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The Vaccine Innovation Prioritisation Strategy (VIPS) is a collaboration between the Gavi Secretariat, World Health Organization (WHO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), United Nations...
Join our immunization community today by subscribing to our Global Immunization Newsletter (GIN). Here you will be able to enjoy and share the latest news, key events and expert insights,...
Childhood vaccination rates in Armenia are high. Yet, anecdotal evidence suggests that some health workers may advise against vaccination. The extent and reasons behind this are unknown. This study...
Between 10 and 14 October 2022, Mr Ted Chaiban, Global Lead Coordinator for the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership (CoVDP) and his team visited Mali in West Africa- one of nine countries with less...
In 2012, Liberia conducted its last Comprehensive Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) review (CER). In addition, the comprehensive Multi Year Plan (cMYP) expiring in in June 2020. To provide...
Globally, COVID-19 vaccination has played a critical role in reducing deaths and hospitalizations from SARS-COV-2 infections.  As of December 2021, Somalia had only fully vaccinated 5.9% of its...
Dan Brigden - 2021
Due to ongoing problems with the WHO website, and increased demand caused by the COVID-19 response, I have created a new topic page that lists the key ISC planning tools created by the WHO...
Dan Brigden - 2020
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This page provides a list of key immunization supply chain (ISC) planning tools created by the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). In addition, a list of core reference material published...
Jhilmil Bahl - 2020
As part of the fourth cohort of the WHO GRISP Scholar course, WHO warmly invites you to two open Special Events on routine immunization: 1. Gender and Routine Immunization, Wednesday 14h (2pm)...
Dear all I would like to invite you to explore an excellent set of self-paced learning resources - the WHO AFRO online modules on immunization program management for EPI Mid-level managers (MLM),...
Jhilmil Bahl - 2020
Are you **directly involved** with routine immunization activity planning for your country's Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI)?   If so, we encourage you to apply to join the court...
Umit Kartoglu - 2020
Commentary paper authored by me, Kelly Lynn Moore and John Lloyd "Logistical challenges for potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and a call to research institutions, developers and...
Ian Lester - 2020
The challenge before us is an enormous one – many lives hang in the balance. But never in the history of the world have we had as many resources available to craft solutions as we do today. When a...
Ian Lester - 2020
Dear All, I was recently asked to write an article about "getting ahead of the curve" in terms of capacitating the cold chain in anticipation of the Covid-19 vaccine and of course as the world...
Dan Brigden - 2020
Immunization in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: Operational guidelines for National Immunization Programs in the WHO African Region Please find attached the draft operational guidelines...
Alex - 2020
Dear all,  WHO has just released important Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance on maintaining Essential Health Services and Systems. The two documents are the...
Oleg Benes - 2020
Sharing herewith the “Guidance on routine immunization services during COVID-19 pandemic in the WHO European Region” developed by WHO EURO VPI team in consultation with WHO EURO COVID19 Team,...
Vaccine Purchase Data Note for Countries (2019): provides an overview of 2018 vaccine purchase data (including vaccine products and vaccine prices) as reported by countries in the WHO/UNICEF...
La Fondation Apprendre Genève a le plaisir d'annoncer le lancement par l'Organisation pan-américaine de la Santé (OPS) de son programme Scholar, avec un cours inaugural en...
  We are pleased to announce that the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has just launched its Scholar programme with an inaugural course in Spanish on the topic of electronic...
We must do more to make sure everyone has access to essential health services. Investing in #immunization can help strengthen health systems and advance #UHC. #ProtectedTogether #VaccinesWork I’m...
Announcing a new Topic resource page: EPI Core Reference Materials, now available on TechNet here: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/epi-core-reference On this page, you will have...
WHO recently published a new guidance document: “A practical handbook for planning, implementing and strengthening vaccination in the second year of life” (2YL Handbook). The 2YL...
Teresa Ha - 2018
Dear all, Did you know that there is a dedicated subsite on Immunization Supply Chain (iSC) strengthening on TechNet-21? In 2014, the Gavi Alliance partners developed the Gavi Immunization Supply...
Minal Patel - 2018
WHO has released the updated surveillance standards for more than 20 vaccine-preventable diseases. Each disease is its own self-contained chapter, available in color and in black and white (for ease...
Dear colleagues, In 2017, WHO, PATH, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and Gavi launched the Vaccine Innovation Prioritisation Strategy (VIPS), with the aim to drive vaccine product...
David Brown - 2018
Dear Colleagues, WHO guidelines for home-based records were just recently released - WHO recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health. Geneva: World Health...
Working together to unlock the lifesaving power of data 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of WHO and UNICEF’s Joint Reporting Form (JRF) on Immunization – a single form used by all countries to...
Olivia Bessat - 2018
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...
Robin Mowson - 2018
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,...
Hemanthi - 2018
The Summary Tables of WHO Routine Immunization Recommendations have been updated. The latest versions (April 2018) of the Summary Tables (available in both FRENCH and ENGLISH) can be downloaded from...
