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Vaccine delivery technologies

Vaccine delivery technologies

All topics related to vaccine products, presentation and packaging; also includes temperature indicators such as vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) and vaccine delivery devices.
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Refrigerators and freezers

Cold chain equipment

All topics related to equipment used to support the immunization cold chain, such as refrigerators, freezers, insulated containers, water-packs, and temperature monitoring devices; covers equipment selection, procurement, installation, repair, maintenance and performance.
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Supply chain and logistics

Supply chain and logistics

All topics related to immunization supply chain and logistics, including vaccine forecasting and supply planning, distribution systems, vaccine management, vaccine wastage, and waste management.
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Service delivery

Service delivery

All topics related to the delivery of immunization services, including routine and campaign delivery services as well as injection safety.
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Immunization information

Immunization information systems & coverage monitoring

All topics related to information systems used to support immunization programmes, including electronic immunization registries, logistics management information systems (LMIS), geographic information systems (GIS), integrated health management information systems, and immunization coverage monitoring (administrative and survey data).
137 discussions

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Program management

Program management

All topics related to immunization programme management, including planning, budgeting, financing, performance monitoring, and human resources.
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Global initiatives

Global initiatives

All topics related to global immunization initiatives, including advocacy and communications, awareness-raising, and global strategies.
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Annoucements

Annoucements

Immunization news, as well as events, jobs, RFPs, and useful resources.
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  • Author: Almas Shamim

    Separate columns in HMIS to capture data of antigens given after the first year of life (not included in FIC)?

    Hello all, I have a query regarding the reporting of antigens given beyond 1 year of age in various countries. Some antigens can be given only in the first year of life, these will be included as part of "full immunization coverage". However, some other antigens like DPT- doses 1,2,3 can also be given after the first year of life- such doses will not be included as part of FIC. So, in the Health Management Information Systems across various countries, are there two separate columns to captur...

  • Author: Narayana Holla

    Revised HMIS form and the perpetual issues between Government & private sector

    Dear viewers, Vaccination Data management is a long standing universal problem, often discussed in this forum. We (KVG Team) wish to share the attached with the viewers as many of the viewers are in the autorized post and the policy makers for the countries and can solve most of the issues through learning by doing and working together approach. We have comeout with some solutions to share with the country if they wish to. Recently RCH Officer of Dakshinakannada District, Karnataka State, in...

  • Author: Shobhana Chitrakar-Rijal

    Immunization Supply Chain Management Experts Pool

    UNICEF supports countries in achieving their national immunization goals. The achievement of these goals depend on having strong Immunization Supply Chains Management (ISCM) systems in place that are routinely assessed and improved through the comprehensive Effective Vaccine Management Assessment. The objectives for ISCM are to achieve adequate supply for every immunization session without temperature damage and at the lowest possible cost per fully immunized child. To achieve these objectives ...

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    What if we can make eHealth solutions successful in low-income countries

    Most, if not all eHealth solutions fail and are not sustained in low-resource settings. The theoretical benefits are far more with eHealth solutions compared to existing paper systems, but the inescapable lack of resources to sustain and finance operating costs is the main reason why most/all eHealth projects fail. What if we could make eHealth solutions successful in low-income countries to ensure better life and health for every child? Read a full story here: https://medium.com/shifo-news/wha...

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