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New TechNet-21 Resource Library

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new resource library available here:  What can you expect from the library:  - A faster (less than 1 second!) and more powerful search engine with more filters (type of document, category, language, disease, author...)  - More documents as our Cold Chain Equipment documents are now also available in the library   - You can now mass download your search result into a zip that includes a csv file with the resources info and all the uploaded files attached  - It's optimized for mobile devices  - You can choose between two grid views or a list presentation  - You can easily post comments on each document page  - The downlaod page offers a suggestion of related resources    And as before, if you see there's a relevant missing document, you can upload it in the resource library to make it available to all!  Our resource library is one of the most exhaustive immunization-related online library, we hope you'll enjoy it! Please do leave a post here if you have any question! 

Nigeria Ex-Scholars Accelerating towards Impact

Nigeria EX-Scholars on the way to creating lasting impact WHO Scholar program a learning approach to bring sharing new innovations and intervention guideline to improving immunization system all over the globe has been widely received by Nigerians and other scholars in different countries across the globe. The WHO Scholar Program have deepen our knowledge in immunization system and how to improve in immunizations coverages in our different context and further creating lasting impact. In fact we now thinking differently outside the box towards bringing innovative ideas and strategies that will improve immunization program quality and coverage. This has been possible through having different learning methodology like the open webinars, short videos by experience course contributors from WHO, UNICEF, CDC etc, peer review process, sharing of guidelines by course team, whatsup platform, and other platform created by the Geneva Learning Foundation. Nigeria Ex-scholars who have completed one or more of the WHO Scholar courses have come together to meet digitally to brainstorm on the way forward towards implementation of the courses they have learn so far. They have decided to take a holistic approach towards Impact accelerators exercise, by this approach they have decided to harmonized all projects from the different courses such as Immunization coverage survey, Data Improvement plan, using Global Routine Immunization strategy practice to improve coverage, and reducing inequity and improving coverage into 4 harmonized documents with actionable recommendation and simplified strategies. Nigeria Ex-scholars have decided to go beyond learning, acquiring of certificate to creating lasting impact in the world of immunization in her country and globally, that will have significant impact in improving immunization coverage and strengthen Health system. This is an innovation!. Nigeria Ex-Scholars are leading the way for other countries’ scholars to follow, this is becoming more interesting because of high level of commitment and enthusiasm that have been seen by Nigeria ex-scholars and others towards impact acceleration. We continue to brace up until we make impact. Bravo to Nigerians Ex-scholars

Impact of cross learning visit and retro visit - a mini successful model

Dear viewers KVG team wishes to share the "mini" successful story of one page with photos for information. Cross learning visit to an established "Demo-Site", practicing the acquired operational knowledge in the home institution on returning, retro visit for further fine tuning is one of the simplest, surest public health interventions in rapidly scaling up / replicating right practices for the successful outcome of a programme.  Attached is "mini" example.  Way forward: Opportunities to expand the benefit to wider geographical area in the state and the country.  With warm regards Holla n Team       

CME on Confusion to clarity in child Immunization

Dear all  I wish to share the highlights of above CME held today (30-06-2019) by the IAP Dakshinakannad as felt need in association with District Health and Family Welfare officer, SMO WHO country office Mangaluru, KVG Medical College, Yenepoya Medical College, KVG Medical College Sullia, ~78 participants - mainly private practitioners. wish you happy reading Holla  

Learning is a continuous process - an example

Dear viewers   Learning is a continuous prosess, attached is one such example applicable for the entire country with ~28000 planning units; presenting the attachment as an evidence for continuous learning.   With best wishes  Holla n Team  

New Topic page: EPI Core Reference Materials!

Announcing a new Topic resource page: EPI Core Reference Materials, now available on TechNet here:
On this page, you will have accesss to a list of key reference materials published by the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), organized by antigen, themes, and groups. This page will continue to be updated as new global resources become available, so check back regularly!  Remember you can also find all documents, as well as additional immunization materials, in the Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) Document Centre on the WHO web.  

