Programme management

Programme management

All topics related to immunization programme management, including planning, budgeting, financing, performance monitoring, and human resources.

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What’s the worry? Specifically, some have claimed that the vaccine is linked to: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) Why the confusion? CRPS and POTS are real but very rare conditions that can affect teenagers. HPV vaccines are given to teenagers, leading some to wonder whether…

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This year, the 11th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases(ISPPD-11) was full of these kinds of stories. Stories of hope, sorrow, and science—all from renowned and upcoming researchers and doctors in the pneumonia and pneumococcal field. They came from far and wide to the symposium in Melbourne, Australia, in pursuit…

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In light of the limited global supply of the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV), the PAHO Immunization Unit wanted to find ways to help countries strengthen compliance with the Multi-dose Open Vial Policy of the World Health Organization (WHO). For this reason, a large magnet was designed that can be placed…

K2_ThuAMUTCE_March+0000RMarAMUTC_4E09

I am thrilled to share that JSI’s work to improve health financing in Pakistan’s second-largest province, Sindh, was found to improve health service delivery. As many of us who work in public health know, measuring the effects of HSS efforts, such as health financing, is not easy. In Pakistan, JSI…

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International development has historically followed a top-down process that implements a static set of interventions guided by standardized practices, even as programs fail and circumstances change. But progress isn’t always linear. It’s often two steps forward and one step back – and sometimes it moves sideways. Adaptive management recognizes the…

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Last month at the Global Digital Health Forum, I introduced Digital Square to many colleagues. “Digital Square is an innovative co-investment mechanism,” I said. “Yes, but what exactly does Digital Square do?” was a common response. Here’s what we do. Digital Square is a partnership of the world’s leading digital health…

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This is as the country gets closer to losing support from the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative, which has helped fund immunisation in years past. It comes as lawmakers go on two days of retreat to consider strategies for immunisation and strengthening primary health care. Muhammad Usman, deputy chair of…

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Despite very high child mortality rate due to rotavirus diarrhoea, a government-led programme failed to introduce the necessary vaccine to save precious lives of children for four years. This was revealed in an audit of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) by the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP). The AGP’s…
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