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Mar
25
  1.   General
  2.    Group Event
  1.   25th Mar, 2020
We are pleased to invite you to a Knowledge Sharing Session on the: Supply Chain Strengthening Approach: Using the Maturity Model to begin the journey In this knowledge sharing session we will b...
We are pleased to invite you to a Knowledge Sharing Session on the:
Supply Chain Strengthening Approach: Using the Maturity Model to begin the journey


In this knowledge sharing session we will be exploring:
• The ‘Supply Chain Strengthening Approach’, and its role in health system strengthening
• The concept of 'maturity', and how it can be applied in systems strengthening
• The Strategic Vaccine Procurement Assessment Toolbox, and how it ties into the Maturity Model

Date & Time:
Wednesday 25 March, 2020 09:00 AM Copenhagen time (CET)

Title:
Supply Chain Strengthening Approach: Using the Maturity Model to begin the journey

Presenters:
Manuel Celestino Lavayen, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Strengthening Centre (SCSC), UNICEF
Innocent Dube, Monitoring Specialist Supply Chain Strengthening Centre (SCSC), UNICEF
Krista Hund, Planning Specialist, UNICEF
Jorge Mazuze, Supply Chain Consultant, Regional Services Div (WCAR), UNICEF

Moderators:
Andrea Papan, VPPN, Community of Practice Manager, UNICEF
Loic Sanchez, Supply Officer (Immunization), Supply Division, UNICEF


Mar
13
  1.   13th Mar, 2020
Are you interested in helping the world and creating social impact? Are you looking for an international career in global health and supply chain ? Would you like to work for the United Nations an...
Are you interested in helping the world and creating social impact?
Are you looking for an international career in global health and supply chain ?

Would you like to work for the United Nations and International non profit organizations? (WHO, UNDP, Global Fund, USAID, Gavi, Chemonics, MSH, Oxfam, CARE, PLAN, Red Cross)

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this course is for you!


This course will help you to understand the world of ‘Development Sector’, and how it works. It will help you to plan your career for entering these organizations and getting the right experience and opportunities


Click here to Register- http://bit.ly/33mS7ex
  1.   1
Mar
17
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   17th Mar, 2020
Join the Boost Community on March 17 at 9:00 AM EST / 1:00 PM GMT for a sneak peek of Boost's inaugural “Introduction to Adaptive Leadership” online course!   Not sure what Adaptive Leadership is? Wa...
Join the Boost Community on March 17 at 9:00 AM EST / 1:00 PM GMT for a sneak peek of Boost's inaugural “Introduction to Adaptive Leadership” online course!  

Not sure what Adaptive Leadership is? Want to learn more about how it applies to your work and career as an immunization professional?

Eric Martin, Founder & Managing Director of Adaptive Change Advisors, will lead an interactive webinar where we will dive deeper into the concept, discuss its practical applications and how you can further your knowledge and learning of Adaptive Leadership in the Boost Community. We will leave room to answer any questions you may have and discuss further. 

When: March 17, 9:00 AM EST / 1:00 PM GMT
Where: Zoom Conference Line (Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-gxIAc7cQmm36MC5u17FoA)
How: Access reminders and important information via the Boost Adaptive Leadership Learning Group!

We hope you can join us!
  1.   1
Apr
07
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   7th Apr, 2020
The aim of this webinar is to encourage and support effective communication of data related to vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines and immunization. The presenters will provide suggestions and insi...
The aim of this webinar is to encourage and support effective communication of data related to vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines and immunization. The presenters will provide suggestions and insights for developing targeted data visualizations (graphs, charts, icons, infographics or other formats). The presentation and discussion will be based on the WHO/Europe publication Effective communication of immunization data (www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/vaccines-and-immunization/publications/2019/effective-communication-of-immunization-data-2019)

Presenters
o Catharina de Kat, Communications Officer, Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization, WHO Regional Office for Europe
o Holly Nielsen, Designer/Analyst, Digital Communications, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Register here: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k95flxqUSFy8M5XNxqhxqA
  1.   1
Mar
31
  1.   Global initiatives
  2.    Public
  1.   31st Mar, 2020 - 2nd Apr, 2020
The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of WHO. SAGE is the prin...
The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of WHO. SAGE is the principal advisory group to WHO for vaccines and immunization. It is charged with advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. SAGE is concerned not just with childhood vaccines and immunization, but all vaccine-preventable diseases.

