Fifth Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for LMIC, to be held from 18 to 22 June 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia. Apply by Thursday 1 March 2018 at midnight (Geneva, Switzerland time). Read more here
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.
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. Read more here.
Help ministries of health and UNICEF partners engage effectively with the private providers/sectors to expand immunization coverage and reduce inequities. Proposal deadline Feb 19, (11am Amman time). Read more here.
The workshops series in Jaipur, Karachi, and Kampala focuses on capacity building in applied vaccine economics and financing. Read more here
This short report revealed community members' demographics, location and area of work, the projects they work on, the identified public resource, and current needs in methodological guide.
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
TVEE launched the first workshops of the series in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kampala, Uganda. The workshop series focuses on capacity building in applied vaccine economics, cost-effectiveness and finance. Read more here.
Using a standardised micro-costing tool, a new study presents the cost drivers of HPV vaccine delivery in low income countries and identifies optimal strategies to reduce costs without adversely impacting coverage. Read more here.
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Using a unique pooled dataset of 316 health facilities in six countries, EPIC project analyses describe differences in unit cost estimates assocated with service volume, delivery methods, immunization coverage, staff training, seniority, and site location. Access datasets and paper here.
National governments require economic data on burden of influenza disease, vaccine cost effectiveness , and projected implementation costs. The WHO has developed a value chain of economic analysis tools to cover this need. Read more here
There are few published Budget Impact Analyses (BIAs) compared with cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs). This study proposes a framework to facilitate the uptake of budget impact of vaccines through CEA information in LMICs. Read more here.
A two-day Methods and Case Studies workshop in Boston seek to develop reference case guidelines for benefit-cost analysis in global health and development. Discussants include Larry Summers, Sue Goldie, and Dean Jamison. Read more here
Health Policy & Planning podcast discusses the importance in understanding detailed cost structure, its relationship with efficiency, and implications for health policy and future planning in immunization programs. Listen to podcast here.
Research helps stakeholders in Bangladesh and other countries make more informed decisions about the true economic burden of childhood diseases and better evaluate investments in vaccines. Read more here
Research teams & policymakers from Indonesia, Tanzania & Vietnam met in Hanoi to discuss costing study designs & cross cutting methods issues for the ICAN project - working towards sustainable immunization financing. Read more here
The Reference Case provides a guide to ensuring that the process of cost estimation is transparent and clear, enhancing the interpretation and use of quality cost data for decision making. See more here.
Health Policy and Planning blogpost examines how detailed understanding of the cost structure of immunization programs can inform policy. Read more here.
Focused on capacity building in applied vaccine economics, cost-effectiveness and finance, TVEE targets audience who are current decision-makers in EPI programs, NiTAGs and partners in GAVI eligible countries. Watch video here
The Value of Vaccination Research Network (VoVRN) is pleased to announce the initiation of a grant-making cycle to fund research on the broader social and economic impacts of vaccination (BSEIV) due Aug 4 2017. See instructions here.
Gavi committed to monitoring externalities of it activities in countries, and on manufacturers and partners. To do so, we are asking the public to help identify externalities of market shaping and how to monitor them. See more here
R4D is seeking to partner with an organization based in Asia, Africa, or Eastern Europe that can provide technical and facilitation assistance for the Learning Network for Countries in Transition. EOI due 7/31/2017. See more here
New analyses revealed costs distribution across budget categories and programmatic activities, and investigated variation of the cost structure by country and site characteristics. See more here
Recent workshop discussed the state of research on the broader social and economic impacts of vaccination (BSEIV), including ongoing and prospective research. Access summary and presentation materials here
Robert Steinglass, Director of the Immunization Center at JSI, delivered a keynote address during the recent workshop: Innovative Approaches to Widening and Deepening Research on the Value of Vaccination. See more here
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