The second edition of the user manual for the revised WHO classification for the causality assessment of an adverse event following immunization (AEFI) was developed by the WHO with support from the...
Dorothy Leab - 2018
Dear TechNet community members, Warm greetings! The cold chain situation in many countries is sub-optimal and affects the capacity of national immunization programs to deliver potent vaccines to all...
Anna-Lea Kahn - 2018
WHO/HQ/EPI is interested in strengthening immunization outreach efforts by creating some related job aids for health workers.  To this end, we would appreciate your perspective on some of the...
Jhilmil Bahl - 2018
Un cours Scholar pour les praticiens de la santé impliqués dans la planification de la vaccination, pour développer leur capacité  L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) invite les...
John Lloyd - 2017
AWAY WITH THE DOGMA! 1: “Monitoring Closed Vial Wastage”   This is the first Blog in a series to encourage vaccine supply chain planners to consider changes without being constrained by some,...
Reda Sadki - 2017
The World Health Organization Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP) course team invites you to join our digital (online) Commencement Event to recognize the work and...
Jay Rajgopal - 2017
Here is a link to an interesting article that a colleague sent me: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/11/28/tens-thousands-dying-from-30b-fake-drugs-trade-who-says.html Basically, it reports on a...
Data for over 20 000 subnational entities were received, which represents about two-thirds of all the surviving infants worldwide. The information is essential for countries to target their efforts...
David Brown - 2017
Following the July 2017 release of the WHO and UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage and the corresponding chorus of concerns about sustained (i.e., a more positive alternative to the...
Melanie Marti - 2017
The WHO Guidance Note on "Engagement of private/nongovernmental health providers in immunization service delivery: Considerations for National Immunization Programmes" has recently been published on...
The Immunization Summary app, which is  great tool initiated by Olivier Beauvais, is now updated and includes data up to 2016. Using the app will  allow you accessing immunization data in a...
OpenLMIS - 2017
Dear TechNet Colleagues, I am pleased to share a workshop report on the Francophone OpenLMIS User-Centered Design Workshop facilitated by VillageReach and hosted at the PATH Senegal Headquarters in...
Isaac Gobina - 2017
Dear Technet21 Members, We are pleased to invite you to take part in our new survey about the WHO Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) website. We want to make sure the website is functioning...
Hemanthi - 2017
We are happy to share with you this article produced by the Federal University of Minas Gerais and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), showing some of the benefits of the use of...
Tracy Rehberg - 2017
Immunization Academy (www.immunizationacademy.com) is a new initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, providing open access to short, practical training videos. The videos support...
A Supplement on EPI in Ethiopia recently published in the Pan African Medical Journal. http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/27/2/
Diane Masket - 2017
Dear TechNet, I hope you can join us during World Immunization Week for a webinar on the challenges of immunizing the urban poor and how the global community can adapt to meet the unique needs of...
Dear TechNet-21 Community, For many years, pharmacists have been involved in supply chain and supporting campaigns to support immunization by patients, but they are more and more involved in the...
Since it seems that this got lost during the TechNet-21 hack, I am reposting. This was published in the Global Immunization Newsletter, January 2017:http://www.who.int/immunization/gin/en/ Last...
At countries’ request, WHO has worked with UNICEF and PAHO to enhance transparency of vaccine prices, through the creation and maintenance of the Vaccine Product, Price and Procurement Initiative...
Dear viewers In-spite of rapid progress in e-media, offline Home Based Record (HBR) has an important role in all the countries. WHO supports local innovation for sustenance as 6th and 5th principles...
In December 2016, the State of inequality: childhood immunization report was released. It addresses two overarching questions: What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and...
David Brown - 2017
Some may be aware that the revised WHO vaccination coverage cluster survey manual encourages consideration of imaging (whether through photographing or handheld scanner) home-based records as part of...
Inequalities in health can be measured (among individuals from different backgrounds, social groups, countries, etc). However, for those health inequalities to be inequities, they have to be unjust...
Recentry published in MMWR: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6545a5.htm and WER:http://www.who.int/wer/2016/wer9146/en/ Global routine vaccination coverage, 2015 Abstract In 1974, the World...
Alya dabbagh - 2016
Planning and Implementing High-Quality Supplementary Immunization Activities for Injectable Vaccines Using an Example of Measles and Rubella Vaccines- Field Guide: This is a field guide that is...
Tracy Rehberg - 2016
Attached is anewflyer that lists all the online courses available as part of the Immunization eLearning Initiative. This digital learning program wasdeveloped by WHO and UNICEF expertstoprovide...
TRESOR - 2016
Dear all, Can anyone have an idea on the scientific basis for the use of the fractional dose (0.1 ml) of Yellow Fever vaccine during a pre-emptive mass vaccination campaign? As a reminder, in...
Emma Stewart - 2016
A well-functioning supply chain often goes unnoticed. People rarely talk about fully stocked shelves at the store or on-time delivery of a package. It’s the interruptions to the supply chain that...
