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Sep
01
  1.   1st Sep, 2020
Electronic Immunization Registries: From planning to implementation The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) invites applications for the first English cohort of the certification course in E...

Electronic Immunization Registries: From planning to implementation

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) invites applications for the first English cohort of the certification course in Electronic Immunization Registries (EIRs) open to all professionals supporting or willing to support the implementation of EIR-related information systems. The purpose of this course is to strengthen country capabilities by supporting the development of context-specific (country or sub-country) action planning to develop, implement, and improve EIRs.

Application deadline August 30 midnight CET

  1.   2
Sep
02
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   2nd Sep, 2020
Join Sabin Vaccine Institute's Vaccine Acceptance and Demand program and Boost Community for a virtual discussion that will center around the global issue of vaccination acceptance in the context of t...

Join Sabin Vaccine Institute's Vaccine Acceptance and Demand program and Boost Community for a virtual discussion that will center around the global issue of vaccination acceptance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique challenges presented to immunization professionals.

During the session, we will brainstorm how together we can engage and learn on these topics within the Boost community.

We look forward to discussing your questions, experiences and ideas on approaching vaccination acceptance.

  1.   1
Sep
07
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   7th Sep, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is moving fast. We need to go faster to do better. In our daily work, we face challenges. We do our best to figure out how to overcome them.  ...

The COVID-19 pandemic is moving fast. We need to go faster to do better.

In our daily work, we face challenges. We do our best to figure out how to overcome them. 

Every day, we need to solve problems to keep vaccination services open and safe during the pandemic.

By joining the COVID-19 Scholar Peer Hub, you will tap into the collective know-how of more than 15,000 immunization professionals from 90 countries.

  1.   2
Sep
09
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   9th Sep, 2020
In India, the Universal Immunization Program (UIP) has undergone tremendous reform, addressing issues of coverage, equity and quality, and expanding the spectrum of diseases covered by introducing new...

In India, the Universal Immunization Program (UIP) has undergone tremendous reform, addressing issues of coverage, equity and quality, and expanding the spectrum of diseases covered by introducing new vaccines like pentavalent, rotavirus and IPV. While the traditional cascade model of face-to-face training has provided a valuable foundation for building the capacity of immunization workers, the model is slow to respond to rapid changes in UIP guidelines, and does not easily address the on-going learning needs of a busy health workforce unable to participate in frequent workshop-style training activities. JSI, under the overall stewardship of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, has developed Rapid Immunization Skill Enhancement (RISE), a blended-learning knowledge and skill-building package for health workers in the country. It is a user-centric model that leverages technology (mobile phone, internet) commonly accessible among the health workforce to build immunization knowledge and skills through a series of digital learning sessions. Each self-paced session is based on adult learning principles; learners achieve session objectives by engaging in a variety of audio, animated visuals, reading and interactions, including learning games and quizzes.

Between March and July 2020, RISE was piloted in 5 districts in 5 states of the country. The project targeted more than 2500 health workers; more than 80 per cent of the learners to date have completed the training package, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. With the very positive experience from the pilot, and the cordial acceptance of the model by health workers across the country, the application may be considered a “game-changer” in the arena of capacity building in the near future with immense potential of scale up not only in immunization, but across other areas in health and development sectors.

 

Please join us to discuss with some of the RISE experts.

  1.   1
Sep
14
  1.   Programme management
  2.    Public
  1.   14th Sep, 2020 - 20th Nov, 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 cohor...
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 cohort of the Scholar Level 1 certification course offered by the World Health Organization. (This course has been updated with new information about COVID-19 and gender.)
 
The purpose of the 2015 Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP) guidelines is to reassert routine immunization as the foundation for sustained decreases in morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases across the life cycle of all individuals. Its focus is on the GRISP transformative investments, i.e. on areas of intervention that will change an entire immunization programme when implemented.
 
