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Distributing and Allocating Scarce COVID-19 Vaccines Within Low-And-Middle Income Countries: How Modelling Can Help

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT

Organized by Center for Global Development

Distributing and Allocating Scarce COVID-19 Vaccines Within Low-And-Middle Income Countries: How Modelling Can Help

November 5, 2021

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Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have been using epidemiological and operational modeling to predict the spread of the novel coronavirus as well as estimate the impact of different control measures.

With the development of multiple vaccine candidates, new questions have now arisen as to how policymakers can ensure cost-effective COVID-19 vaccine deployment and allocation that considers both operational constraints (e.g., in-country cold chain or human resources for healthcare capacity) and epidemiological characteristics (e.g., seroprevalence, social mixing, age-stratification, comorbidities, vaccine stretching, etc).

In this event, study groups will present and disseminate results that tackle a diverse range of research questions focussing on COVID19 vaccine deployment and allocation. A wider discussion will follow focussing on how decision-makers can consider epidemiological and operational modeling evidence to inform cost-effective COVID-19 vaccine deployment and allocation and highlight potential future steps and generalizable lessons for low- and middle-income countries.

If you have questions for our panelists, please submit them to events@cgdev.org, tweet @CGDev #CGDTalks, or submit your comments via YouTube.

Chair:

Javier Guzman, Director, Global Health Policy Program and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

Presenters:

Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Professor of Mathematical Epidemiology, MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Imperial College London

Sripad Devalkar, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Indian School of Business

Sidharth Rupani, Senior Director – Global Impact (Engagement Management), Coupa Software

Discussants:

Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Director of Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Moderator:

Hiral Anil Shah, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development

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Center for Global Development