Since its inception in 1979, PAHO’s Immunization Newsletter has been published by the Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the...
As many of you know, the switch to bOPV has been completed in all 155 countries and territories that were using tOPV. This has been a great achievement that brings us even closer to polio...
ahmetafsar - 2016
Dear Colleagues, A new e-learning course from GPEI is online now at UNICEF/AGORA. The course is highly recommended to all polio consultants. It will help to build capacity of program managers in...
Louise henaff - 2016
As WHO and UNICEF are collecting the JRF for the year 2015, results are showing that there were still 11 countries (out of 53) in the WHO EURO Region declaring not to have a National Immunization...
Melanie Marti - 2016
The SAGE April 2016 meeting report has been published today in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record. SAGE reviewed relevant data and evidence, advised and made recommendations on various complex and...
Thanks to the flexibility of the TechNet-21 website, I can share two older (circa 1985) collections of densely technical and highly practical equipment maintenance documents developed by WHO using...
Jhilmil Bahl - 2016
WHO is offering a free, online pilot course on 'Using Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP) to achieve better Immunization outcomes' from 6 June to 15 July 2016. The...
Hayatee Hasan - 2016
The theme “Close the immunization gap” continues in this year’s World Immunization Week campaign with the slogan "Immunization for all throughout life". The campaign – takes place from 24...
Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to circulate the 2nd Global Analysis of Effective Vaccine Management (EVM), 2009-2014. To date, 82 countries have conducted EVM assessments between 2009-2014, of...
Rudi Eggers - 2016
Immunizations are among the most successful and cost-effective health interventions ever devised. They have reduced child deaths and disease prevalence radically. They have enabled the eradicationof...
Patrick Lydon - 2016
From today's Guardian Health workers face suspicion and a lack of cold storage as they test the Ebola...
Modibo Dicko - 2016
Dear Supply Chain Managers and Friends, A few days ago, I conducted a supervisory visit to a health post in Senegal to check the implementation of the "Informed Push Model" project (IPM), which I...
The final report of the “Briefing on WHO Tools and Guidance on Immunization Data Quality and Vaccination Coverage Survey” that took place in Istanbul in December 2015 is now available. The...
Imran Mirza - 2016
In African countries during vaccination campaigns or outreach activities in distant places, traditional cold boxes used for vaccine transport may stay cold for a maximum of about four days (if not...
Jhilmil Bahl - 2016
I have the pleasure of sharing with you the updated version of our popular publication, ‘Immunization in Practice: A practical guide for health staff’. The revision of IIP was intended to meet...
Anna-Lea Kahn - 2015
Veuillez trouver ci-dessous les liens concernant trois documents, liés à la gestion efficace des vaccins, qui sont dès à présent disponibles en français: • COMMENT UTILISER LES CONTENEURS...
Dan Brigden - 2015
The WHO has just released a new 'Guidance Note' on vaccine diluents. It is designed to provide guidance on the proper handling of vaccine diluents and their use in reconstitution. The purpose is to...
Dear Colleagues, If you are not able to participate in the meeting, it is possible to access the live streaming of the plenary sessions...
WHO/IVB/EPI coordinates global surveillance and laboratory networks for vaccine preventable diseases, focusing on Measles/Rubella, Rotavirus (RV) and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine Preventable Diseases...
Dear Colleagues : Please find attached an information bulletin which announces the recent WHO pre-qualification of DTwP-HepB-Hib vaccine available in a compact, pre-filled auto-disable injection...
On 11, 12 and 13 November, 95 representatives from diverse organizations and countries met in Istanbul to share experiences with the use of information technology to strengthen immunization programs....
David Brown - 2014
Posted by: David Brown UNICEF / Marta Gacic Dobo WHO All too often overlooked, the home-based vaccination record maintains a central role in documenting immunization services received across the...
Moderator - 2014
This IVB document is now online at [url=http://www.who.int/library/databases/en/]WHOLIS[/url] [url=http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/100618/1/WHO_IVB_14.01_eng.pdf] [b]WHO-UNICEF...
Optimize.WHO - 2012
[i]by Magda Robert and Laurie Werner, Decade of Vaccines Collaboration [/i] Over the past year, the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Collaboration has been developing a Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP)....
Moderator - 2009
POST 01376E: HEALTH METRICS NETWORK 20 JANUARY 2009 ****************************************** In the context of our earlier post on data accuracy (POST 01375E), it is also important to have...
Moderator - 2008
POST 01321E: DEVELOPING COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEMS: ISSUES TO CONSIDER FOLLOW-UP ON POSTS: 01312E, 01314E & 01315E 11 SEPTEMBER 2008 ******************************************* Over...
Moderator - 2003
POST 00543E : JOINT REPORTING FORM ON VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES Follow-up on Posts 00538E and 00542E 27 January 2003 ________________________________________________________________________ ...