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Communities missed by immunisation in urban areas tend to be marginalized in slums and often lack access to any other basic services. Although overall routine coverage is higher in urban environments, this percentage masks the high number of...

Well trained and motivated human resources for health (HRH) is a fundament for good quality immunization services. Many countries struggle with HRH challenges including low pay, lack of incentives for staff to work in remote and insecure areas, weak...

Well trained and motivated human resources for health (HRH) is a fundament for good quality immunization services. Many countries struggle with HRH challenges including low pay, lack of incentives for staff to work in remote and insecure areas, weak...

Pakistan: Lessons on use of vaccination-related restrictions to generate demand for Covid-19 vaccine

The intention of this case study is to reframe the continuous improvement plan (cIP) as a roadmap of action rather than a follow-up step to an Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment, using three countries as exemplars to demonstrate how cIP...

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted routine childhood immunization coverage for many vaccine-preventable diseases at the global, regional and national levels. In Pakistan, more than 40 million children were unable to receive measles vaccination and...

Like the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic could be regarded as a child-rights crisis because it could have life-threatening impact over children, who need immunization, now and in the long-term. In the current review, we have discussed delays...

COVID-19 pandemic has affected routine immunization globally. Impact will likely be higher in low and middle-income countries with limited healthcare resources and fragile health systems. We quantified the impact, spatial heterogeneity, and...

We compared the ZM EIR data from Karachi in the 6 months before the COVID-19 lockdown (Sept 23, 2019–March 22, 2020) with those from the first 6 weeks of the lockdown period (March 23–May 9, 2020). Of a total of 701 324 records, 608 832...

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Acceleration of COVID-19 vaccination in the EMR: cases from Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen

November 02nd 2022

Currently, 55% of the total population (744m, UNPD 2022 2021) receiv

  • Country: Yemen Somalia Pakistan Mali Lebanon Djibouti
  • Disease: Covid-19
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    Empowering Community Voices to Promote Vaccine Confidence through Social Media

    April 12th 2022

    Empowering Community Voices to Promote Vaccine Confidence through Social Media Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 8:00 AM EST | 12:00 PM GMT | 3:00 PM EAT | 5:00 AM PDT (

  • Country: South Africa Sierra Leone Pakistan
  • Disease: Covid-19
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    Exciting opportunity to contribute to Demand Innovation

    March 18th 2021

    Deadline extended  Do you work on health or immunization? Are y

  • Country: Pakistan Nigeria Niger India Ethiopia Democratic Republic Of The Congo Congo Angola
  • Disease: Covid-19
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    What is the role and use of serosurveys in immunization to deal with hard situation like continued WPV circulation detected in through environmental surveillance in district Lahore Punjab, Pakistan?

    October 18th 2019

    Pakistan is among 2 last countries with Afghanistan that are struggling to eradicate polio from the country. Despite of repeated SIA's (more than 100 rounds) and having good LQAS results showing hi

  • Country: Pakistan Afghanistan
  • Disease: Polio
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    Stemming the Tide of Counterfeit Proof of Vaccination

    January 08th 2019

    Recent reports [1] of counterfeit yellow fever vaccination certificates in Zambia follow reports of falsified proof of vaccination documents being used in other countries, including Ethiopia [2], I

  • Country: Zimbabwe Zambia Uganda Sudan South Africa Pakistan Nigeria Niger India Ghana Ethiopia
  • Disease: Yellow fever Ebola Polio
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    Data session at the Global Immunization Meeting (GIM): Successfully Navigating Transitions, Kigali, June 2018

    July 23rd 2018

    During the GIM conducted in Rwanda in June 2018, a breakout session entitled “Innovations & Transitions for Immunization Data” was moderated by Jan Grevendonk, WHO HQ, and Hope Johnson, The Gav

  • Country: Zambia Rwanda Pakistan Ghana
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    New Document: Explorations of inequality: Childhood Immunization

    July 19th 2018

    You will find in the TechNet-21 Resource Library the recently released WHO report "Explorations of Inequality: Childhood Immunization"  and its accompanying interactive data visuals:

  • Country: Uganda Pakistan Nigeria Niger Kenya Indonesia India Ethiopia Chad Afghanistan
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    Observance of "WORLD POLIO DAY"

    October 26th 2017

    Dear all  We wish to share the activity held in our college (KVG Medical College & Hospiatal) on 24 October 2017 with the readers.  On 24th October 2017, Rotary - Sulli

  • Country: Pakistan Nigeria Niger Afghanistan
  • Disease: Polio
  • Coverage monitoring
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    Not coming to the conference? Watch online

    October 13th 2017

    Dear TechNet community, The 15th TechNet Conference will take place next week in Cascais, Portugal. All plenary sessions will be streamed on the TechNet-21 channel on YouTube, so if you are

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