Agenda: https://www.who.int/immunization/sage/Draft_SAGE_Agenda_31Mar-02Apr2020.pdf
  1.   1
Feb
25
  1.   Programme management
  2.    Public
  1.   25th Feb, 2020
In July 2019, 644 Scholars from 55 countries pledged to improve immunization outcomes. In this Special Event, Scholars will share their experiences in the Impact Accelerator, a new model for leading c...
In July 2019, 644 Scholars from 55 countries pledged to improve immunization outcomes. In this Special Event, Scholars will share their experiences in the Impact Accelerator, a new model for leading change developed by immunization Scholars from over 90 countries.

What is the Accelerator?
The Accelerator is a new system to foster collaborative leadership in ways that can contribute to systemic change.

Scholars who successfully complete a course are convened to use what they learned to achieve impact.

In July 2019, 644 immunization Scholars from 55 countries pledged to improve immunization outcomes.

During the first Impact Accelerator pilot, immunization Scholars self-organized groups in 24  countries –  including priority countries Chad, Cameroon, Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Ethiopia.

Most sought and rapidly secured support from government teams  to ensure their action could contribute to national priorities.

Why did we create the Accelerator?
Some countries are facing complex challenges hindering progress toward the global goals for immunization. New approaches are needed.

Since 2016, immunization Scholars have been turning knowledge into action through the immunization Scholar programme.

In a few countries, Scholars self-initiated informal, motivated groups of professionals operating across agencies, to transform ideas into collaborative project implementation.

Observing these voluntary dynamics, we saw potential for systemic change – and immediately convened Scholars to develop a new system to support this across the network.
  1.   1
May
18
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   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...

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.

  1.   2
Feb
24
  1.   Global initiatives
  2.    Public
  1.   24th Feb, 2020 - 25th Feb, 2020
The 4th GNN meeting will build on the NITAG support work plan developed by the GNN steering committee, which is aligned with the WHO Headquarters and Regional Offices strategy. The GNN meeting will...
The 4th GNN meeting will build on the NITAG support work plan developed by the GNN steering committee, which is aligned with the WHO Headquarters and Regional Offices strategy.

The GNN meeting will be conducted in conjunction with the ACIP meeting this year.


The aim of this GNN meeting is to:
•Review the Global NITAG Network activities and regional support to NITAGs.
•Strengthen NITAGs in their abilities to make evidence based policy decisions.
•Identify priority activities for the GNN and its global partners.

ACIP meeting:
Participants will observe ACIP workgroup presentations and NITAG deliberations. Facilitated discussions with ACIP Secretariat members regarding ACIP processes will also occur.
  1.   1
Feb
27
  1.   27th Feb, 2020
Please join the PATH Introducing Digital Immunization information systems: Exchange and Learning from Vietnam (IDEAL-Vietnam) project for a webinar on scaling-up electronic immunization information sy...
Please join the PATH Introducing Digital Immunization information systems: Exchange and Learning from Vietnam (IDEAL-Vietnam) project for a webinar on scaling-up electronic immunization information systems. The webinar will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 1pm CET.

During the webinar the presenters will discuss lessons learned from Vietnam of a successful scale-up of an electronic immunization registry (EIR) from pilot to nationwide application. Successful scale-up is not an easy feat, and the process of moving from small- to large-scale operations in Vietnam was due in part to from-the-start planning, key partnerships, government commitment, and sustained collaboration.

The webinar will highlight key facilitators and barriers, and focus on important partnerships that catalyzed the success of the scale-up process. Government commitment was quintessential to the accomplishments in Vietnam, therefore it is with great excitement that the presenters for this webinar will be:

- Dr. Huyen Dang, Vietnam National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI)

- Dr. Nga Nguyen Tuyet, Vietnam Country Director

- Sang Dao Dinh, Vietnam Project Officer.