REQUEST FOR NOMINATION-05 days International training program on “Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Essential Medicines & In Vitro Diagnostics” from 26-30 August, 2019 at the IIHMR University Jaipur, India

Dear Sir/Madam Wish to share that under the aegis of  IIHMR University, Jaipur, 05 days International training program on “Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Essential Medicines & In Vitro Diagnostics”  is scheduled from 26-30 August, 2019 at the IIHMR University Jaipur, India The objective of the training program is to provide technical guidance for establishing a robust procurement and supply chain framework for ensuring supply of good quality essential medicines and diagnostics Program Contents : - Managing selection of essential medicines and diagnostics  Selection criteria’s Significance of EML, EDL, STD and Formularies Quantification and Forecasting Methods of quantification  Procurement of essential medicines and diagnostics Strategic objectives of good pharmaceutical procurement How to formulate tender specifications Tender evaluation Selecting correct procurement type Selection of appropriate supplier Procurement laws and regulations Pooled procurement mechanism  Warehousing, Storage and Distribution Guidelines for good storage practices Receiving and arranging commodities Monitoring and evaluation of drug distribution system  Quality Assurance and Donation of medicines WHO Prequalification of Medicines Program (WHO PQP) Quality inspections-Sampling and survey process    Combating Not of standard drugs/spurious drugs National guidelines on donation of medicines Max-Min Inventory control Types of Inventory control systems  Logistic Management Information System (LMIS) Types of Logistics records and their significance Rational use of drugs Role of drugs and therapeutics committee Diagnosis, prescribing, dispensing and patient adherence Pricing and sustainable financing Donor funding and pricing mechanism Monitoring and evaluation of supply chain Indicators for M&E of supply chains Policy and legal framework for procurement and supply chain National medicines policy Hands on training on Noninvasive techniques and rapid detection techniques for determining drug quality (Raman handheld spectroscopy) Field visit to drug warehouse    PROGRAMME FEE         For Indian participants                : Rs 37,500 per participant plus 18% GST For Foreign participants             : USD 700 per participant plus 18% GST The fees cover tuition fees, training material, stay in air-conditioning room (twin-sharing basis), breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee during the program and pick-up and drop from Jaipur airport/railway station/bus stand. Welcome dinner and short-trip to historical and cultural importance places in Jaipur would be offered by the University in honor of the participants. Participants would be encouraged to use library facilities. Around the clock internet facility (Wi-Fi) is available for the participants. The travel tickets from the country of origin to Jaipur and vice versa are to be borne by the participant/sponsoring agency. DISCOUNTS ON THE FEE Early Bird Discount: Nominations received with payments on/before 4-weeks (29th July 2019) will be entitled to an early bird discount of 10%. Group Discount: Any organization sponsoring four or more participants to the program will be entitled for a discount of 20% on the total fee payable provided that at least four participants attend the program. Maximum Discount: Organization can avail themselves of both the discount subject to maximum discount of 20%. I am sure that you will find it useful for the organization/national health system program. I would be grateful, if you could participate/nominate interested candidates in the training program. You may forward to concerned department also Kindly send the interest to the program coordinator at   Looking forward for your kind cooperation and support to make the program success. A word of response would be appreciated. Regards   Dr.Saurabh kumar Banerjee  M.Pharm, Ph.D., MBA Associate  Professor and Program Coordinator The IIHMR University, 1 Prabhu Dayal Marg, Near Sanganer Airport Jaipur (Pin-302029), Rajasthan, INDIA Office: +91 141 3924700, Ext: 789,  Mobile +91-8890398067 Email:

A Common "COLD" Dilemma

Dear all Context: A visiting officer was discussing about as to how to practically keep vaccines in the cold-chain equipment at service points / planning units. Visiting officer was also discussing as to why the domestic refrigerator is not recommended by the CDC even for keeping vaccines as alternate equipment. On completing the discussion, thought of presenting the same in the coming Academic Society Meeting for the benefit of staff nurse, medical students, interns, post graduates who may have to provide vaccination services in their profession. Hence, we made this PPT using the photos taken at different planning units in different districts and states at different times for illustration. This is the draft PPT for presenting on 24-04-2019. Happy viewing Holla n Team

