ThinkWell is currently accepting submissions of GREY LITERATURE about immunization delivery costs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Resources need to be published between January 2005 and January 2018. Please upload your submissions directly to https://collaborativedev.egnyte.com/ul/pbf7fBiKXV.
Submitted resources will be considered as part of a systematic review of the current evidence base on immunization delivery costs (IDC) in LMICs, conducted as part of the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN), led by ThinkWell and John Snow, Inc. (JSI) to increase the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of data on the cost of delivering vaccines. The three-year project includes this systematic review, country costing studies and a peer learning network and is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
To access systematic review findings already collected and analyzed, please visit www.immunizationeconomics.org/ican. This initial round of the review considered over 13,000 articles/reports published between January 2005 and January 2017 on the topic. Ultimately, ThinkWell drew from 54 articles/reports on immunization delivery costing data without restricting to a particular vaccine, delivery strategy, type of cost analysis, or setting. Resources available include a standardized and richly annotated Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC) (Excel workbook and web tool) of the data extracted, a summary reporting including immunization delivery unit cost estimates for vaccine delivery through a variety of strategies and in a variety of contexts. and companion interpretive products (e.g., detailed methodology note and user guides).
To provide feedback or seek clarification on any of the ICAN resources, please contact ICAN@thinkwell.global.