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Immunization Agenda 2030

As we approach the end of the Decade of Vaccines and with just a couple of years remaining on the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP 2011-2020), a new Immunization Agenda 2030 is needed for the entire health and development community – one that re-affirms the benefits of vaccines and immunizations for a healthier, more secure and prosperous world through their contributions to the achievements of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainable Development (SDG). An initial attempt to as...

New Topic page: EPI Core Reference Materials!

Stephanie Shendale Publié dans :
Announcing a new Topic resource page: EPI Core Reference Materials, now available on TechNet here: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/epi-core-reference
On this page, you will have accesss to a list of key reference materials published by the WHO Expanded...

A Bright Future—Helping to Power Primary Health Care with an Energy Harvest Control

In January 2019, PATH and the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) partnered with the government of Senegal to evaluate a smart energy management device attached to certain solar vaccine refrigerators that would enable health workers to use electric devices in areas with limited or unreliable power. Called an energy harvest control (EHC), the device consists of a smart switch that takes excess power generated from solar panels already powering the refrigerators and safely allows the energy to be ...

Meeting of the Pan-African Parliamentarians (PAP) and AFRO

We must do more to make sure everyone has access to essential health services. Investing in #immunization can help strengthen health systems and advance #UHC. #ProtectedTogether #VaccinesWork I’m sharing the good news from this week’s meeting of the Pan-African Parliamentarians (PAP) and AFRO to advance the dialogue and commitments on the implementation of the African Union AU Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization.

True Story of Elite Babies

Dear viewers  Several workshops were routinely held in the past and many more will be held in the future also especially to address urban immunization issues. Mission Director of Karnataka, in his inaugural speech expressed his deep apprehension as to whether the workshop will end with feasible solution. Some issues are perpetual look too complicated but very simple solutions are available which can be implemented with adrenaline speed in a sustainable way provided “bottom up app...

Simple VPD (e.g. measles or diphtheria) susceptibility analysis tool

Does anyone know or use a simplified susceptibility analysis tool that can be used at sub-national level? Is there a model of a simple susceptibility analysis tool likely to be used by people who are neither very much techno savvy nor have strong epidemiological background but need some guidance/ evidence to convince decision-makers to invest in the conduct of preventive vaccinations/outreach/ defaulter tracking by showing how many children are susceptible and there's an imminent outbreak?

Given mOPV2 and bOPV to eligible child during campaign

Dear all I encountered operational challege were during SIA, specifically OBR using mOPV2 antigen. I observed that the fixed post team were given only bOPV which is the right antigen for routine while ignoring the purpose of the campaign (mOPV2 not given). They were intructed to give both mOPV2 and bOPV concurrently in other to ensure children received RI and SIA doses. When we reffered to the stakeholders it was revealed that guideline stipulated that, child should receive only mOPV2...

IVIR-AC endorsement of WHO Market Information for Access Initiative and methodology

Hello, please check out recent feedback from the Immunization and vaccines related implementation research advisory committee (IVIR-AC) on the newly-launched WHO Market Information for Access Initiative (MI4A) and methodology: "The initiative is providing a valuable public good that could shape markets and ultimately save lives if greater transparency and less infor...

Temperature monitoring/recording

There are different types of cold chain monitoring devices such as freeze alert, Log tag, 30 DTR, and liquid thermometers. Among these devices, which device are more appropriate and convenient to use for monitoring temperature in refrigerators?...

WHO releases a new Vaccine Wastage Calculator

Hello! We are happy to announce the release of the WHO Vaccine Wastage Rates Calculator. It can be downloaded from the WHO website at the following link: https://www.who.int/immunization/programmes_systems/supply_chain/resources/tools/en/ It is the culmination of many years of efforts to provide a rational guidance on vaccine wastage estimation.  As you know, wa...

Submit successful stories about immunization programs

Moderator Publié dans :
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with Dalberg Design, a human-centered design firm focused on social impact, to surface and share “bright spots” in routine immunization—stories about immunization programs that have successfully improved performance at a subnational level in LICs and LMICs. They are interested in understanding these success stories to inform policy and decision-making, and to inspire actions to improve program performance. For additional details on this pr...

