Abt’s study on the role of the private sector in immunization in Benin, Georgia and Malawi reveals that governments’ ability to regulate private sector services and promote quality and affordable services remains a challenge. Read more here
Registration has now opened for BactiVac 2nd Annual Network Meeting. The event will be held on 20 & 21 March 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Read more here
WHO-Geneva office is recruiting a Health Economist for the Supply Technology and Financing Team in EPI. This position will lead immunization financing work within the IVB department. Apply by Oct 29, 2018. See more here
The Expanded Program on Immunization Costing project (EPIC), led by Dr. Stephen Resch, aims to understand the cost and cost drivers of delivering immunization programs in low- and middle- income countries. Learn more about job opening here
This position manages the research projects in the portfolio of Professor David E. Bloom, including the Value of Vaccination Research Network (VoVRN) project, a multi-year effort to fund and encourage new research on the social and economic benefits of vaccination. Learn more about job opening here
Will you be attending the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018), Liverpool, UK? Our colleagues from ThinkWell will be organizing an Immunization Economics happy hour networking event - let us know!
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
Ethiopia's immunization coverage continues to increase, though challenges to the program include limited domestic funding, and household spending on immunization, a service that should be free. Read more here
The International Health Economics Association is pleased to announce that
Abstract Submissions for the 2019 iHEA World Congress in Basel are now open!
BactiVac 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
The WHO is recruiting a Technical Officer (Health Financing for UHC-HCF) in WHO KENYA. Application open until Oct 3, 2018. See more here
UNICEF is supporting the government of Sudan to sustain immunization achievements post-Gavi transition through the generation of evidence on the health and economic impact of Immunization in Sudan. Read 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
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