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Immunization program in low- and middle-income countries are often somewhat vertically organized. Immunization has historically been high-priority public health initiative, responsible for substantial improvements in population health and welfare. At present, and in the foreseeable future, several immunization policy issues beg for economic analysis:
The Immunization Economics SIG provides a forum for an exchange of relevant research methods and practices, as well as disseminate results to a broader audience. In addition, the SIG will cultivate new researcher interest in the area of vaccine economics, and leverage lessons learned from other priority health issues.
Immunization Economics SIG has three (3) central aims:
To attract and connect more international researchers in economics and related disciplines from low- and high-income countries to work on immunization research, and to utilize iHEA as one of the regular engagements for the broader immunization community to share and disseminate relevant research and methods, when it relates to economics.
To keep iHEA members up to date with the latest developments in research on immunization value, costing, financing, and efficiency, while providing a forum for iHEA congress participants interested in the application of methods and the topic of immunization economics.
To encourage collaboration among and between iHEA and the broader Immunization Economics Community of Practice members on projects that generate rigorous new evidence in immunization economics, and on projects to identify best practices in associated research methodologies and policy implementation. New connections between researchers engaged in immunization economics and with those of other disciplines will expand the use of methods and applicability to immunization and other subjects.
SIG activities may include the development of pre-congress, organized sessions, poster presentations, and social events centered on the iHEA congress; identification and financially supporting promising young researchers through grants and competitions; as well as the development of an Immunization Economics Webinar series (with certification of completion). If you are interested in learning more about the SIG activities and/or have a suggestion for potential activities, please complete the form here.