Looking for interviewees for my Master Thesis

Hey everybody! First of all, thanks for accepting me into this great community. I am currently enrolled in a Masters programme organised by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and I was hoping to find some help for my Master thesis on here. Some context: For my thesis I have analysed changes in vaccine coverage in countries after they have transitioned from Gavi support. As some of you may know, as part of Gavis "Transition Policy", once countries reach a thre...

NEW MCSP Blog Post- Tanzania Deploys the Most Advanced Health Information Exchange in sub-Saharan Africa

Across Tanzania, health providers often face the same problem: a lack of access to the data they need to make informed decisions and deliver high-quality care. Since the 2013 launch of the country’s National eHealth Strategy, the national government has made an earnest commitment to reverse this trend. USAID's Flagship Maternal & Child Survival Program supported the Ministry of Health, Community, Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoHCDGEC) to lauch the Tanzania Nati...

A Common "COLD" Dilemma

Dear all Context: A visiting officer was discussing about as to how to practically keep vaccines in the cold-chain equipment at service points / planning units. Visiting officer was also discussing as to why the domestic refrigerator is not recommended by the CDC even for keeping vaccines as alternate equipment. On completing the discussion, thought of presenting the same in the coming Academic Society Meeting for the benefit of staff nurse, medical students, interns, post gra...

Refrigerator Problem in maintaining Cold Chain - GVR 50 DC SDD

Bula from the Fiji Islands
Im situated in an island here in Fiji and have a problem with my GVR 50 DC solar direct drive refrigerator The refrigerator is working, compressor light is on but the problem is the generator is powerless maintaining the cold in the refrigerator. Hope you would help me identify the problem and fix it...
With thanks...

New Cold Chain Equipment area on TechNet

Moderator Publié dans :
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Cold Chain Equipment (CCE) area. Are you: A current or future WHO PQS-prequalified product user who needs information to use or maintain a specific PQS device? A trainer in need of specific documents for training purpose? Looking for specific information to decide which products are more suitable to your needs? If yes, then the CCE area has everything you n...

World Immunization Week

WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK VACCINES WORK VVM is one of the greatest inventions in public health. It is the only tool among all time-temperature indicators that is available at any time in the process of distribution and at the time a vaccine is administered. VVM indicates whether the vaccine has been exposed to a combination of excessive temperature over time and whether it is likely to have been damaged. https://www...

REQUEST FOR NOMINATION-05 days International training program on “Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Essential Medicines & In Vitro Diagnostics” from 26-30 August, 2019 at the IIHMR University Jaipur, India

Dear Sir/Madam Wish to share that under the aegis of  IIHMR University, Jaipur, 05 days International training program on “Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Essential Medicines & In Vitro Diagnostics”  is scheduled from 26-30 August, 2019 at the IIHMR University Jaipur, India The objective of the training program is to provide technical guidance for establishing a robust procurement and supply chain framework for ensuring supply of good quality essenti...

Vaccine Carrier Product Research

Hi everyone, if you have ever used a vaccine cooler or similar device, I would greatly appreciate your input in this survey. It should take about 3 minutes to complete.
Thanks in advance https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKNHHLG...

SEEKING VACCINE DELIVERY EXPERTS: Invitation to complete a survey on IMMUNIZATION OUTREACH

WHO/HQ/EPI is interested in strengthening immunization outreach efforts by creating some related job aids for health workers.  To this end, we would appreciate your perspective on some of the barriers undermining this critical part of vaccination activities.  We request you to complete a small 5 to 10 minutes survey.    Should you know of additional experts with first-hand knowledge and experience around this issue, please forward this survey to them.  The survey will be open...

Student Research - Cold Chain Equipment

Hi everyone, I'm a product design engineering student, and my final year project is geared towards a cold chain product for transportation in rural areas.
If possible, I'd like to talk to any of you with experience using similar products (i.e. vaccine carriers/coolers) so that I can gear my design towards being actually useful for users.
Heck, if you'd just be up for discussing the finer details of my project, I'd greatly appreciate that too!   Thanks in advanc...

