O’Connell, Meghan

Public Health

MS

Nigeria

Nigeria - Vaccine Implementation and Technical Assistance Consortium (VITAC)/ Evaluation of the GAVI consultant program in Nigeria

VITAC isa multi-year, multi-country project funded by the GAVI Alliance and implemented in Nigeria by Johns Hopkins IVAC. The project aims to support Nigeria strengthen the platform for routine immunization (RI) and new vaccine introduction through focused technical assistance, advocacy and operations research. The internship is designed to evaluate a national program that deploys consultants as technical assistance to all 36 states and the FCT. Since inception in 2010, considerable funds have been invested in this program, yet no formal evaluation has been conducted and the government proposes to fund the program for another 5 years. At the request of the GAVI Alliance, IVAC plans to undertake a rapid, retrospective and cross-sectional evaluation of the program using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods. This study will document and evaluate consultants' activities against established outputs and provide the GAVI Alliance and government of Nigeria recommendations to improve and maximize the benefits of the program. An evaluation framework will be developed to guide the study.

Global Health Mentor: Chizoba Barbara Wonodi, MBBS

Photo Captions:

1. Accountability discussion in Minna 2
2. Health Center visit Nyanya Abuja 1
3. Megan and yam 2
4. Megan and yam 2

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases
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