Events and trainings

The Vaccination Demand Hub regularly hosts events and trainigs to highlight best-practices, innovation, and leadership of global vaccination efforts.

leadership of global vaccination efforts


Vaccination Demand Hub Meeting in Kathmandu 2024

16 - 18 April 2024

The Demand Hub convened its third face-to-face global meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 16–18 April 2024. The meeting brought together 83 partners and government counterparts from 9 countries in the South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific regions to discuss demand-related enabling actions and identify opportunities for increasing demand and strengthening linkages between global, regional and country level work.

During the three-day event, the participants shared their experiences, challenges encountered and the way forward around seven themes: zero-dose and catch-up, social behavioural data, new vaccine introduction (HPV), service experience, social listening and digital engagement, community engagement, and social behavioural change (SBC) in fragile settings.

Demand Hub Technical Sessions - Promoting Demand for HPV vaccination:
Latest Evidence, Best Practices, and Country Experiences

22 May 2024, 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM EST; and 29 May 2024, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Session 1: Provided an overview of the global HPV vaccine programme and evidence-based demand promotion best practices and lessons learned to drive high uptake of HPV vaccine; and highlighted some key common demand-related challenges faced by countries across three regions.
Session 2: Deep dived into experiences from Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Moldova in demand promotion for the high uptake of HPV vaccine.

Demand Hub Technical Clinic – Malaria Vaccine Uptake

5 December 2023, 8:00 - 9:30PM

To support the rollout of malaria vaccines in 2024, this session provided an overview of a range of strategies, tools, and guidance to assist programmes and partners in demand planning and implementation. Guidance covered included how to gather and use behavioural data, and a range of interventions such as interpersonal communications for health workers, community engagement, risk communications, and opportunities to connect malaria vaccination activities to primary health care strengthening, and malaria prevention and control.

Vaccination Demand Hub Meeting 2023

Vaccination Demand Hub Meeting 2023

7-9 February

The three-day in-person meeting in Nairobi brought together 80 participants from the global Vaccination Demand Hub partners and 11 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAR) and  Western and Central Africa (WCAR) regions including: Angola, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania and Kenya (host). Ten out of the 11 countries are among the top 20 countries with the highest numbers of zero dose children in the world.

COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Global Event

Enhancing vaccine confidence and uptake through risk communication and community engagement among high-risk and vulnerable groups.

Vaccination Demand Hub Networking Event, SBCC Summit

Vaccination Demand Hub Networking Event, SBCC Summit

8 December, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Convening partners to take stock of current state of demand for Routine and COVID-19 immunization and implications for primary health care. Join us for an exciting evening to learn about promising field practices, collaboration opportunities, and connect with Vaccination Demand Hub members.

Systems Thinking for Innovative, Local Solutions

Systems Thinking for Innovative, Local Solutions

6 December 4:15-6:15 PM

The interconnected nature of social norms, behavior, community systems, and health systems requires multidimensional tools to both diagnose root causes and intervene with a system of solutions. The purpose of this session is to activate previously overlooked connections and leverage points, including nudging and normalizing behavior. This session will introduce hands-on tools to analyze complex challenges and co-create solutions through multiple systems mapping methods. This methodology is uniquely suited for situations where health services are available, but a subset of the intended population is not actively seeking them. Therefore, groups will work through example scenarios to increase community uptake of primary health services.

Comprehensive Training

Comprehensive Training

26 June – 21 July

To address the issue of heterogeneous demand expertise at the country level and build a cadre of country demand experts at scale, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive training on ‘accelerating recovery of routine immunisation, reaching zero-dose children and promoting COVID-19 vaccine demand’ has been rolled out in June, 2022. This is a multi-agency (WHO – IVB and Infodemic Management, UNICEF, US CDC and GAVI) initiative under the umbrella of the Vaccination Demand Hub and is based on the latest innovative thinking in the demand space, and further supported by USAID, BBC Media Action, JSI, Sabin, and many other CSOs. The 4-week intensive training has a cohort of ~600 participants from 92 countries, and the curriculum is based on an interactive learning pedagogy consisting of lectures, simulation exercises and peer-to-peer engagement.

Session 1 • Tuesday, June 28th
Introduction to key concepts and current status of vaccine demand globally

Session 2 • Thursday, June 30th
Framing factors affecting vaccine confidence and update

Session 3 • Tuesday, July 5th
Diagnostics of challenges to vaccine demand and design approaches to solutions

Session 4 • Thursday, July 7th
Designing messages and interventions to promote vaccine demand

Session 5 • Tuesday, July 12th
Interventions and strategies

Session 6 • Thursday, July 14th
Deep dives into specific essential interventions and strategies

Session 7 • Tuesday , July 19th
SIMULATION EXERCISE Presentation to the Minister

Session 8 • Thursday, July 21th
Building on What We Learned: Monitoring, evaluating and health system strengthening