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Each day, we will be posting here more details on the contents of each session at the Partners' Forum
The four themes of the Partners' Forum are Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity.See below for more detail on how each day's discussions break down by theme.
07 December 2012
R I S E Summary Friday 07 December 2012
The final day of the 5th GAVI Alliance Partners’ Forum ended with the strong message that innovation needs to be actively encouraged and facilitated. Equitable access to immunisation and particularly the role of relevant partners in achieving equity were the topics of several panels and a plenary session.
06 December 2012
R I S E Summary Thursday 06 December 2012
“If you were just called because your child was dying, you would run out of this room to take care of him! We need to get the same sense of urgency for the work we do!” declared Graça Machel as she challenged GAVI partners to get urgent results. Read about this and more in Thursday's summary.
05 December 2012
R I S E Summary Wednesday 05 December 2012
The first day of the GAVI partner’s forum was rich in discussion about results, innovations in immunisation services delivery, the sustainability of vaccine investments and the issue of equity was discussed in a variety of fora.
Summaries of each and every session are to be posted below.
28 November 2012
01 – CSO Forum 'All Together Now': civil society and GAVI partners RISE up in cooperation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. The CSO session brought together civil society and other participants attending the GAVI Partners’ Forum.
02 – Intensification of routine immunisation in South-East Asia
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session highlighted the efforts being made in SEA countries to implement intensification activities for reaching more children with immunization services.
03 – Ministerial consultation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Delegations from over 20 countries participated in this session which provided the opportunity for Ministers of Health and their delegations to engage in open dialogue with the GAVI Secretariat on all aspects of the Alliance’s engagement with countries.
04 – Polio, measles and new vaccines: bridging across the interventions
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session brought together panellists from civil society, research, government, and international organisations, to discuss what it takes to leverage campaign initiatives to strengthen routine immunisation in a lively moderated discussion.
05 – The value of vaccines in health and economic development
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This panel discussed different approaches to measuring the value of vaccines and drilled down on the issue with two case studies.
06 – Harnessing private sector expertise for social innovation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. The discussion explored a number of robust examples of how private sector expertise and a business approach has delivered great results to long-entrenched challenges in global health.
07 – Prospective evaluations for real-time learning
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This workshop provided an opportunity to share initial progress and plans around a set of prospective full country evaluations, but also to hear suggestions and ideas from the audience on how to strengthen the evaluation approach and design.
08 – Breaking news on rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine safety and effectiveness: AVI-TAC special studies workshop
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. New evidence on rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccine disease impact, safety and dosing optimization were presented by the AVI-TAC Special Studies consortium and partners.
09 – The promise of rubella vaccines and MR
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This workshop aimed to give EPI managers, national planners, civil society representatives and others a better understanding to make the case for rubella vaccine introduction.
10 – HPV vaccination and best practices in reaching adolescent girls
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session convened experts and participants from various institutions and sectors to share best practices in reaching the target population of 9-13 year old children.
11 – National ownership of innovative supply chain technologies
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Challenges related to high and hidden costs of vaccine management remain in many countries and are a significant contributory factor to 20 million children remaining unimmunised.
12 – Innovative approaches to immunisation and health delivery
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This workshop brought together a wealth of country experience in implementation of health programmes and routine immunisation to discuss innovative ideas to improving immunisation services and delivery.
13 – Thursday plenary
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. In this Decade of Vaccines, the Partners Forum discussions are centred on four of its founding principles - Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity.
14 – Country tailored programming workshop
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. At yesterday’s meeting, the GAVI Board approved a new policy that defines the GAVI Alliance’s approach to fragility and immunisation. Through country tailored approaches, this new policy aims to improve vaccination coverage in a subset of countries with particularly challenging circumstances.
15 – Speeding up the shots: the power of regional communities' collaboration
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session discussed the importance of health in economic development and the importance of the “public purse” to support vaccination initiatives.
16 – RISING up! Advocacy for immunisation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session explored successful methods and tools of advocacy and policy change in the immunization arena.
17 – Best practice in introducing new vaccines
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. The number of new vaccines being introduced in developing countries has increased significantly in recent years. Sharing successful strategies and best practices for introducing new vaccines is essential to ensure rapid, equitable, safe and efficient introduction and delivery of new vaccines.
18 – Paediatrician perspectives: a booster shot for the immunisation agenda
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session highlighted the unique role of paediatricians in advocating for child health and immunisation.
19 – Sustainable financing: co-financing and sustainability
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This panel debate session dealt with issues around results-focused aid, the importance of communication, and how financial sustainability is strongly linked to political will and innovative thinking.