The format of the webinar will include an informational presentation, an interview with key NEPI and PATH staff members, and followed by a Q&A session. This webinar will present the findings discussed in the IDEAL-Vietnam project’s lessons learned case study that will also be released in February. You can find regularly updated project documents and information on our homepage (https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/ideal).

Registration: https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=e95c239b1dc8d3c7eee301ffb074c3ed6
  1.   2
Mar
11
  1.   11th Mar, 2020
Empower's 22nd 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 M...
Empower's 22nd 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 MARCH 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 Takeaways 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
Feel free to contact for any query: info@empowerschoolofhealth.org
  1.   2
Jan
21
  1.   Cold chain equipment
  2.    Public
  1.   21st Jan, 2020
Please join us for a webinar on vaccine vial monitor (VVM)-based vaccine management, on the occasion of publishing of “The Book of VVM: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow” by Umit Kartoglu. The webinar will...
Please join us for a webinar on vaccine vial monitor (VVM)-based vaccine management, on the occasion of publishing of “The Book of VVM: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow” by Umit Kartoglu. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 21st at 4pm CET. During the webinar, the presenters will discuss the critical role of VVM in vaccine management policies as well as the VVM shaping the future of the (digitized) cold chain. The presenters will be:

Umit Kartoglu, Co-founder and CEO, Extensio et Progressio, Collonge-Bellerive, Switzerland (author of The Book of VVM)

Debbie Kristensen, Director of Vaccine Technology, Strategy, and Policy / Medical Devices and Health Technologies, PATH, Geneva, Switzerland

Ted Prusik, Co-founder and Senior Vice President, Temptime Corporation, Morris Plains, NJ, USA

For presenter biographies, refer to the attached document.

It is not an overstatement to say that VVM is one of the most important recent innovations in the area of public health, providing health workers with advisable and dependable means of ensuring that the administered vaccine has not been damaged by heat. Amongst all the temperature monitoring devices and tools, VVM is the only one that has dramatically changed the course of vaccine management practices as well as shaped the future of the cold chain. Some critical approaches we have today in vaccine management have only been made possible with the help of VVM, and others have been made more effective.

For a quick review of VVM-induced vaccine management policies and VVM based vaccine management, refer to pages 201 and 245 in The Book of VVM (free download in PDF and ePUB3 formats from http://kartoglu.ch/vvm).

Registration: https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=e27289500ca959052459c45ec0e2540e1
  1.   2
Apr
20
  1.   20th Apr, 2020 - 24th Apr, 2020
Respected Sir/Madam Greetings from IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR , INDIA I take immense pleasure to share with you that School of Pharmaceutical Management; The IIHMR University is organizing a 05...
Respected Sir/Madam

Greetings from IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR , INDIA

I take immense pleasure to share with you that School of Pharmaceutical Management; The IIHMR University is organizing a 05 days International training programme on “Logistics Management of Vaccines with special focus on Strengthening Cold chain ” during April 20-24,2020 at The IIHMR University, Jaipur, India .

The program is designed primarily with a focus to assist the countries/national health system programs to address the challenges in vaccine management thus ensuring access to quality vaccines in the immunization program. The program contents are as below

PROGRAM CONTENTS: -

 Introduction to immunization basics and Universal Immunization Program (UIP)
 Procurement of vaccines
Cold chain management
 Key elements of cold chain system
 Cold chain Equipment’s and their maintenance
 Monitoring the cold chain temperature
Vaccines Management
 Demand estimation
 Indenting
 Stock Management
 Storage & Distribution
 Supportive supervision
 Reporting/Documentation & MIS
AEFI and Immunization Waste Management
eVIN- Effectively managing vaccine logistics
Social mobilization, advocacy and communication for EPI
Field visit to cold chain point
Hands on training on temperature monitoring devices

PROGRAMME FEE
• Foreign Nationals: USD 700 per participant plus 18% GST
• Indian Nationals: Rs 37,500 per participant plus 18% GST

The fees cover tuition fees, training material, stay in air-conditioning room (twin-sharing basis), breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee during the program and pick-up and drop from Jaipur airport/railway station/bus stand. Welcome dinner and short-trip to historical and cultural importance places in Jaipur would be offered by the University in honor of the participants. Participants would be encouraged to use library facilities. Around the clock internet facility (Wi-Fi) is available for the participants. The travel tickets from the country of origin to Jaipur and vice versa are to be borne by the participant/sponsoring agency.

