The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation financed EPIC--a coordinated set of immunization costing and financing studies in 2012-2014 in six countries (Benin Ghana Uganda Zambia Moldova and Honduras). These phase 1 studies collected data at central, subnational, and facility-level and were notable for their rigor in terms of sample design and comprehensiveness of resource use measurement.

In EPIC phase 2, the team from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in coordination with expert advisory panel carried out the work that extends the work of the individual EPIC country studies by conducting analysis of data pooled from all sites; fostering the community of practice; and assessing opportunities to improve the availability and value of immunization cost and financing information. 

 

Expert advisors

 

Logan Brenzel

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Damian Walker

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

MEAD OVER

Center for Global Development

 

SANTIAGO CORNEJO

GAVI Alliance

ROBERT STEINGLASS

John Snow, Inc

MELANIE BERTRAM

World Health Organization

 

VIVIAN VALDMANIS

University of the Sciences


EPIC-2 study team, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 

Stephen Resch

Principal investigator. Deputy director, Center for Health Decision Sciences.

NICK MENZIES

Co-investigator. Assistant Professor of Global Health.

SEBASTIEN HANEUSE

Co-investigator. Associate Professor of Biostatistic 

 

CHRISTIAN SUHARLIM

Project manager. Post-doctoral Research Associate.

CLAUDIA RIVERA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

ZACH WARD

Programmer / analyst

 

FANGLI GENG

Research assistant

Cristina Munk

Research assistant


EPIC-1 study teams

 

Benin and Ghana study teams

JEAN-BERNARD LE GARGASSON

Xiao Xian Huang

Cesaire Damien Ahanhanso

Frank Nyonator

Justin Sossou

Leon Kessou

Moses Adibo

Anais Colombini

 

Honduras study team

Cara Janusz

Ida BerEnice Molina

Gabriela Felix

Werner Valdez

Stephen Resch

Carlos Castaneda

Barbara Jauregui

 

Moldova study team

GEORGE GOTSADZE

KETEVAN GOGUADZE

Ivdity Chikovani

Daniel Maceira

 

Uganda and Zambia study teams

Anthony Kinghorn

Carl schutte

TERESA GUTHRIE

Collins Chansa

Charlotte Zikusooka

Stanley Banda