"GO AUTHENTIC: ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT LEARNING" is now available for free download

The underground classic that explains how authentic activities help learners explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct new knowledge, GO AUTHENTIC: ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT LEARNING is now available for free download. When Risintha from Sri Lanka told me that he would never be the same again because he had discovered a life beyond PowerPoint, I thought that I had to share our approach to creating transformational value through authentic learning. The course activities that I share in this book have transformed people into change agents and helped them excel in their performances. The activities shared in this book work because they are well thought-out and aligned with all other elements of the course. They work because we do not lecture. They work because we believe that every single participant brings a wealth of experiences to our course environment. We respect each and every one of them as a “more knowledgeable other”. This is what makes the collaborative learning so valuable to all of us, including mentors. The activities described in this book work because they are part of a long learning journey, where we believe the end is nothing, but the road is all. They also work in eLearning programmes, because it is never “me and the computer screen”, there is always a human face, a mentor who supports learners whenever they need. They work because instead of shoveling information into learners’ brains and asking them to regurgitate it later, we focus on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and, most importantly, on conation. They work because we view failures as an opportunity to learn. They work because we understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes. They work because we do not stop the clock and distribute a test. Instead, assessment is embedded in all of our authentic tasks. This is what makes the biggest difference. Nothing is abstract - all activities are based on authentic learning principles, just like how things work in real-life. These activities help learners to explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct concepts and relationships in contexts that involve real-world problems and projects that are relevant to them. I licensed this work under Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) so that it can be reproduced, remixed, tweaked or built upon non-commercially. Through this license, I continue offering a hand in support of open knowledge and free culture as I did with my previous two books. My dear friend Thomas Reeves in his foreword says that the design and implementation of learning environments must be acts of “authentic creation” more than ever before: “Go Authentic: Activities that Support Learning is, as Camus put it, a “gift to the future.” A future when learning will be active rather than passive, collaborative learning will be commonplace, tasks will be as authentic as possible, and assessment will be cherished rather than dreaded. In that hopefully near future, learning events will be as well-aligned as a precision racecar, and learning outcomes will be personally and professionally empowering. Ultimately, we hope that even participants in online versions of these authentic courses will shed tears when the courses are over just as they do now on the last day of the face-to-face courses. The need for transformational learning opportunities is evident in many fields beyond public health and pharmaceuticals. Enhancing human performance is absolutely essential if we are to meet the challenges facing humankind with respect to climate change, poverty, war, corruption, and the like. Arguably, we live in a time when education and training opportunities across all disciplines must become as transformative as the courses described in this book. To do this, the design and implementation of learning environments must be acts of “authentic creation” more than ever before. Please join us.” When it comes to helping learners, you cannot waste their time. Go authentic! For free download please visit The book is available both in interactive PDF (38.1 MB) and ePUB3 (13.3 MB) versions. 216 pages, including a detailed review of 44 learning activities and games and 30 icebreakers and warmups.. Happy downloads... Cheers, UMIT Extensio et Progressio

WHO Immunization Monitoring Academy Fall 2018 programme

The WHO Immunization Monitoring Academy is a learning and capacity-building initiative. The Academy is open to all immunization professionals with an interest in the use, collection, and improvement of immunization data. Starting in Fall 2018, the Academy will offer a WHO Scholar certificate programme to support competency development in national and sub-national staff. The Academy will offer:  Level 1 certificate course in developing a Data Improvement Plan (DIP) in both English and French. A series of workshops on key topics for immunization monitoring. WHO Survey Scholar modules in French. In 2019, the Academy will offer Level 2 certification, focusing on implementation of a Data Improvement Plan. To learn more see the Academy's information page:

2nd International Workshop on M&E of Global Health Programs_5-13 Sep 2018_New Delhi

Empower is organizing the 2nd International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs, scheduled from 05th– 13th September 2018 in Hotel The Grand, New Delhi, India. The eight-day residential workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs will provide the platform for state of the art tools and techniques.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

- develop monitoring and evaluation plans by applying knowledge and skills gained throughout the workshop

- train professionals working in various health programs on basic concepts and practical approaches towards effective programmatic monitoring and evaluation

- formulate a framework (result/logical/conceptual) on how the program or intervention will lead to specific health outcomes and impact.

