pipeline), cold chain systems are struggling to efficiently support national immunization...
World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF
The intention of this case study is to reframe the continuous improvement plan (cIP) as a roadmap of action rather than a follow-up step to an Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment, using...
Asrat Meleko, Mesfin Geremew, Frehiwot Birhanu
Immunization remains one of the most important and cost-effective public health interventions to reduce child mortality and morbidity. Globally, it is estimated to avert between 2 and 3 million...