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
Senior Technical Advisor, Health Technology Assessment
Dr. Christian Suharlim, Senior Technical Advisor in Health Technology Assessment (HTA), is a public health expert with over 14 years of experience including medical practice in rural Indonesia, policy work at the Indonesian Ministry of Health, and academic research and teaching at Harvard.
Before joining MSH, Dr. Suharlim developed the costing tools and instruments for Intensified Mission Indradhanush, one of the world’s largest immunization drives; and led the data management and analyses of EPIC, one of the most extensive coordinated sets of immunization costing and financing studies in six countries (Benin, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, Honduras, Moldova).
Dr. Suharlim authored the USAID-funded HTA Roadmap document and also developed various instruments examining primary health care costing, field-based sampling, and cost-effectiveness of health technologies targeting neglected tropical diseases and infectious diseases. Dr. Suharlim is the Director of ImmunizationEconomics.org, an online platform for policymakers and researchers, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
He received his MD from Universitas Indonesia, an MPH in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and his postdoctoral fellowship from the Harvard Center for Health Decision Science.
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