Strengthening the global ecosystem
to better deliver vaccines
The value of investing in lifesaving vaccines and immunization programs is well understood, but progress on extending coverage of routine immunization to reach all children has stagnated.
That’s why Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has supported many low-resourced countries in strengthening their national immunization programs. But as the economies of these countries grow, they are required to transition away from Gavi support to full domestic financing of their programs — and they need support in navigating the challenges that come with this transition.
In 2017, R4D launched the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) — with support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi — and began serving as its network coordinator. Using a variety of collaborative learning modalities, R4D engaged policymakers and practitioners and supported them to unpack common challenges and generate new knowledge and practical solutions to make informed resource allocation and programmatic decisions.