Boost Partner Spotlight: Learning Network for Countries in Transition

This post is part of an ongoing bi-weekly series feature key Boost partners, who are working to support the immunization professional community as it strives to adapts to shifting situations due to the current pandemic. This week, we are featuring Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT). LNCT (pronounced “linked”) contributes to the achievement of Gavi’s goals for improved sustainability of national immunization programs by reducing the chance that vaccines will be dropped, helping to maintain or increase coverage, and building the skills and ability to introduce new vaccines in the future. LNCT promotes these goals by facilitating both in-person and virtual learning exchanges based around country-identified priority topics.


 

LNCT Launches New Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation

Overview:

Developed by LNCT in partnership with Common Thread, these online course modules are best suited for Ministry of Health and Country-Level staff in developing countries looking to build their skills around diagnosing barriers to immunization demand and designing interventions to address them. The first two modules introduce key behavior change concepts and outline the importance of using data to design demand interventions and helps participants identify data sources that may already be available to them. These online courses are free and available in English, French, Portuguese, and Russian. 

Create an account and access the modules here.

Look at this if you are interested in: 

Building your skills around diagnosing barriers to immunization demand.  

How you can use the materials:

Apply the skills learned from these online course modules to design user-centered interventions to address vaccine hesitancy and demand generation challenges within your country.  

Learn more about the first two courses:

The first module, “Understanding and Generating Demand for Immunization” introduces key behavior change concepts and models and walks through how to apply these concepts to individual country contexts. This free course is available in English, French, Portuguese and Russian and takes less than 1 day to complete.

We recommend this course to Ministry of Health and country-level partner staff who wish to build their skills around diagnosing barriers to immunization demand and designing interventions to address them. 50+ learners have already gone through this course…here’s a preview of what some had to say:

“The content created in this course was enriching for me, it clarified doubts I had and improved my knowledge.” 

“I really liked this module, it was gratifying to know that regardless of time zone someone was always ready to help me whenever I needed it. Anyone who has not yet signed up, do so without hesitation…you will not regret it.” 

“This module provided a complete and comprehensive perspective around vaccine demand and hesitancy.” 

The second module, “Using data to understand immunization behavior and build demand strategies” outlines the importance of using data to design demand interventions, introduces key qualitative and quantitative research methods for understanding demand issues, and helps participants identify data sources that may already be available to them. This free course is available in English, French, Portuguese and Russian and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. 

We recommend this course to Ministry of Health and country-level partner staff who wish to build their skills around diagnosing barriers to immunization demand and designing interventions to address them. 50+ learners have already gone through this course…here’s a preview of what some had to say:

“It is probably the best online learning program I have enrolled myself in until now… Due to its nature and utility and practical explanations (case studies) I have kept myself enrolled along with my team lead.”

“I like this module very much. Everything is clear and useful and applicable to my work.”

“…an interesting, well-balanced and engaging training. It was an enjoyable journey.”

Please share this course widely with your networks. Email info@lnct.global if you have any questions and keep an eye out for new courses!


Here are some other opportunities for you to stay engaged with LNCT

 

📺 Register for LNCT Video Launch Webinar: Learning How to Create Empathy and Build Demand for Vaccines Among Vulnerable Groups, March 18, 11:00 am CET

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