TVEE Launches Workshops in India, Pakistan & Uganda

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project has launched the workshop series in Jaipur, India and Karachi, Pakistan. The project also held the second workshop of the series in 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.

 

India

The first TVEE workshop was held in Jaipur, India over a period of two days from 21st to 22nd December 2017. It was led by IIHMR University with support from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The workshop was primarily focused on the module Costing of Immunization Programs and led by Dr. Susmita Chatterjee, Dr. P.R. Sodani, Dr. David Bishai and Shreena Malaviya. The method of instruction was in-class lectures supported by case-studies and exercises on the introduction of new vaccines in Thailand, costing of new vaccine introduction program and cost analysis using EPIC study data.

A total of 20 participants attended this workshop, of which 16 participants were from India, 2 from Myanmar, and 1 each from Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone.

To see photos of the workshop, click here: https://goo.gl/oGHGnT

 

Pakistan

The first TVEE workshop was held in Karachi, Pakistan over a period of three days from 19th to 22nd December 2017. It was led by Aga Khan University with support from the WHO-EMRO and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The workshop was primarily focused on the modules Vaccine Economics, Economic Evaluation and Program Evaluation and was led by Dr. Shehla Zaidi, Dr. Sameen Siddiqi, Dr. David Bishai, Dr. William Padula, Dr. Omrana Pasha, Dr. Raymond Hutubessy, and Dr. Irtaza Chaudri.. The method of instruction was in-class lectures supported by case-studies and exercises.

A total of 22 participants attended this workshop, of which there were 15 participants from Pakistan and 7 from Afghanistan.

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Uganda

The second TVEE workshop was held in Kampala, Uganda over a period of three days from 12th to 14th December 2017. It was led by Makerere University with support from the Africa Hub, Wits University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The workshop primarily focused on the modules Economic Evaluation and Program Evaluation, and was led by Chrispus Mayora, Dr. William Padula, Dr. George Pariyo, Dr. Lumbwe Chola, Dr. Joseph Akuze, Dr. Fred Matovu and Dr. Peter Waiswa. The method of instruction was in-class lectures supported by case-studies and exercises.

A total of 31 participants attended this workshop, of which there were 18 participants from Uganda, 5 from Kenya, 3 each from Tanzania and Rwanda, and 2 from Ethiopia.

To see photos of the workshop, click here: https://goo.gl/mGkdL6

 

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