- discuss programmatic applications of the main tools and data systems used to monitor and evaluate health programs

- review the various evaluation designs and estimation techniques used for evaluating various health programs

- use this platform to share and learn from other country experiences to strengthen their M&E systems

Some of the important topics of the workshop are:

- Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

- Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans

- Frameworks and Indicators; Data/Information Sources & Systems (including surveillance, surveys, and HMIS)

- Routine and Non-Routine Information Systems

- Tools used in M&E including PRISM tools, DQA tool, DDIU tool

- Evaluation Designs and Operations Research

- Gender Integration into M&E

- Data Demand and Use for Decision-Making

- Decision-Making and Strategic Information

- Mapping and Population Size Estimation

This workshop targets health professionals from different health programmes either at the national or provincial/ state as well as district level, development partners at the national level; NGO and donor personnel responsible for oversight of health programs, especially in the areas of reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

COURSE FEE: US$ 3200, which includes:

- 8-day face-to-face workshop in Delhi

- Resources, course material, and workshop kit

- Accommodation for the duration of the workshop (10 nights) at Hotel The Grand, New Delhi

- Breakfast, lunch, tea, and snacks during the workshop sessions

- Airport transfers and local transportation for field visits

- Certificate from Empower School of Health 

- One-year of technical assistance 

- Does not include – airfare, health insurance, visa fees, dinner or other travel expenses

National and International facilitators with rich experience of training in M&E, Impact Evaluation, Routine Health Information Systems will be conducting the sessions.

Please feel free to email us at and let us know if you need any other assistance.   Click Here to apply now -


Ms. Kavya RS | Training & Education Coordinator | Empower School of Health

Apply Now for Empower's PGD in PSCM_September 2018

Dear Colleagues, The 14th Batch of the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management is scheduled to launch in September 2018. This is an 11-month ONLINE program wherein there are 9 modules. The course is structured to address one topic area per month for 8 months, starting
with a module on introduction to PSM and ending with PSM support functions and systems. Each module is supported by Assignments, MCQ's and Assessments. The course ends with a final assessment which will cover all the modules. You will be provided with a direct line of contact to with Course Administrator as well as the faculty, who will guide you through the obstacles if any. Please find attached the Course Structure of the Program, this will help you understand how beneficial the course is for you. Key Takeaway's from the course:
- its global orientation ¬ sharing of experiences from across countries,
- a practical and applied approach to the extensive use of exercises, case studies, projects and internships
- technical assistance for one-year offered which includes - Mentoring/Coaching from the Subject Matter Experts
- Competency Assessment Tool
- a community of Practice (through Empower’s Big Learning Platform)
- a special focus on improving students’ personal effectiveness by building workplace skills,
- use of cutting-edge e-Learning technologies and instructional design to make learning easy and impactful Kindly click on this link and fill in the application form - Regards
Ms. Kavya RS | Training & Education Coordinator | New Delhi . New York | SkypeID : empower.schoolofhealth | + (India) | |

Powering Auxiliary Loads in SDD Systems – Energy Harvesting: Is It the Best Alternative?

