ImmunizationEconomics.org is an online platform that serves as a resource for organizations and individuals involved in the field of immunization economics, including experts and policy makers, to connect and create a global community for them to share information, ideas, and research to aid the advancement of the field. The site was originally created in 2015 as part of the EPIC project with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With new stakeholders and interests from the community, the platform has evolved into an audience-facing platform that it is today, making information readily used.
As an information-sharing online platform, the site connects producer, user, and supporter of research, data, and implementation exercises surrounding the economics of immunization. A curated set of resources is regularly updated and available to users
A resource collaborative, led by Harvard University and hosted by MSH with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ImmunizationEconomics.org is jointly managed by the following projects: EPIC (Harvard), VoVRN (Harvard), ICAN (Thinkwell), TVEE (Johns Hopkins), DOVE (Johns Hopkins), and IMFIN (R4D).
How to Cost Immunization Programs: A Practical Guide on Primary Data Collection and Analysis
Principal Technical Advisor, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Dr. Christian Suharlim is a Principal Technical Advisor in Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) at MSH. A medical doctor with experience providing PHC in rural Indonesia, Dr. Suharlim has built expertise in health economics, particularly in immunizations. With MSH, he represents USAID in the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership working group, which supported alignment among stakeholders such as Gavi, UNICEF, and USAID, and modeled the costs of delivering COVID-19 vaccination programs globally. For USAID’s COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Suharlim also models resource needs for USAID’s 27 priority countries and leads rapid costing studies in Madagascar and Malawi. He served at the WHO Vaccine Delivery Costing Expert Working Group which developed a consensus statement on vaccine costing methods. He also co-wrote the methodology guide How to Cost Immunization Programs.
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