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Michaela Mallow

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ICAN Expands Set of Immunization Delivery Unit Costs

ThinkWell’s Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) has launched an expansion of the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC) to include 30 additional unit costs from nine recently published articles/reports. The unit costs include data from nine countries: Benin, Bhutan, Chad, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Thailand, Togo and Vietnam. The new data covers health facility, school-based and campaign delivery of oral cholera, meningococcal, HPV and PCV10/13 vaccines.

In May 2018, ThinkWell launched a set of products on the Immunization Economics platform on immunization delivery costs. The launch included findings from a systematic review of delivery costs of immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries, including a unit cost database – the IDCC – and summary report with seven pooled immunization delivery unit cost estimates.

The updated IDCC is available on immunizationeconomics.org/ICAN. Revised companion products (e.g., summary report, pooled immunization delivery unit cost estimates, etc.) will be released later this year.

Want to Learn More?

Join upcoming events to learn more about the IDCC!  Let us know if you’d like to be kept updated about these events and others moving forward, e-mail ICAN@thinkwell.global.

  • Friday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. GMT+1: Poster session on IDDC at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) in Liverpool, UK
  • Tuesday, October 30 at 9:00 a.m. EST: Webinar on how to use the IDCC with extensive Q&A

More information and registration for the webinar will be available in October. Written materials and videos with instructions and guidance on using all tools and products are also available online.

Call for User Testers

Interested in helping improve the IDCC and other products? ThinkWell is looking for individuals to provide structured feedback in person, by phone or via Skype. If you have 30 minutes available, please contact ICAN@thinkwell.global.

About ICAN

The immunization delivery cost review and analytics were conducted under the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) project. Led by ThinkWell and John Snow, Inc. (JSI), the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) is a project focused on increasing the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of data on the cost of delivering vaccines. ICAN aims to build country capacity around generation and use of cost information to work towards sustainable and predictable financing for vaccine delivery.

ICAN is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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