Events By Year
- 23rd Apr, 2020
The BID Learning Network invites you to join a webinar panel discussion on “Electronic Immunization Registries and the COVID-19 Response.” This will be an open discussion on how to leverage routine health system data to understand the impacts of COVID-19. We will start by sharing experiences across Tanzania, Zambia, and Vietnam where PATH teams have been supporting the governments to scale and sustain electronic immunization registries (EIRs). EIRs can provide timely data to understand changes in immunization patterns as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures, changes in service delivery, or interruptions in supply chains. We will discuss opportunities to use these data and open the discussion to hear from others on how they are using other data sources to understand COVID-19 health system impacts.
This webinar discussion will be of interest to data management specialists, EPI managers, health management information system (HMIS) specialists, digital health solution implementers, and other health care specialists committed to improving data collection, quality and use across health systems.
Join our speakers, on Thursday, 23rd April 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central African Time [CAT].
- 24th Apr, 2020 - 1st May, 2020
Join us to mark World Immunization Week 2020 with a series of remote events on 'vaccines throughout the life course'. The theme of World Immunization Week this year is #VaccinesWorkforAll. The WHO has produced a series of case studies and materials highlighting the important impact of vaccines around the world.
The VaC programme aims to highlight research work at LSHTM and within our networks on vaccines, each day looking at a vaccine or disease that is important to a specific age group or at a particular stage of life. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic the VaC will continue to promote work on diverse vaccines in given the vital role that immunization plays in global health.
Day 1 of World Immunization Week on Friday the 24th of April we start with an event looking at vaccines in pregnancy with a joint webinar with the MARCH Centre focusing on work towards a Group B Streptococcus (GBS) vaccine for pregnant women. We are also joined by one of the directors of the leading GBS charity in the UK which provides information and support to families affected by GBS.
Day 2 on Monday the 27th of April we move onto vaccines in newborns with a focus on the Hepatitis B vaccines. We get perspectives on this important vaccine from researchers and clinicians working in African contexts including in the Gambia. The threat to this vaccine in the context of COVID-19 will also be discussed. This event will not be live, but a webinar recording will be streamed on the day.
On Day 3, Tuesday the 28th of April we have a live webinar on pneumococcal vaccines as part of the focus on vaccines in young children. Experts from LSHTM in London and at the MRC Unit the Gambia contribute to this event covering research on the schedule of pneumococcal vaccines, the need to understand pneumococcal transmission, recent modelling work and work on pneumococcal phyogenetics.
On Day 4 Wednesday the 29th of April we focus on vaccines in adolescents looking at the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Students from the STIRIG and VaC student groups present findings from their survey among student peers on HPV vaccination rates and knowledge.
The final day of the programme on Thursday the 30th of April we look at vaccines in older adults mainly addressing the UK context. We are joined by both internal and external speakers who will discuss why vaccines are an important preventative tool for elderly populations and how we can address some of the challenges of reaching these groups.
On Friday May 1st we round off the week and this series of webinars with a special event on COVID-19 in the context of vaccine development and impact of the pandemic on routine vaccination programs. LSHTM researchers will share insights into the current landscape and timelines of COVID-vaccine development and reflect upon the “collateral damage” that could potentially result through the deviation of attention away from routine immunization programs. We also hear from LSHTM experts who have worked on vaccine development and clinical trials in other pandemic situations and discuss lessons learned from these experiences.
The full programme with links to the webinar is here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/media/35351
- 24th Apr, 2020 - 30th Apr, 2020
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24 to 30 April) – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need.
The theme this year is #VaccinesWork for All and the campaign will focus on how vaccines – and the people who develop, deliver and receive them – are heroes by working to protect the health of everyone, everywhere.
2020 campaign objectives
The main goal of the campaign is to urge greater engagement around immunization globally and the importance of vaccination in improving health and wellbeing of everyone, everywhere throughout life.
As part of the 2020 campaign, WHO and partners aim to:
- Demonstrate the value of vaccines for the health of children, communities and the world.
- Show how routine immunization is the foundation for strong, resilient health systems and universal health coverage.
- Highlight the need to build on immunization progress while addressing gaps, including through increased investment in vaccines and immunization.
Given that WHO has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, WHO will highlight nurses and midwives for their crucial role as early vaccine champions for new parents and parents-to-be.
