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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...
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Posted on Tuesday, June 27 2017, 06:47 AM
  • #Data Reporting
Lesson learnt from PHC Kollamogru: Year April 2016 to March 2017.
Dear viewers Sharing the following with the viewers who are the true Polio Eradicators / planners / managers / authorized implementers & policy makers of the programme Good intentions alone are not enough for the successful outcome. Intention of healing is always good but it can produce stricture with consequent obstruction and dilatation of proximal part leading to long term complications. Since April 2016, GOI introduced two doses of Inactivated Polio Vaccine as an endgame strategy of Globa...
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Posted on Sunday, June 25 2017, 03:24 AM
  • #Distribution system
  • #Coverage monitoring
  • #Polio
  • #IPV
ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster Receives 2017 US National Vaccine Program Office Upshot Award
On June 6, 2017, HLN was awarded the 2017 Upshot Award for Excellence in Vaccine Supply, Access, and Use by the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) for its ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster. In the letter of award, Dr. Jewel Mullen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health commented that, "HLN Consulting’s efforts on the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) are impressive. This powerful tool-including its open-source nature and seamless integration into clinical workflows-holds...
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Posted on Friday, June 23 2017, 05:00 PM
CTC Consultant, WHO- Geneva
WHO is looking for consultant support for 4 months  to work on  Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) country implementationoversight and strategy development.  Further details in the attached. Overview: The agenda for the Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) has made great strides in recent years with a growing track record of downstream, country-level success through field implementations across multiple countries using the Meningitis A vaccine as it is introduced into the Expanded Program on Imm...
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Posted on Tuesday, June 20 2017, 02:18 PM
  • #Job
Evidence on what works to revert inequities!?
We are trying to contribute bringing the equity focus on immunisation to the forefront of international and national health policies. In a recent overview of systematic reviews we have been able to identify a large body of evidence on imbalances in access to vaccination according to equity attributes. Yet, the evidence on how to overcome those imbalances and achieve a fairer distribution of health care resources remains astonishingly meagre. Additionally, certain attributes (i.e. religion and mi...
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Posted on Tuesday, June 20 2017, 11:14 AM
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Blowkings BK-VC 3.4-CF
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Logtag VaxTag
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Berlinger Fridge-tag
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Berlinger Fridge-tag
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Dulas Solar VC 65-2
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