Identifying and reducing inequities in coverage of immunization in complex urban environments - a collaborative workshop learning from the experience of UNICEF, LSHTM and JSI [PCW-2]

Leader: Tim Crocker-Buqué, LSHTM, London, UK
26 November 2018 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

This workshop is free of charge and open to all registered delegates.
To register for this workshop email: Richard Hart.

We would like to welcome health professionals working in a wide range of fields to this pre-conference workshop exploring diagnostic tools and interventions to reduce inequalities in health outcomes in urban areas in low and middle-income countries.

The Global Urban Immunization Working Group, hosted by UNICEF, was founded in 2016 to address the growing challenge of inequities in coverage of essential immunizations in rapidly expanding urban areas. In this collaborative workshop, we will present findings from several important projects, including a systematic review of factors associated with low coverage in urban areas and evidence for effective interventions to increase coverage; a review of tools used for situational analysis to improve coverage of health services in urban environments; and how these tools have been adapted and applied in cities around the world to identify inequities and prioritize interventions to improve coverage.

We will start with presentations from UNICEF, JSI and LSHTM followed by an open discussion. The we will split into small group workshops to explore the use of tools in different settings, as well as compare and contrast experiences of professionals working in different fields. We welcome people working in the field, for government agencies or NGOs, academics and policy-makers in any health field to attend and share their knowledge and experience.

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