Recent capacity building workshops in Pakistan & South Africa

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project organized workshops in Karachi, Pakistan and Johannesburg, South Africa.

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.

 

Pakistan

The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan held the second TVEE workshop from 2 - 5 April 2018. 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 Costing of Vaccine programs for CMYPs; Economics of Systems, Logistics, and Operations and was led by Dr. Shehla Zaidi, Dr. Sameen Siddiqi, Dr. David Bishai, Dr. Irtaza Chaudri and Maryam Huda. The method of instruction was in-class lectures supported by case-studies and exercises.

A total of 21 participants attended this workshop, of which there were 14 participants from Pakistan and 7 from Afghanistan.

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

 

South Africa

The Wits School of Public Health in Johannesburg, South Africa organized two TVEE workshops in April, 2018. They were led by WITS School of Public Health with support from PRICELESS SA and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The first workshop covered the Introduction to Economic Evaluation for Decision-Making in Health from April 19-21, 2018. The second workshop from April 23-25 2018, built on the first workshop and covered advanced topics in decision analytical modelling for economic evaluation.

Participants from Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Kora, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe attended the workshop.

 

TVEE will continue the workshops series in 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