20 – Trends in the vaccine market and health systems
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session brought together a wealth of experience from countries, manufacturers, partners and donors to explore the complex interplays between vaccines markets, health and immunisation systems.
21 – Increasing awareness for vaccines: lessons from the private sector
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. The session explored the unique assets that the private sector brings to partnerships focused on advocacy.
22 – Vaccines and cancer control: from Hepatitis B to HPV
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. There are a staggering 2 million people infected with hepatitis B worldwide and an additional 250 million chronic carriers of the virus.
23 – Measure what you manage: the data quality challenge
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Administrative data systems are of highly variable quality across different GAVI eligible countries. Sources of error include numerator and denominator measurement inaccuracies.
24 – Understanding vaccine development, manufacturing, regulation and procurement
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session provided an excellent overview of some of the key stages from vaccine development to supply.
25 – Building resilience in fragile states
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This panel featured exceptional health and immunisation leaders from Afghanistan, Chad and Sierra Leone, as well as representatives from WHO, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the GAVI Alliance Secretariat.
26 – Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela dialogue
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela dialogue series.
27 – Friday plenary
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. In this Decade of Vaccines, the Partners Forum discussions are centred on four of its founding principles-Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity.
28 – GAVI graduation: achieve, share, inspire
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. A diverse set of experiences from presenters and participants were portrayed in discussions around graduation from the GAVI Alliance and sustainable financing for new vaccine introductions.
29 – The new new vaccines: what vaccines could be coming your way in the next 5-7 years?
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Speakers presented the status of several vaccines that are priorities in many developing countries, such as HIV and TB, and discussed the status of two vaccines which the GAVI Board has already indicated specific interest in: malaria and cholera.
30 – Civil society: bridging communities and health systems to reach the unreached
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. A discussion among presenters Anne Lafond (of ARISE/JSI in the U.S.), Sharmin Zahan (of BRAC in Bangladesh), Fatima Adamu (Usmanu Danfodyo University in Nigeria) and Lubna Hashmat (Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Program in Pakistan), who uniformly made the case for strengthening the engagement of all stakeholders in countries’ EPI programs (Expanded Program on Immunization) in order to reach the most marginalized populations with immunization.
31 – Country driven programmes
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. A fundamental principle in GAVI’s business model is that the EPI program is the responsibility of the country and that it is owned and driven by the country.
32 – Implementation of the Global Vaccine Action Plan: the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Speakers in this panel highlighted the importance of working together to achieve the Decade of Vaccines’ vision to improve health by extending by 2020 and beyond the full benefits of immunization to all people, regardless of where they are born, who they are or where they live.
33 – Reaching the unreached: putting equity at the heart of immunisation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This special session convened representatives from governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, and the private sector to discuss best practices for achieving equity in immunisation and health.
34 – Political will for health and immunisation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Health and immunisation are increasingly important in today’s dynamic world, yet the question is how to keep this issue bipartisan, and sustain the political will at a high level.
35 – Vaccine market dynamics: perspectives for accessible and reliable supply
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Over the last decade, vaccine markets for developing countries have become a viable business opportunity for manufacturers.
36 – From important to essential: routine immunisation, the GAVI Alliance and polio eradication
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. The recent GAVI Board held in Tanzania approved GAVI playing a complementary role to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in the polio eradication effort, specifically through routine immunisation within GAVI’s strategy and mission using existing structures, processes and procedures.
37 – Faith and the drive for equity in immunisation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Speakers presented about the unique contributions of faith based organizations, faith institutions and faith leaders, to achieving the promise of vaccines in health services delivery, community mobilization and advocacy.
38 – Preventing malaria: how might malaria vaccines complement other interventions?
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This panel discussed the current knowledge regarding malaria vaccines. Prospects and challenges ahead for future introduction in malaria endemic areas were discussed, and a brief summary on the malaria vaccine development pipeline also presented.
39 – The role of technology transfer in sustainable access to vaccine innovation: conditions for success
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Why technology transfers for vaccines? Presenters stressed that by developing capacity in new markets, Technology Transfers can ensure development and availability of adapted and affordable technologies, sustainability, and benefit local economy through knowledge and labour market development.
12 December 2012
40 - Consultation on the Vaccine Investment Strategy
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This consultation brought together a wide range of immunisation and disease experts, manufacturers, countries and implementers to discuss the GAVI Alliance’s new Vaccine Investment Strategy, for 2014-2019.
41 – Breakfast with Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Consultation on the Post-2015 MDGs with Mrs Graca Machel and distinguished guests.
Partners Forum 2012
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