Learning from innovations in increasing immunisation
3ie is organising a one-day public conference on Learning from innovations in increasing immunisation in New Delhi on 27 February. Research teams will share insights from the recently completed studies of innovative immunisation interventions in Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda. The sessions will highlight whether and how community engagement and technology-based interventions can break through barriers and increase immunisation coverage in low- and middle-income countries. Researchers and experts will also discuss evidence gaps, the best practices in facilitating the use of evidence and the importance of cost-effectiveness analysis.
Monica Jain, 3ie
|9:30 -10:45||Session 1: Breaking through stagnation in immunisation rates
Panel to share the findings, lessons and insights from the 3ie immunisation evidence programme.
Chair & presenter: Monica Jain, 3ie
Panellists: Harini Kannan, J-PAL South Asia; Jessica Shearer, PATH; Ngozi Akwataghibe, The Royal Tropical Institute, The Netherlands; and Arindam Ray, Gates Foundation.
|10:45-11:45||Session 2: Cost-effectiveness analysis in health sector evaluations
Panel to discuss the importance of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) for enhancing the relevance of impact evaluations for decision makers. Speakers will reflect on the opportunities, challenges and practical considerations for making CEAs better and more useful.
Chair: Mark Engelbert, 3ie
Panellists: Angela Oyo-Ita, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria; Dr Sanjeev Tak, Udaipur Zone Deputy Director, Govt. Of Rajasthan, India; Elizabeth Brown, Center for Effective Global Action, United States; and Harini Kannan, J-PAL South Asia.
|11:45 – 12:00||Break|
|12:00-13:00||Session 3: Facilitating the use of evidence
Panel to discuss designing interventions that can be integrated into existing health systems and hold the potential for scalability. They will also discuss the challenges decision makers face in using research findings, the range of information they require from impact evaluations and how best to address their needs and constraints.
Chair: Sapna Desai, Population Council
Panellists: Haryana National Health Mission, Govt. Of India (TBC); Ruchit Nagar, Khushi Baby Inc.; and a representative from WHO/UNICEF (TBC), Arup Deb Roy, John Snow Inc
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:00||Session 4: What have we learned from the formative evaluations?
Panel to share and discuss preliminary findings from the synthesis of formative evaluations supported under the 3ie immunisation evidence programme.
Chair and presenter: Stuti Tripathi, 3ie
Panellists: Hailay Teklehaimanot, Center for National Health Development in Ethiopia; Dr Ngozi Erondu, Chatham House; and Phone Myint Win, Burnet Institute, Myanmar
|15:00 – 16:00||Session 5: Mapping the evidence on improving immunisation
A presentation of preliminary findings from 3ie’s mapping of the evidence that exists to inform policies and programmes to improve immunisation outcomes, followed by a discussion on the highest priorities for investing in further research.
Chair and presenter: Mark Engelbert, 3ie
Panellists: Abebual Demilew, Data Scientist, Zerihun Associates, United States; Sandra Albert, Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong (TBC); Tracey Chantler, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a representative from NTAGI-India (TBC).
|16:00 – 16:30||Closing remarks|