HSPH and CHDS investigators led a two-day Immunization Economics pre-congress at the iHEA world congress in Basel, Switzerland in July. Over 126 individuals from 31 countries attended the session.
Themes included costing, evaluation, and methods, presented by CHDS faculty Nicolas Menzies, CHDS Deputy Director Stephen Resch, and Research Associate Chris Suharlim. One day focused on stakeholder engagement, decision-making processes, and sustainability, and included a community forum and discussion of the use of design, technology, and behavioral nudges to improve the effectiveness of information dissemination in immunization economics. There was also a poster presentation session, featuring 41 posters from 20 countries, including CHDS staff Lucy O’Keeffe, William Lodge, and Ryoko Sato.
The pre-congress was a collaboration among the HSPH Global Health and Population department (VoVRN project), ThinkWell (ICAN Project), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (DOVE and TVEE projects), Results for Development (LNCT project), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Mark Jit). Funding support was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Poster files, abstract, and presentation material are available at immunizationeconomics.org/basel.
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