- 27th Apr, 2020 - 30th Apr, 2020
Mark your calendars! The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) will host a series of webinars to celebrate World Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2020. Please register for the webinars below:
- Measuring the Economic Impact of Vaccines (REGISTER HERE)
- Date: April 27, 2020
- Time: 12:00 PM EST
- Description: The webinar will present the estimates from the Decade of Vaccine Economics (DoVE) study of the economic benefits and return-on-investment of vaccines against 10 antigens in 73 low-income countries. The webinar will begin with an overview of the methodology used to compute these estimates and then showcase how we apply these methods to calculate the return-on-investment from 2011-2020 and predict the future return-on-investment from 2021-2030.
- VoICE: Using High-impact Evidence for Immunization Advocacy (REGISTER HERE)
- Date: April 28, 2020
- Time: 12:00 PM EST
- Description: This webinar will show how the VoICE tool can be used to synthesize high-quality evidence from across disciplines to support high-impact advocacy messaging that demonstrates the value of vaccines for all people. Immunization is one of the most successful health interventions in the history of medicine, saving millions of lives every year. But the true impact of vaccination is much more far-reaching, benefiting national economies, strengthening health systems, and reducing gaps in equity.
- Are We Ready to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines to Older Adults? (REGISTER HERE)
- Date: April 29, 2020
- Time: 12:00 PM EST
- Description: A COVID-19 vaccine could be available within a year to 18 months, but is the world ready to deliver vaccines to older adults, who are at increased risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases? This webinar will discuss the status of current adult vaccine programs around the world; the gaps in countries with and without programs currently in place; and the data and actions needed to enable successful deployment of a novel coronavirus vaccine in an equitable manner.
- Protecting Vaccine Programs in the Era of COVID-19 (REGISTER HERE)
- Date: April 30, 2020
- Time: 12:00 PM EST
- Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to have significant effects on routine immunization programs due to the burden on the health system, physical distancing requirements and reluctance by people to seek vaccination. Previous outbreaks such as Ebola have resulted in lowered coverage of routine vaccines, leading to outbreaks of preventable disease like measles. What do we know about how countries are responding so far to protect their vaccine programs? What principles has WHO established to guide countries on routine immunization during the pandemic and as coronavirus infections subside?
- Programme management
- 5th May, 2020
Dr. Broniatowski will discuss the results of new studies regarding similarities between COVID-19 misinformation and the vaccine debate. Participants will learn how to identify bots, trolls, and cyborgs and strategies for combatting the online spread of misinformation about vaccines. Dr. Broniatowski will provide international context using specific examples of vaccine rumors and conspiracy theories spread online.
About Dr. Broniatowski:
Dr. Broniatowski is the Director of the Decision Making and Systems Architecture Laboratory at George Washington University in Washington D.C. His work on systematic distortions of public opinion about vaccines on social media by state-sponsored trolls has been widely reported in the academic and popular press. Read more about Dr. Broniatowski here.
- 6th May, 2020
The Introducing Digital Immunization information systems - Exchange And Learning from Vietnam (IDEAL-Vietnam) is a PATH project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which has been working closely with Vietnam’s Ministry of Health in facilitating a successful transition from paper records to a completely paperless immunization record system. IDEAL Vietnam has been documenting the successes scored, challenges encountered and sharing evidence-based and data-driven learning and experience from Vietnam to inform, influence, and accelerate the successful implementation of similar tools in other countries and contexts. In this panel discussion the panelists will discuss lessons learned from Vietnam in the deployment of an electronic immunization registry (EIR) from design and development right through to national scale-up. The panelists will share the key drivers and barriers to successful deployment of EIRs while underscoring the importance of government commitment and stakeholder partnerships.
For more information on the IDEAL-Vietnam review please visit: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/ideal
This webinar panel discussion will be of interest to Data Management Specialists, EPI Managers, Health Management Information System (HMIS) Specialists, and other health care specialists committed to improving data collection, quality and use across health systems.
- Dr. Dang Thi Thanh Huyen- Vice Head, National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI)/ National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam
- Dr. Nguyen Tuyet Nga- Vietnam Country Director, PATH, Vietnam
- Mr. Dao Dinh Sang- Program Officer, PATH, Vietnam
- Ms. Maya Rivera- Communications Officer, PATH, Vietnam
The webinar will take place: Tuesday May 5th, 6 PM Pacific Standard Time
Please register here: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n3W17KVyS-uohBf3YXA5Iw
- 6th May, 2020
We can't let up on immunization even as countries fight COVID-19. Join PATH for a discussion this Wednesday, 5/6 with country governments & policymakers about the importance of preventing vaccine-preventable deaths & sustaining immunization.
