TVEE Launches Workshops in South Africa & Uganda

 

TVEE Launches Workshops in South Africa & Uganda

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The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project 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 and is developed by professional team of seasoned health economists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, WITS School of Public Health, IIHMR University, Aga Khan University, and Makerere University. The workshop series aims to strengthen skills related to economics and financing of national immunization programs to improve the sustainability of vaccine delivery in low and middle-income countries.

This program is designed for professionals and academics who are involved in planning and implementation of immunization programs and projects. The target participants for this program would, therefore, include government representatives (national, state-level, district-level) engaged with immunization, NiTAG members, GAVI program managers, other policy makers, and academics.

South Africa

The first TVEE workshop was held in Johannesburg, South Africa over a period of three days from 18th to 20th August 2017, and the second workshop was from 11th to 13th November 2017.  It was led by Priceless SA with support from the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, WITS School of Public Health, International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The workshop primarily focused on the module Economic Evaluation module with the method of instruction being in-class lectures supported by case-studies and exercises. 

The first workshop had a total of 25 participants attended this workshop, of which there were 3 participants from Zambia, 4 from Zimbabwe, 3 from Malawi, and 14 from South Africa. In the second workshop there were 4 participants from Malawi, 4 from Zambia, 3 from South Africa, 3 from Kenya, 2 from Lesotho, 3 from Nigeria, 2 from Swaziland, and one from Botswana.

To see photos of the Workshop 1, click here: https://goo.gl/UBsHo4 , Workshop 2, click here: https://goo.gl/vm8M1z

Uganda

The TVEE workshop was held in Kampala, Uganda over a period of three days from 6th to 8th September 2017. It was led by Makerere University with support from the Africa Hub and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The workshop primarily focused on the modules Principles of Vaccine Economics and Costing in Vaccine Planning and Programming. A total of 22 participants attended this workshop, of there were 13 participants from Uganda, 3 from Tanzania, 3 from Kenya, and 1 each from Ethiopia, Nairobi and Rwanda. To see photos of the workshop, click here: https://goo.gl/2ScKCY

 

In the next two years, TVEE will continue the workshops in South Africa and Uganda, and will launch the series in India and Pakistan in December 2017. Some trainees will be offered scholarships for travel and logging expenses. For more information about the workshops, please contact Shreena Malaviya at shreena.malaviya@jhu.edu