 

Applications will be accepted until 30 August 2020

Sep
15
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   15th Sep, 2020 - 17th Sep, 2020
The First Innovation Forum in the WHO Western Pacific Region (aims to provide policy support to countries on innovation to identify, test and advance innovative approaches to pressing health problems ...

The First Innovation Forum in the WHO Western Pacific Region (aims to provide policy support to countries on innovation to identify, test and advance innovative approaches to pressing health problems including COVID-19. 

During the 3-day virtual event, high-level policymakers and thought leaders will discuss how innovation can help countries to future-proof their health systems, and the role of WHO in supporting them. The interactive panel sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss key topics such as innovation for healthy life course, environment for health, impact-driven solutions, and harnessing digital tools for health. 

Forum objectives: 

  1. Lay out a vision for innovation in health systems with societies adapting to the challenges of climate change, health security, ageing populations, chronic disease, and the aftermath of COVID-19
  2. Explore ways in which WHO could set up a platform to assist Member States to conceptualize innovative solutions, put them into action, apply them at scale, and sustain them

Final programme: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/wpro---documents/events/full-programme.pdf

 

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Sep
22
  1.   22nd Sep, 2020
In this second webinar of the Ensuring a Responsive Immunization Supply Chain Webinar Series, we will focus on supply chain optimization and welcome special guest presenter Cheryl Rudd,...

In this second webinar of the Ensuring a Responsive Immunization Supply Chain Webinar Series, we will focus on supply chain optimization and welcome special guest presenter Cheryl Rudd, Director, Primary Care and Health Systems Strengthening at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) to discss the immunization supply chain optimization in Zambia. 

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between system design and system re-design and optimization
  2. Describe supply chain elements and key performance indicators that might be examined during a re-design/optimization activity, with a focus on the in-country supply chain
  3. Describe potential changes that might be proposed through an immunization supply chain re-design/optimization
  4. Describe the Zambia experience with immunization supply chain optimization: process, changes and benefits/results
  1.   4
Sep
23
  1.   Programme management
  2.    Public
  1.   23rd Sep, 2020
Growing evidence points to the multiple ways in which gender influences risks, access to health services & ultimately health outcomes, including for immunization. To increase immunization coverage...

Growing evidence points to the multiple ways in which gender influences risks, access to health services & ultimately health outcomes, including for immunization. To increase immunization coverage for children and people at different ages and leave no one behind, it is critical to understand and address the ways in which gender interacts with additional social determinants such as age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic background, migration status, gender identity & disability to create barriers to immunization. Applying a gender lens to immunization programming, therefore, goes beyond focusing on gender discrepancies in immunization coverage among girls and boys.

The session, brought to you by the Geneva Learning Foundation and the World Health Organization (WHO), will introduce the importance of gender in health & health programming and highlight how immunization interventions can expand coverage and widen reach by understanding and systematically analyzing & addressing gender roles, norms and relations as part of immunization service planning & delivery.

  1.   1
Sep
23
  1.   Global initiatives
  2.    Public
  1.   23rd Sep, 2020
At a time when the COVID-19 global pandemic curve is shifting daily and the science of the disease evolving hourly, people naturally seek more information, the fresher the better. However, when people...

At a time when the COVID-19 global pandemic curve is shifting daily and the science of the disease evolving hourly, people naturally seek more information, the fresher the better. However, when people who aim to share vital health information inadvertently share false and misleading messages, the misinformation acquires credibility and velocity. Separately, disinformation, which is misinformation spread with an agenda, is also polarizing the online and offline debate on topics related to COVID-19.

It is proposed that a side session be held at the UN General Assembly to bring together UN Member States, relevant UN agencies, specialist media, civil society organizations and leading experts from the fields of misinformation, risk communication, behavioural science and infodemiology to:
1. Launch an unprecedented UN Collaboration through a high-level joint press statement (UN Secretary-General, WHO Director-General, UN Agencies and partners) on infodemic management
2. Review key lessons learned in infodemic management since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic by UN partners, including country experience.

