UNICEF is supporting the government of Sudan to sustain immunization achievements post-Gavi transition through the generation of evidence on the health and economic impact of Immunization in Sudan. Read more here
Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) describes country research status and important lessons learned in data collection processes and stakeholder engagement. Read more here
TVEE successfully organized workshops focusing on applied vaccine economics, cost-effectiveness, and finance in Karachi, Pakistan and Johannesburg, South Africa for the month of April 2018. Read more here
A new article explores issues of infectious diseases, threats of disruption caused by outbreaks and epidemics, and potential risk management steps including new and improved vaccines. Read more here
Held in South Africa on September 3-12, this course is part of a broader training module of the ALIVE initiative. Application deadline is June 30, read more here.
The WHO is looking to develop a pool of experts that can be more readily called upon to help respond to country needs for technical support on monitoring financial protection, and to also support WHO’s analytical work on monitoring financial protection. Read more here.
TVEE in collaboration with IIHMR will be organizing a two day workshop on Economic Evaluation in Immunization to be held from June 21-22, 2018 in New Delhi, India. Read more here.
New modeling study shows that immunization improves economic well-being of a country, prevents disease-related hospitalization and associated impoverishment, and provides significant financial protection to households, particularly the poorest. Read more here.
UNICEF is searching for health economic consultants with interest in immunization to join a newly formed roster system. Consultants in the roster can be recruited on short notice on flexible terms. All levels of experience are welcome. Apply by 20th May 2018 via this link
Three modules were published from TVEE's vaccine economics curriculum, available to the public for free, on the JHSPH OpenCourseWare (OCW). Anybody can now download lecture slides, syllabi and exercises from this curriculum. Read more here
Analyses estimating program costs collected on a subsample of facilities are subject to statistical uncertainty, often quantified via standard errors and/or 95% confidence intervals. This recent publication elaborates methods to reduce statistical uncertainty.
Local engagement and empowerment have been essential for the DOVE study to develop cost of illness estimates and apply them to policymaking and program planning in Uganda. Here are some ideas and tools you can use...
Recent study estimate cost drivers and unit costs of Immunization and other essential services package in Bangladesh. Supplemented with epidemiological and demographical data, this information could be used to help with policy and decision making. Read more here
Benin’s commitment to immunization continues to grow, though sustainability of financing remains a concern. Comparisons with neighboring countries reveal potential lessons for Benin, around efficiency and sustainability. [Eng], [Fr]
A new analysis of health and household economic impact of 10 vaccine antigens across income quintiles for 41 low- and middle-income countries indicates predominant benefit in lowest quintiles, improving health equity. Read more here.
A new publication explains main challenges that countries and donors face in achieving smooth transitions, points to the key strategies and tools that should be used and outlines a recommended agenda for priority research in this area. Read more here.
The workshops series in Jaipur, Karachi, and Kampala focuses on capacity building in applied vaccine economics and financing. Read more here
In the October 2017 Newsletter Issue, Dr. Brenzel thanks and welcomes the members of the Immunization Economics Community of Practice. Read her welcome letter here.
Dr Orin Levine: "Virtually every child in the world can access a Coca-Cola, yet globally, one in every seven children is still excluded from vaccines. In Africa, one in five go unvaccinated." Read more here
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