DISCOUNTS ON THE FEE

Early Bird Discount: Nominations received with payments on/before 4-weeks (23rd March 2020) will be entitled to an early bird discount of 10%.

Group Discount: Any organization sponsoring four or more participants to the program will be entitled for a discount of 20% on the total fee payable provided that at least four participants attend the program.

Maximum Discount: Organization can avail themselves of both the discount subject to maximum discount of 20%.


I am sure that you will find it useful for the organization/national health system program.
I would be grateful, if you could participate/ nominate interested candidates in the training program.
You may forward to concerned department also
Kindly send the filled and scanned nomination form (attached) to the program coordinator at saurabh@iihmr.edu.in
Looking forward for your kind cooperation and support to make the program success.
A word of response would be appreciated.

Link for the brochure

https://www.iihmr.edu.in/files/training/brochure/170/logistics-management-of-vaccines.pdf


Regards

Dr.Saurabh kumar Banerjee
M.Pharm, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
The IIHMR University,
1 Prabhu Dayal Marg, Near Sanganer Airport
Jaipur (Pin-302029), Rajasthan, INDIA
Office: +91 141 3924700, Ext: 789,
Fax: +91 141 3924738,
Mobile - +91-8890398067
Email: saurabh@iihmr.edu.in
  1.   2
Mar
03
  1.   3rd Mar, 2020 - 4th Mar, 2020
The American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) is hosting a two-day regional workshop for the Pacific Islands in Guam on March 3-4. The workshop will address topics including measurement and...
The American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) is hosting a two-day regional workshop for the Pacific Islands in Guam on March 3-4.

The workshop will address topics including measurement and improvement, the CDC Dashboard, clinical decision support, interoperability, and data quality and use. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from national experts on the latest developments in these areas and engage in interactive sessions and collaborative discussions with colleagues.

As the purpose of the workshop is to provide technical assistance and support for regional collaboration and development, IIS in the geographic region have been given priority for the available slots. However, we anticipate that there will be limited space for additional attendees. If you would like to attend, please respond to info@immregistries.org to express your interest by Friday, December 6. We will review requests and be in touch as soon as possible. There is no charge to attend, but travel support is not available for jurisdictions other than the Pacific Islands at this time. Please email Beth Parilla at bparilla@immregistries.org if you have any questions.
  1.   1
Dec
05
  1.   5th Dec, 2019
The use of high-quality data is widely understood in the global health community to be a cornerstone of well-functioning health systems. However, despite continuous growth in the amount of health data...
The use of high-quality data is widely understood in the global health community to be a cornerstone of well-functioning health systems. However, despite continuous growth in the amount of health data available, the actual use of data in immunization program decision-making remains a challenge. Part of the challenge has been limited understanding of what tools and approaches actually are effective in increasing the use of immunization data to support improvements in vaccine delivery and access. The Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) Review was undertaken to identify the existing evidence on what works to improve the use of immunization data, and to synthesize that evidence into actionable steps that implementers, policymakers and funders can take to design better data use interventions.

During this webinar, the presenters from PATH will share the methodology used to identify and review 549 pieces of evidence and five proven strategies to improve data use that were uncovered. They also will discuss the evidence gap map that was developed and how the global immunization community can work together to increase the quality of evidence available on best practices for data use to help further the work started by the IDEA team.


Discussion panelists

Laurie Werner- Director of Program, Center of Digital and Data Excellence, PATH
Allison Osterman- Program Officer, Health Systems Innovation and Delivery, PATH

Save the date and join us!

Registration: https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec0039a66d95132ed3f30c6988ade4314
  1.   2
Nov
20
  1.   20th Nov, 2019
Are drones the future of health care delivery? Join us for this webinar conversation with Moz Siddiqui and Hamadou Dicko from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Dr. Olivier Defawe and Luciana Maxim from ...
Are drones the future of health care delivery? Join us for this webinar conversation with Moz Siddiqui and Hamadou Dicko from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Dr. Olivier Defawe and Luciana Maxim from VillageReach.

