The Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) is a network working to increase the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of immunization delivery cost information. This work is led by ThinkWell, along with partner John Snow Inc. (JSI), with funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
We build country capacity around the generation of cost information to ensure program and policy relevance. We also work with countries to improve interpretation and translation of cost information so that it is used in country decision-making processes, and informs routine planning and budgeting. Equipped with relevant and user-friendly cost information, we believe that immunization managers and policymakers will be empowered in fundraising and advocacy efforts and will make better resource allocation decisions, improving the efficiency and equity of immunization programs.
The Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) will develop methodological guidance and a customizable costing tool to support the costing of immunization campaigns. They will also conduct 3 campaign costing studies this year. You are invited to provide input.
New video features the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN). The ICAN bridges critical gap in immunization economics policymaking and implementation through their country work and cost catalogue
The ICAN team hosted a webinar in October: “How to Use the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC): Presentation and Q&A session.” Access presentation and recording here
ThinkWell’s Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) has launched a refresh of the most comprehensive, current, and standardized global evidence on the cost of vaccine delivery on the Immunization Economics platform. See more here
Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) describes country research status and important lessons learned in data collection processes and stakeholder engagement. Read more here
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.