- 7th May, 2020 - 30th Jun, 2020
Empower's 23rd Batch of the Online Post Graduate Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management, in collaboration with Kent State University, USA, is scheduled to launch in JUNE 2020.
This is an 11-month online program which includes 9 extensive modules structured to address one topic per month. Each module is supported by MCQ's and Assessments.
Key Takeaway's from the course:
- its global orientation ¬ sharing of experiences from across countries,
- a practical and applied approach to the extensive use of exercises, case studies, projects and internships
- technical assistance for one-year offered which includes Mentoring/Coaching from the Subject Matter Experts
- an online competency assessment tool (CAT)
- a community of practice (through Empower’s Big Learning Platform)
- a special focus on improving participant's personal effectiveness by building workplace skills
- use of cutting-edge e-learning technologies and instructional design to make learning easy and impactful
Kindly click on this link for more information and fill in the application form to register - http://bit.ly/2UzLGnf
- 7th May, 2020
The TechNet open café is a new monthly informal e-discussion for the TechNet community to better use the TechNet platform. Do you have any questions, ideas, remarks or criticisms? Or would you like to share your needs to get more tools for your job? Then this meeting is for you.
Make yourself some coffee, tea or anything you like and join the TechNet community manager to connect, discuss and share ideas on how we can help you work better!
A French session will take place on Thursday 14 May.
- 12th May, 2020
Join the second seminar jointly organized by WHO-UNICEF-IPA.This is part of a series of webinars that will be organized jointly for the next 6-8 months to disseminate guidance and a provide new information on COVID-19.
The webinar topics will also be translated and given in both Spanish and French at alter date to be announced shortly.
- 14th May, 2020
We hope you can join us online on Thursday 14th May 2020, 15h00 (CET) [14:00 UK time] for a webinar hosted by the Gavi CSO Constituency & partners, as immunisation and community champions discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic and the role of countries and civil society in ensuring successful vaccine delivery.
Immunization in the Time of COVID-19
The critical role of community voices in building global resilience against pandemics and maintaining essential services.
An Online conversation hosted by Gavi CSO Constituency in partnership with ACTION, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, PATH, RESULTS UK & Save the Children
15h00 (CET) on Thursday14th May 2020
The event will be streamed live in English and French
Follow the link to join: https://live.kudoway.com/ad/220116918650
The COVID-19 pandemic is claiming lives across the globe and causing disruption to the delivery of primary health care services. A critical concern is that the interruption of immunization services poses a major risk for secondary outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD). This spotlight on vaccines highlights the importance of routine immunisation systems and calls to question the preparedness of health systems around the world.
In this online webinar, featuring speakers from Civil Society, Gavi and the WHO, we will identify lessons learnt from strengthening health systems and routine immunisation, reflect on adaptive approaches to maintain routine immunisation during the pandemic and identify the necessary commitments from country partners to achieve equitable access to vaccines against both known and novel pathogens.
Click this link to join: https://live.kudoway.com/ad/220116918650
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- 14th May, 2020
Préparez-vous un café, un thé ou ce que vous préférez, et rejoignez le community manager de TechNet pour discuter et partager des idées sur la façon dont nous pouvons vous aider à mieux travailler !
Le TechNet open café est un nouveau format de discussion mensuelle informelle pour la communauté TechNet. Vous avez des idées, des remarques ou des critiques ? Des besoins pour mieux travailler ? Vous voulez mieux comprendre comment la plateforme TechNet fonctionne ? Alors ce rendez-vous est pour vous.
La session en anglais aura lieu le jeudi 7 mai à 16h30.
Nous nous réjouissons de vous retrouver et d'échanger avec vous !
- 18th May, 2020 - 19th May, 2020
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
- 19th May, 2020 - 21st May, 2020
Registration for the conference is now open.
CDC will be accepting abstract submissions through December 16. Visit NIC Abstract Information for details on the conference themes and for instructions on submitting an abstract.
Visit the National Immunization Conference web page for more information about conference and hotel registration, fees, and more.