On 23 September 2020, this side-event will discuss infodemic management in the time of COVID-19. The event is scheduled for 08:00 EST | 14:00 CET | 19:00 ICT.

https://ungaguide.com/event/infodemic-management-promoting-healthy-behaviors-in-the-time-of-covid-19-and-mitigating-the-harm-from-misinformation-and-disinformation/

  1.   1
Sep
23
  1.   Global initiatives
  2.    Public
  1.   23rd Sep, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted billions of lives and threatens to reserve decades of development gains. The secondary effects of the pandemic could result in more lives lost from vaccine preventa...

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted billions of lives and threatens to reserve decades of development gains. The secondary effects of the pandemic could result in more lives lost from vaccine preventable diseases than from COVID-19. The best way to mitigate the primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19 is to safeguard immunization services and strong health systems and ensure equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines.

The objective of this side event is to galvanize governments and humanitarian actors to safeguard interuppted immunization campaigns, outline key infrastructure that needs to be in place by the time a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, and highlight the need for global coordination to implement equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine. It also seeks to bring visibility to the COVAX Facility as the only current viable and pragmatic way to plan for equitable access and distribution of the future COVID-19 vaccine for all countries, with a focus on the most vulnerable.

https://ungaguide.com/event/vaccines-for-the-many-or-only-the-few-immunizations-and-covid-19/ 

  1.   1
Sep
23
  1.   Global initiatives
  2.    Public
  1.   23rd Sep, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted billions of lives and threatens to reverse decades of development gains. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General warns that “the avoidable suffering and...

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted billions of lives and threatens to reverse decades of development gains. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General warns that “the avoidable suffering and death caused by children missing out on routine immunizations could be far greater than COVID-19 itself.” The best way to mitigate the primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19 is to safeguard immunization services and strong health systems and ensure equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines.

The objective of this side event is to galvanize governments and humanitarian actors to safeguard interrupted immunization campaigns, outline key infrastructure that needs to be in place by the time a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, and highlight the need for global coordination to ensure equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine. It also seeks to bring visibility to the COVAX Facility as the only current viable and pragmatic way to plan for equitable access and distribution of the future COVID-19 vaccine for all countries, with a focus on the most vulnerable.

https://ungaguide.com/event/ensuring-equitable-access-to-life-saving-immunizations-in-the-time-of-covid-19/ 

  1.   1
Sep
24
  1.   Programme management
  2.    Public
  1.   24th Sep, 2020 - 30th Sep, 2020
Empower's 24th Batch of the Online Post Graduate Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management, in collaboration with Kent State Unive...

Empower's 24th 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 SEPTEMBER 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

Sep
24
  1.   Programme management
  2.    Public
  1.   24th Sep, 2020
Join the Boost Community and John Snow Inc. (JSI) for a virtual panel discussion that will center around country perspectives on maintaining and restoring immunization services during COVID-19.During ...

Join the Boost Community and John Snow Inc. (JSI) for a virtual panel discussion that will center around country perspectives on maintaining and restoring immunization services during COVID-19.

During this session, you will hear about the current challenges facing routine immunization service delivery in Kenya, Mozambique and India and have the opportunity to have your questions about routine immunization in the context of COVID-19 answered.

  1.   2
Sep
30
  1.   Programme management
  2.    Public
  1.   30th Sep, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for health systems and in some places has led to disruptions in routine immunization service delivery & decreases in vaccination coverage...

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for health systems and in some places has led to disruptions in routine immunization service delivery & decreases in vaccination coverage. As programmes work hard to restore and maintain immunization services, it is important that strategies & mechanisms are in place to enable individuals who have missed their vaccinations, for any reason, to be identified and vaccinated as quickly as possible.

The session, hosted by the Geneva Learning Foundation and the World Health Organization, discusses the importance of continuously implementing catch-up vaccination as an integral component of routine immunization, as well as intensified strategies to close immunization gaps following a disruption in immunization services, as described in new WHO guidance Leave No One Behind: Guidance for Planning and Implementing Catch-up.

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