Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al
 
Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/
Accessed 23 Mar 2019
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Center for Global Development  
http://www.cgdev.org/page/press-center
March 20, 2019
Gavi@20: What’s Next for Global Immunization Efforts
The Board of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, will retreat next week to discuss a new strategy and replenishment. My colleagues and I have put together a preliminary set of six short notes that examine different dimensions of Gavi’s work and make recommendations for ways to address identified issues.
Amanda Glassman

Gavi From the Country Perspective: Assessing Key Challenges to Effective Partnership
Publication
3/20/19
In this note, we explore some of the challenges facing Gavi-eligible countries. We then propose procedural improvements or adaptations to Gavi’s operations to better support the needs of country governments and other partners.

Gavi’s Approach to Health Systems Strengthening: Reforms for Enhanced Effectiveness and Relevance in the 2021–2025 Strategy
Publication
3/20/19
In this note, we highlight the results of Gavi HSS evaluations, how Gavi has responded to identified challenges and limitations in the HSS proposal and implementation process, and what options are available to enhance the effectiveness of HSS support for Gavi’s core mandate. We also discuss the importance of 4G (Gavi, the Global Fund, the Global Financing Facility, and the World Bank Group) collaboration.

Gavi’s Role in Market Shaping and Procurement: Progress, Challenges, and Recommendations for an Evolving Approach
Publication
3/20/19
In this note, we diagnose key challenges that will strain Gavi’s model during the 2021–2025 period and beyond. We then offer recommendations for an evolving approach, which closely align with Gavi’s goal to maximize the impact of countries’ current and future domestic investments.

New Gavi Modalities for a Changing World
Publication
3/20/19
In this note, we summarize the changing context and its relevance for Gavi, exploring the specific issues relevant to transitioning countries, never-eligible MICs, and countries dealing with complex emergencies or large-scale protracted displacement. We then offer four recommendations to increase Gavi’s relevance and effectiveness in a changing world.

Vaccine Introduction and Coverage in Gavi-Supported Countries 2015-2018: Implications for Gavi 5.0
Publication
3/20/19
With a vision of “creating equal access to new and underused vaccines,” Gavi set several coverage-specific targets for 2020 as part of its Phase IV strategy, including the immunization of an additional 300 million children, increased pentavalent 3 and measles-containing vaccine (MCV) 1 coverage, and greater equity in coverage across wealth quintiles. In this note, we explore these coverage challenges in greater detail and offer recommendations for how Gavi can address them in its 5.0 strategy.

Gavi 5.0: Five Challenges and Five Ideas for Reform
Publication
3/20/19
This overview note lays out five challenges and summarizes some of our ideas to address them; backing up each is a standalone note that provides greater detail and options for action. An accompanying note looks at the full set of issues through a country lens.

CSIS
https://www.csis.org/
Accessed 23 Mar 2019
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Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/
Accessed 23 Mar 2019
March 21, 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ebola in DRC Spreads to Urban Areas Amid Conflict
A case of Ebola, the deadly hemorrhagic fever with terrifying symptoms, has been found in the second-largest city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The city, Bunia, has a population of almost one million. The disease has already been identified in Butembo and Beni, the former with a population slightly larger than Bunia, the latter slightly smaller. The disease is now urban and rural in eastern Congo.
Blog Post by John Campbell

 

Kaiser Family Foundation
https://www.kff.org/search/?post_type=press-release
Accessed 23 Mar 2019
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