Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) describes country research status and important lessons learned in data collection processes and stakeholder engagement. Read more here
TVEE successfully organized workshops focusing on applied vaccine economics, cost-effectiveness, and finance in Karachi, Pakistan and Johannesburg, South Africa for the month of April 2018. Read more here
A new article explores issues of infectious diseases, threats of disruption caused by outbreaks and epidemics, and potential risk management steps including new and improved vaccines. Read more here
Held in South Africa on September 3-12, this course is part of a broader training module of the ALIVE initiative. Application deadline is June 30, read more here.
The WHO is looking to develop a pool of experts that can be more readily called upon to help respond to country needs for technical support on monitoring financial protection, and to also support WHO’s analytical work on monitoring financial protection. Read more here.
TVEE in collaboration with IIHMR will be organizing a two day workshop on Economic Evaluation in Immunization to be held from June 21-22, 2018 in New Delhi, India. Read more here.
Evaluating vaccination programs according to their broad socioeconomic benefits, beyond their health benefits, will help to address the twin problems of vaccine underutilization and weak incentives for vaccine innovation. See more here
ThinkWell’s Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) launches the most comprehensive, current, and standardized global evidence on the cost of vaccine delivery on the Immunization Economics platform. Read more here
New modeling study shows that immunization improves economic well-being of a country, prevents disease-related hospitalization and associated impoverishment, and provides significant financial protection to households, particularly the poorest. Read more here.
UNICEF is searching for health economic consultants with interest in immunization to join a newly formed roster system. Consultants in the roster can be recruited on short notice on flexible terms. All levels of experience are welcome. Apply by 20th May 2018 via this link
The benefit-cost analysis guidance project team is seeking case studies that examine the application of the methodological recommendations, focusing on immunization and other policies. Read more here
New UNICEF report examines immunization financing and vaccine procurement in 14 middle-income countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. Read more here
Three modules were published from TVEE's vaccine economics curriculum, available to the public for free, on the JHSPH OpenCourseWare (OCW). Anybody can now download lecture slides, syllabi and exercises from this curriculum. Read more here
Analyses estimating program costs collected on a subsample of facilities are subject to statistical uncertainty, often quantified via standard errors and/or 95% confidence intervals. This recent publication elaborates methods to reduce statistical uncertainty.
Local engagement and empowerment have been essential for the DOVE study to develop cost of illness estimates and apply them to policymaking and program planning in Uganda. Here are some ideas and tools you can use...
Catalyst funding is available to support scientists in bacterial vaccinology to explore new approaches and strategies to advance their vaccines in partnership with LMICs and across the academia/industry divide. Read more here.
Recent study estimate cost drivers and unit costs of Immunization and other essential services package in Bangladesh. Supplemented with epidemiological and demographical data, this information could be used to help with policy and decision making. Read more here
Fifth Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for LMIC, to be held from 18 to 22 June 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia. Apply by Thursday 1 March 2018 at midnight (Geneva, Switzerland time). Read more here