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GOHi facilitates result validation workshop on the cost of VPD surveillance in Ethiopia

The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) surveyed the cost of vaccine-preventable disease surveillance in collaboration with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) with technical and financial support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The main goal of the study was to identify the sources of funding for current VPD surveillance costs, including those attributable to the government and external donors. The team collected data from March 21-May 27, 2022, and held the preliminary result validation workshop in September 2023.

Representatives of various organizations participated in the validation workshop and provided their feedback on the evaluation methods, preliminary results, implications for in-country VPD surveillance and next steps. The workshop also addressed methodological questions and feedback on the results.

A total of 30 participants from Regional Health Bureaus and other partners participated in the workshop. A Health Economist from the U.S. CDC led the presentation and discussion with other CDC Ethiopia partners and the GOHi Eastern Africa team.