JSI Webinar | Building Bridges to Stronger Leadership and Governance for Health

Kelly McDonald Publié dans :
Building Bridges to Stronger Leadership and Governance for Health Strengthening Primary Health Care and Immunization in the post 2020 era in Africa   Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:00 -10:30 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)    Strong health leadership is not only critical to achieving universal health care (UHC), but is the driving force behind attaining and sustaining achievements in primary heal...

Please participate in Gavi's Gender Policy survey

Maya Publié dans :
 Dear colleagues, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is currently reviewing its programmatic policies, including those that focus on reducing barriers to increasing immunisation coverage. The review process will draw on lessons learned from the successes and challenges in implementing Gavi’s current policy.  In particular, Gavi is seeking country input to identify the major gender-related barriers to coverage and equity, to better understand how Gavi can best contribute to ...

Call for grey literature on immunization delivery costs in low- and middle-income countries

Kelsey Vaughan Publié dans :
Dear members, We are looking for in-progress or unpublished research studies, country reports, meeting/conference presentations, etc. about the cost of delivering vaccines in low- and middle-income countries, to feed into an ongoing systematic review (see summary below). We are searching for materials written in English, French or Spanish and developed between January 2005 and today. Please submit materials to us through an email to kvaughan@...

*New publication* Working together: An integration resource guide for planning and strengthening immunization services throughout the life course

Emily Wootton Publié dans :
This document brings together a range of resources to provide an overview of the global policies, potential interventions and strategies related to the integration of immunization services. It also provides guidance and country examples on the integration of immunization with additional health interventions throughout the life course. It is currently available in English and French    ...

New! A practical handbook for planning, implementing, and strengthening vaccination in the second year of life

WHO recently published a new guidance document: “A practical handbook for planning, implementing and strengthening vaccination in the second year of life” (2YL Handbook). The 2YL Handbook provides detail on the practical steps for planning, managing, implementing, and monitoring vaccination during a scheduled visit, or visits, in the second year of life. It also provides useful steps ...

Application Invitation: Energy Harvest Field Evaluation Support – Round Two

Supply Chain Strategic Focus Area Advance the Market Availability of Solar Energy Harvest Control-Equipped Cold Chain Equipment Date of notice: April 1, 2019   Summary: Manufacturers of World Health Organization (WHO) Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) prequalified solar direct drive (SDD) appliances that can be coupled with a market-ready energy harvest control (EHC) op...

Using remaining opened vaccine in out reach clinic?

In Bhutan, opened vaccine in Out Reach Clinic (ORC) and leftover vaccines are discarded at the end of the session as we do not have the open vial policy. Only unopened vaccines are brought back and are used in the subsequent immunization session that are also maintained in proper cold chain. But what if we bring back the opened leftover liquid vaccine from the ORC and use it for the next session? What is Technet  group members' opinion/view on it? ...

Can vaccines be demaged due to x-rays?

Dear Forum, We have continued having measles cases around the world despite the child’s immunization status. I have come across cases were a child was immunized but still gets the disease. I know most people will zero down to poor vaccine management practices, wrong immunization technique / practices and so on. However, we still have unanswered question, because some of the vaccines we use are live antigens and the question is will these vaccine get damaged if scanned using x-rays????...

Call for applications for the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization

Catharina de Kat Publié dans :
Interested in becoming a member of the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization? ETAGE will be expanding with a new member specialized in vaccine acceptance and demand. Deadline for applications is 1 June 2019 http://bit.ly/2HIAGgb...

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WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA JOINT STATEMENT ON MANAGEMENT OF OXYTOCIN

WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA JOINT STATEMENT   Appropriate Storage and Management of Oxytocin – a Key Commodity for Maternal Health WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA have issued a joint statement regarding the management of oxytocin, a medicine essential to the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage as well as other indications...


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