Hey there, hope the day is treating you well! For those of you who don't know me, My name is Alex Lee, if you've been to any of the last two conference i'm the tech guy running around frantically to trying to figure out why the Live stream isn't working or why the sound isn't working, that's me just helping out on an ideas we had 2 years ...

19 June 2019
Dear Colleagues, Are you feeling part of the community of Immunization Supply Chain (iSC) practitioners and willing to learn, participate to and grow with this great community? If so, you're going to enjoy 2019 on TechNet-21. Here is a taste of the coming weeks... A new Community Manager ​ Starting from January, Technet-21 is supported by yours tru...

31 January 2019
By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Dr. Eddie Mukooyo Sefuluya (center), a BID Learning Network, participates in a study visit to Tanzania. This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to design, develop, and implement data quality and use interventions in Tanza
Uganda’s immunization program officials and civil society representatives share experiences, learn about Tanzania’s electronic immunization system By Brian Atuhaire, Immunization and Advocacy Manager Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Digitalizing immunization records helps health workers make more informed decisions about where there are g
DRC delegates journey to Tanzania to learn about the benefits of digital innovation for closing the immunization gap By Guy Bokongo Nkumu, Advocacy and Policy Manager, PATH and Lysette Kavira, Senior Program Assistant, PATH Posted in Policies & Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Health workers consult patients at the Usa River Health Center in Tanzania. This is the first blog in a series from
BID by the numbers: New data reveals time-savings, more empowered decision-making among health workers By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Monitoring & Evaluation , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A health worker reviews immunization data in Tanzania. This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to de
By Laurie Werner, Global Director, BID Initiative Posted in News , People , Policies & Practices , Products This blog series launches the BID Story , and recounts our journey to design, develop, and implement data quality and use interventions in Tanzania and Zambia between 2014 and 2018. Five years. Two electronic immunization registries (EIRs). Nineteen design countries who regularly input t
Project Updates Expanding choice through new product introduction New and improved contraceptive technologies hold tremendous potential to expand family planning options and choice for women and men around the world. JSI has extensive experience introducing new and next generation family planning products into existing markets. We work at the global, country and community levels  to monitor procur
By Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Posted in News , People , Policies & Practices , Practices The following post appeared on Gavi’s Got Vaccines? Got Life! blog. In the harsh, dry highland plains of the Ngorongoro region of Tanzania stands a small red tent – a tiny speck of colour in an otherwise dusty, lifeless landscape. It can be seen from several kilometres away, and that is precisely the point
Reflections from the inaugural OpenHIE Community Meeting: Learning, sharing, growing, and innovating By Amanda BenDor, Paul Biondich, Carl Fourie, Eden Tarimo, and Jamie Thomas Posted in News , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Chimwasu Njapawu. A health worker checks immunization data on a tablet. The following post appeared on the OpenHIE blog . Organizing an international five-day
BID launches generic tools to help other likeminded countries implement data quality and use interventions | Better Immunization Data Initiative BID launches generic tools to help other likeminded countries implement data quality and use interventions By Laurie Werner, Global Director, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A young patient holds a child health car
By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Monitoring & Evaluation , News , Policies & Practices Photo credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Riccardo Gangale. Women and children wait for vaccinations at the Ngarenaro Health Center in Arusha, Tanzania. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new immunization data from 2017 that reveals globa
Acknowledgements WHO gratefully acknowledges the dedicated efforts of the numerous individuals and organizations involved with compiling this surveillance information, including Ministries of Health, sentinel hospitals, as well as the network of global, regional and national reference laboratories. WHO also gratefully acknowledges the financial support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, that is prov
Improving the availability of reproductive health products in humanitarian settings JSI is working with the United Nations Population Fund to ensure the reproductive health (RH) rights of women and girls in humanitarian settings. We developed a global forecasting tool for emergency RH kits, which includes a dashboard to increase data visibility and helps advocate for increased investments in produ
By: Julia Roper, Associate-New Vaccine Introduction, and Tsepang Tsolele, Associate-Vaccines Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal disease among children. In fact, nearly every child who is not vaccinated will experience rotavirus at some point by age five. For children in countries without access to vaccinations and treatment, rotavirus can be fatal. Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea, vo
By: Berrington Shayo, Vaccine Program Manager-Tanzania Aziz Sheshe is the Regional Vaccine and Immunization Officer for Tanzania’s Arusha region. He has been working with the government’s immunization program for the past 15 years. Aziz oversees immunization services at more than 300 health facilities across the region, with almost 260,000 children falling under his jurisdiction. His commitment to
By: Sarah Snidal, Senior Associate, New Vaccine Introduction, Global Vaccines Delivery Team There is a major global equity gap in cervical cancer prevention. Approximately 266,000 cervical cancer deaths and 528,000 new cases occur each year, making it the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide. Nearly 90 percent of the global deaths from cervical cancer occur in low- and middle-income reg
(Revised version including data from Colombia which had been erroneously excluded) Dear Colleagues,   We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhe
The Value of VAN: How Visibility and Analytics Networks Make Supply Chains Stronger The JSI IMPACT Team approach, which is customized for public health supply chains, helps professionals at different levels of the health system adopt a culture of continuous improvement by setting goals, selecting indicators for progress, and using data to track and correct performance. Read more   Scaling Up Innov
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Dear Colleagues,   We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia from the calendar year of 2016.    In this edition, we
Dear Colleagues,   We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia from the calendar year 2016. Please note that data inc