When:
November 20, 9 - 10 a.m. PST, 6 - 7 p.m. CAT

Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/375d7df8a734234d7c24e00bf0acd2b8
  1.   1
Dec
04
  1.   Global initiatives
  2.    Public
  1.   4th Dec, 2019 - 5th Dec, 2019
The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) provides independent, authoritative, scientific advice to WHO on vaccine safety issues of global or regional concern with the potential to affec...
The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) provides independent, authoritative, scientific advice to WHO on vaccine safety issues of global or regional concern with the potential to affect in the short or long term national immunization programmes.
  1.   1
Nov
18
  1.   Global initiatives
  2.    Private
  1.   18th Nov, 2019 - 22nd Nov, 2019
Global Rotavirus and Pediatric Diarrhea Surveillance.
May
19
  1.   General
  2.    Public
  1.   19th May, 2020 - 21st May, 2020
The 49th National Immunization Conference (NIC) will be held May 19–21 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA. NIC brings together more than 1,500 local, state, federal, and private-sector...
The 49th National Immunization Conference (NIC) will be held May 19–21 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA. NIC brings together more than 1,500 local, state, federal, and private-sector immunization stakeholders and partners to explore science, policy, education, and planning issues related to immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.

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.
  1.   1
Nov
07
  1.   7th Nov, 2019
Hello TechNet-21 members, The UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG) invite you to attend a special, one and a half hour webinar, jointly hosted by UPDWG and TechNet-21 on integrating dron...
Hello TechNet-21 members,

The UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG) invite you to attend a special, one and a half hour webinar, jointly hosted by UPDWG and TechNet-21 on integrating drones into immunization supply chains.

Webinar: Integrating Drones into Immunization Supply Chains

When: November 7, 2019 | 10-11:30 AM EST

Description:

Resilient, high-performing immunization supply chains (iSCs) are the basis for strong primary health care systems and the foundation for reaching global immunization coverage and equity targets. Yet efficient and reliable transportation for immunization products still remains a challenge in many low and middle-income countries. New technologies, such as drones, have the potential to revolutionize traditional modes of transportation but how do you know if these technologies are the right fit for your context?

In this webinar, UPDWG and TechNet-21 will explore when integrating drones (or UAVs) into existing iSCs is feasible and how you can operationalize drones in existing immunization programs. UPDWG Members from UNICEF and VillageReach will share their experiences from Vanuatu and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in integrating drones transportation into the routine immunization supply chain. After the presentations, we will open the floor for a panel discussion with VillageReach DRC and former UNICEF Vanuatu staff.

Hosts:
Olivier Defawe - UPDWG
Daniel Brigden - TechNet-21, The Technical Network for Strengthening Immunization Services

Case Study Presenters:
Jaime Archundia - UAS Global Lead, UNICEF
Luciana Maxim - Sr. Manager, Research Evidence and Learning, VillageReach

Discussion Panelists:
Ridwan Gustiana - Health Specialist, Immunization UNICEF (formerly UNICEF Vanuatu)
Archimede Makaya - Equateur Provincial Coordinator, VillageReach DRC
Dieudonne Nsekela - Program Officer, New Technologies, VillageReach DRC
Christian Vazquez - Civil Engineer, Transportation Engineering (formerly UNICEF Vanuatu)

Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c638a89ac5516f0d8c34be5db4a05ad8

We hope you can join us for this exciting webinar!
  1.   3
Oct
15
  1.   15th Oct, 2019
Objectives: -Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) for managing the performance of an immunization supply chain, the data required to inform those indicators, and the sources and tools used to ...
Objectives:
-Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) for managing the performance of an immunization supply chain, the data required to inform those
indicators, and the sources and tools used to collect that data (DISC Indicators as reference)
-List common supply chain performance challenges identified through data visualization of performance indicators and possible system improvement
interventions
-Explain the role of data review teams and the process they use to improve supply chain performance at the local level
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