Advocate

Advocate

A national immunization technical advisory group (NITAG) empowers national authorities and policy makers to make evidence-based decisions. Such a resource is particularly important in view of the complex and vast bodies of evidence, the need to adapt recommendations to the local context, and the global interdependence and integration of health systems. It is also key in supporting national authorities to assign a rational allocation of resources. But that’s not all it does!
This advocacy package will guide you through the added values of NITAGs and show you how the NITAG can become an integral part of the national immunization landscape. 85% of the world’s population is now living in a country with a NITAG meeting GVAP process criteria, what about you?

Establish

Establish

Establishing a NITAG requires high-level commitment from national health authorities and good communication with all technical partners at country-level. This first training module addressing key aspects of the work of a NITAG is relevant for all members, including non-voting members.
Are you interested in learning how to make recommendations on immunization at national level? Do you wish to know more about the people setting up the national immunization agenda? Have you ever wondered what an evidence-based decision is?
This is the right module!

Strengthen

Strengthen

This second module covers all the main components of the decision-making process, from defining the policy question, over the evidence collection and analysis to the development of the recommendation and its communication to the decision maker.
Are you interested in learning how to phrase a PICO question? Do you wish to know more where to find existing evidence? Have you ever wondered how to integrate health economic considerations? Are you interested in exploring how to build efficient communication channels with your Ministry of Health?
This is the right module!

Evaluate

Evaluate

This third module aims to provide the elements to carry out the evaluation of a NITAG, whether via internal or external mechanism. The evaluation process considers all the major components of the NITAG related to process, functionality and output.  Currently two versions of the evaluation tool are available: a comprehensive version and a simplified version.