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Boosting immunization reach through private sector engagement

Immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions available, saving millions of lives every year, according to the World Health Organization. The private sector plays a critical role in ensuring efficient vaccine roll-out in many MOMENTUM partner countries, helping to curb the spread of preventable infectious diseases and keep communities and countries healthy. [more…]

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Global Health Compassion Rounds Webinars

The Global Health Compassion Rounds are a quarterly gathering of a global community to share experiences, challenge ideas, and spark thinking on compassion in global health hosted by The Task Force for Global Health. We explore the role of compassion in health systems, programs, and service delivery. Each webinar centers on a specific theme that [more…]

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The BMJ Podcast

The BMJ, in partnership with The Harvard Global Health Institute, has launched a collection of articles exploring how to achieve effective universal health coverage (UHC). The collection highlights the importance of quality in UHC, potential finance models, how best to incentivise stakeholders, and some of the barriers to true UHC. Here are some of our [more…]

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Vira, the Vax Chatbox
VIRA Vax chat

COVID-19 vaccination is lagging in young adults nationally. Vira, the Vax Chatbot is designed to support and meet young people where they are with simple answers to common COVID-19 vaccine questions. Vira is adaptive, learning by listening to your questions and feedback to help scientists respond to emerging questions. Vira was developed by the International [more…]

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Immunization Resources for Community Gatekeepers of Health Information

Misinformation and disinformation can have catastrophic consequences to public health. Immunization Advocates’ Health Workers Resource Hub on Vaccines and Immunization has a list of resources and tools to increase health worker communication and advocacy skills, including a fundamentals course on vaccines and immunization and an educational slide kit on countering vaccine misinformation. The hub is [more…]

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Public Health on Call Podcast

Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health presents a podcast with evidence and experts to help listeners understand today’s public health news. Start listening to the podcast below: Episode 316 – Nepal’s Growing COVID-19 Crisis Nepal is suffering from a growing humanitarian crisis. Less than 4% of the country is vaccinated, test positivity rates [more…]

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Lessons Learned from Past Outbreaks – Bridging Interdisciplinary Insights to Strengthen COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance and Demand

This webinar features a panel of global, interdisciplinary experts, including applied anthropologists and global health practitioners, to discuss lessons learned from past infectious disease responses. Expert panelists reflect on how past responses can inform efforts to strengthen global COVID-19 vaccination acceptance, with Q&A and discussion. This expert panel discusses the structural and systemic factors historically [more…]

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Community Conversations on Vaccines Podcast

Immunization Advocates’ podcast, Community Conversations on Vaccines, explores issues related to vaccines and immunization in low- and middle-income countries through interviews with on-the-ground professionals in those communities, including health workers and journalists. The hosts for the podcast are Vince Blaser, Director of Immunization Advocates, and Francesca Montalto, Associate of Vaccine Acceptance and Demand. Preview the [more…]

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Long-Term HIV Treatment Adherence for Key Populations
Long Term HIV Treatment Adherence for Key Populations

Long-term and successful treatment outcomes among key populations (KPs) and other people living with HIV (PLHIV) will depend on lifelong adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and sustained viral suppression. The key to achieving this goal is the provision of client-centered, differentiated services in which the health system and community-based organizations facilitate continuous, lifelong ART in [more…]

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