Programme management

Programme management

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

06/03/2018

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…

01/03/2018

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…

26/02/2018

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…

31/01/2018

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…

26/01/2018

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…

31/08/2017

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…

29/03/2017

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday held a conference in Amman, announcing the launch of new strategies to help governments negotiate prices to obtain the life-saving pneumococcal vaccine, an MSF statement said. Pneumonia is the main cause of the increase of deaths among children around the world, killing…

22/03/2017

Brazil, in the grips of an unusually large yellow fever outbreak, has asked for millions of doses of vaccine from an international emergency stockpile. The body that maintains and manages the stockpile, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision, has approved the release of more than 3.5 million doses of…
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