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Jan 10, 2017

Reported National Level Stock-Outs of Home-Based Records—A Quiet Problem for Immunization Programmes That Needs Attention

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Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for recording and communicating within primary healthcare service delivery. Unfortunately, HBRs are currently unable to fulfil their intended purpose in many communities either because the HBR is not functionally well-designed to serve its objectives, not made available, not fully adopted and/or not appropriately utilized by caregivers and/or health workers. This brief report describes the occurrence of nationally reported HBR stock-outs and HBR financing patterns during 2014 and 2015 across 195 countries reporting immunization system performance data to the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund.

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Aug 31, 2016

Making Innovation Matter: Conference Report From The Innovation Effect

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More than 150 leading global health and development thinkers convened on June 15, 2016, for The Innovation Effect: Powering Disruptive Global Health Solutions in Washington, DC. This conference report provides an overview of the insights shared when attendees explored what happens when unique partnerships, disruptive technologies, transformed systems, and data-driven insights combine in often unexpected ways to create dramatic improvements in the health and well-being of people around the world.

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May 4, 2016

TechNet 21: Third Regional Meeting to Share Lessons Learned in the Development and Implementation of Electronic Immunization Registries

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During this two and a half day meeting, participants discussed and shared their experiences and lessons learned regarding the development and implementation of EIRs. Furthermore, the meeting participants reviewed the proposed contents of a draft document under development by PAHO’s Improving Data Quality for Immunization (IDQi) Project.

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Mar 1, 2016

MCIA16 Official Conference Report

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FULFILLING A PROMISE: ENSURING IMMUNIZATION FOR ALL IN AFRICA See the official conference report for a look at the current state of immunization on the African continent.

A new report issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region shows that despite considerable progress in expanding access to vaccines in Africa, one in five children on the continent still do not receive life-saving immunizations. Africa’s routine immunization coverage of 80% is the lowest of any region in the world.

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Jan 13, 2016

Webinar: TechNet Resource Library

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The Better Immunization Data Learning Network (BLN) held a webinar entitled “TechNet Resource Library” about this online repository of journal articles, documents, tools, websites, and other immunization resources.

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Dec 17, 2015

2015 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization

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The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to achieve its “Decade of Vaccines” vision of universal access to immunization. This report provides a review of the progress on implementation of the GVAP by the World Health Organization’s Strategic Group of Experts on Immunization. It notes that the plan is off track to reach the GVAP targets and provides recommendations for actions required to meet the goals and objectives of the plan. This report follows 2014 and 2013 assessment reports.

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Jun 22, 2015

Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability

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The Roadmap articulates a shared strategic approach to support effective measurement and accountability systems for a country’s health programs. The Roadmap outlines smart investments that countries can adopt to strengthen basic measurement systems and to align partners and donors around common priorities. It offers a platform for development partners, technical experts, implementers, civil society organizations, and decision makers to work together for health measurement in the post-2015 era.

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Apr 1, 2015

WHO: Vaccine safety events: managing the communications response

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This Guide provides informative strategies and tools to support effective communication planning and management in response to vaccine safety events. It is accompanied by a Quick Guide and is designed to be used by immunization programme managers and partners.

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Mar 23, 2015

Strategies to increase the demand for childhood vaccination in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Almost 40 years after the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Expanded Programme on Immunization, one in five children worldwide still does not have access to basic vaccines.

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Nov 6, 2014

The Health of the People – What works, the African Regional Health Report 2014

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Good governance, health in all policies, data-driven decision-making and proper staff remuneration are some of the proven critical actions carried out by countries in the Region to improve the health of the people. These and others, including performance-based health management and community-based intervention, are recommended in a report launched today in Cotonou, Benin at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa.

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