- Supply chain and logistics
- 21st May, 2020
Join VisionSpring and VillageReach to explore how social enterprises are pivoting their organizational capacity and utilizing existing supply chains to protect healthcare workers serving low-income communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll discuss strategies to procure and deliver PPE to the frontline and discover what our collective ‘new normal’ looks like in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
SPEAKERS: Ella Gudwin, CEO, VisionSpring Anshu Taneja, India Country Director, VisionSpring Emily Bancroft, President, VillageReach Tapiwa Mukwashi, Senior Manager, Supply Chain, VillageReach Moderated by Jennifer Gootman, Vice President of Sustainability, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
- 22nd May, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the deep inequities that undermine global health, especially gender inequities impacting women front line health and care workers. In the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, few health and care workers (many of whom are women) have safe and decent working conditions, appropriate protection and equal and timely pay. How many decision makers in health systems are women? Do we collect sufficient data and evidence to understand the implications of COVID-19 on female health workers? Speakers in this session will share the perspectives of female health workers during this pandemic, and review lessons learnt from previous large-scale outbreaks – how health systems lose when gender equality is ignored, what can be done better, and how we all may gain by applying a gender lens. This event is co-sponsored by the Global Health Centre, Women in Global Health, and GENDRO.
- Haja Ramatulai Wurie, Dean, Faculty of Nursing; Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry Department, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone
- Michelle McIsaac, Researcher and Economist, World Health Organization
- Nawal Maredia, Nurse, Patient Care Coordinator, Pakistan
- Shirin Heidari, Founding President of GENDRO; Senior Research Fellow, Global Health Centre
- Sneha Krishnan, Co-Founder, Environment, Technology, and Community Health Consultancy Services
- Moderated by Roopa Dhatt, Co-Founder and Chair, Women in Global Health
- Programme management
- 26th May, 2020
The Nigeria WHO Scholar Alumni in Collaboration with BID Learning Network is pleased to invite you to a webinar entitled "Addressing Immunization challenges during COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria”. on Tuesday 26th May 2020 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM West African Time [WAT] check your local time here
This webinar will unveil the challenges faced by health workers and the ways in which they have been resolved. The event promises to be very exciting as immunization stakeholders and partners will be in attendance to give technical advice.
· Yusuf Yusufari - Routine Immunization Focal Person, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nigeria
· Dr E Ana (Ministry of Health, Cross River State, Nigeria
· Nigeria WHO Scholar Alumni
· Health workers
Moderator: Ms Gift Aniyom - WHO Scholar Alumni, Country Coordinator, Nigeria
To join please register here
- Programme management
- Group Event
- 28th May, 2020
Dear VPPN Members:
We are pleased to invite you to a Knowledge Sharing Session on:
Forecasting: How to identify forecasting as an instrument to improve your planning processes
In this knowledge sharing session we will be exploring, and:
- Providing an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of forecasting nationally
- Strengthening planning horizons strategically, tactically, and operationally
- How capacity strengthening in UNICEF CO can be done by learning from well-performing countries
- Key parameters to remember when forecasting in a crisis: Presenting COVID-19 as an example
Date & Time:
Thursday, 28 May 2020, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Copenhagen time (CET)
Forecasting: How to identify forecasting as an instrument to improve your planning processes
- Rie Hoffman, Planning Manager, Monitoring & Strategy, Data Evidence (MSDEU), UNICEF
- Gemma Orta-Martinez, Supply Chain Manage Monitoring & Strategy, Data Evidence (MSDEU), UNICEF
- Country Representative, TBD
- Andrea Papan, VPPN, Community of Practice Manager, UNICEF
- Loic Sanchez, Supply Officer (Immunization), Supply Division, UNICEF
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recent issues with Zoom security, you must be sure register in advance for this webinar: https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o4KNuNTDQyuJgxuaq4dRXA
Or an H.323/SIP room system:
188.8.131.52 (US West)
184.108.40.206 (US East)
220.127.116.11 (India Mumbai)
18.104.22.168 (India Hyderabad)
22.214.171.124 (Hong Kong
Meeting ID: 981 7103 8351
SIP: [email protected]
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- 29th May, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Boost Community, in partnership with TechNet-21 and The Geneva Learning Foundation, are happy to offer an interactive webinar: How Immunization Professionals Can Address Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) During COVID-19. This webinar will take place Friday, May 29 at 3:00 PM CEST (check local time) (please note new day/time). Experts from WHO will explain how immunization professionals can operationalize WHO guidance on IPC. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences on how they are addressing IPC matters in their own contexts.
Please register for the webinar here. You can send your questions related for WHO IPC experts in advance to [email protected]tcommunity.org or join the special Boost learning group on COVID-19 (you must be a Boost member to view this page – register here).
Please note that this session will be recorded and shared out widely.
The Boost Team