The Network aims to promote multi-disciplinary approaches to address challenging vaccine-related questions. This page contains a curated list of publications that highlight high-impact and collaborative approaches.


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author = {Kaslow, DC and Kalil, J and Bloom, D and Breghi, G and Colucci, AM and De, Gregorio E and Madhavan, G and Meier, G and Seabrook, R and Xu, X},
doi = {10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.10.088},
journal = {Vaccine},
pages = {A10--A15},
title = {The role of vaccines and vaccine decision-making to achieve the goals of the Grand Convergence in public health.},
url = {},
volume = {35 Suppl 1},
year = {2017}

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AB - On 17 and 18 July 2015, a meeting in Siena jointly sponsored by ADITEC and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was held to review the goals of the Global Health 2035 Grand Convergence, to discuss current vaccine evaluation methods, and to determine the feasibility of reaching consensus on an assessment framework for comprehensively and accurately capturing the full benefits of vaccines. Through lectures and workshops, participants reached a consensus that Multi-Criteria-Decision-Analysis is a method suited to systematically account for the many variables needed to evaluate the broad benefits of vaccination, which include not only health system savings, but also societal benefits, including benefits to the family and increased productivity. Participants also agreed on a set of "core values" to be used in future assessments of vaccines for development and introduction. These values include measures of vaccine efficacy and safety, incident cases prevented per year, the results of cost-benefit analyses, preventable mortality, and the severity of the target disease. Agreement on this set of core assessment parameters has the potential to increase alignment between manufacturers, public health agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and policy makers (see Global Health 2035 Mission Grand Convergence [1]). The following sections capture the deliberations of a workshop (Working Group 4) chartered to: (1) review the list of 24 parameters selected from SMART vaccines (see the companion papers by Timmis et al. and Madhavan et al., respectively) to determine which represent factors (see Table 1) that should be taken into account when evaluating the role of vaccines in maximizing the success of the Global Health 2035 Grand Convergence; (2) develop 3-5 "core values" that should be taken into account when evaluating vaccines at various stages of development; and (3) determine how vaccines can best contribute to the Global Health 2035 Grand Convergence effort.
AU - Kaslow,DC
AU - Kalil,J
AU - Bloom,D
AU - Breghi,G
AU - Colucci,AM
AU - De,Gregorio E
AU - Madhavan,G
AU - Meier,G
AU - Seabrook,R
AU - Xu,X
DO - 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.10.088
EP - 15
PY - 2017///
SP - 10
TI - The role of vaccines and vaccine decision-making to achieve the goals of the Grand Convergence in public health.
T2 - Vaccine
UR -
UR -
VL - 35 Suppl 1
ER -