One of the beneficial features of SDD refrigerators is its relative simplicity. Electrically two wires from the solar array are directly connected to the compressor. This simplicity minimizes problems in the field and simplifies repairs. Energy harvesting technology introduces a great deal of electronic complexity and the complexity increases as a larger percent of the available energy is harvested. In the US the primary mode of failure of new refrigerators is the electronic circuitry. In the field there will be different types of energy harvesting devices coupled to different brands of refrigerators and the loads connected to the device will be of varying types, ie batteries, resistive loads, pumps etc. these factors will complicate the determination of  a cause of failure and will also complicate training of the repair person. If the energy harvesting device does fail there may not be the power necessary to call a repair person. If a USB charging port is created it is desirable to provide power throughout daylight hours so devices such as smart phones and I pads can get fully charged. The simpler harvesting technologies only provide auxiliary power when the refrigerator is not running and the more complex technologies could provide a USB port throughout the day if there is sufficient excess power when the refrigerator is running.    A simpler strategy to supply energy for auxiliary loads may be to add a small stand alone power system. A 100 watt $100 solar module could typically provide 500 watt hrs of continuously available reliable power. A USB charging station can be powered by a panel between 6 and 20 watts, the cost of the system would be between $15 and $50, and these systems do not require a battery. Although the idea of energy harvesting is intriguing it may not be the most reliable and cost effective way to supply power for auxiliary loads.

Workshop in Geneva_Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines_August 2018

Empower is organizing the third International Workshop and Study Tour on Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines in Geneva, Switzerland scheduled from 20th to 24th August 2018. It’s a 5-day workshop and our participants will be public health professionals, program officers, supply chain professionals from various Ministries of Health, UN agencies, donor agencies, private and civil society organizations. The Key Topics to be covered during the workshop are Universal Health Coverage, Access to Medicines, Key Components of PSM, Supply Chain - Levels of Maturity, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Sciences. This workshop will share with the participants how leading global health stakeholders are supporting the Universal Health Coverage agenda with the focus on access to essential medicines. The overall objectives of the Workshop are: Interact with and learn from global health leaders from WHO, Global Fund, UNDP, Red Cross, GAVI, Stop TB and many more. Recognize the role and structure of leading global health organizations in promoting Universal Health Coverage Identify the key concepts of access to medicines and relationship with Universal Health Coverage Learn about improvements and innovation in access to new medicines Achieve personal growth in terms of leadership and management skills linked with global policies translated into local actions This workshop is targeted at professionals in public health programs (donors, government, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in global health procurement and supply chain/logistics and universal health coverage.  Course fees: US$ 2500 which includes: One week face-to-face training in Geneva + two weeks preparatory work Certificate from Empower Swiss Local transportation for field visits Technical assistance for one year Does not include – international travel, airport transfers, food and accommodation   To apply, please Click Here Registration deadline: 5th August 2018 Please feel free to contact us for any further queries or information -

Update your knowledge of the Multi-dose vial policy (MDVP) with this UNICEF/WHO mini-course!

Developed jointly by UNICEF and WHO, this brief Multi-Dose Vial Policy (MDVP) mini-course provides all partners and staff working to support immunization with a better understanding of the 2014 revision of the Multi-Dose Vial Policy and how to apply it in the real world. With the complexity of today’s vaccine formulations, health workers can no longer assume that all liquid vaccines may be kept open and used for up to 28 days. In order for countries to minimize vaccine waste while at the same ensuring vaccine safety, they need to be able to determine which open vaccine vials can be safely used for extended periods of time. This course provides the know-how to make these determinations. --> Complete this course by using UNICEF's Agora learning system. Select "login" and register as a guest. Enter "immunization" in the search bar for a complete list of Immunization eLearning Initiative courses that you many use to gain important knowledge.

TechNet-21 Careers: your gateway for immunization jobs

Hi TechNet-21 members! Browsing and submitting vacancies has never been easier on TechNet-21 Our new Careers area centralises all the immunization job-related information you need, whether you are a job-seeker or an employer. Benefits: Browse our jobs listings to find the latest immunization jobs worldwide. Sign up to receive new job alerts by email as soon as new jobs are posted. Find the best candidate to fill a key position by browsing our members list, and contact suitable candidates directly. Post your own job vacancy for maximum exposure. We welcome your feedback on how to make this tool even more useful to you. Note: to centralise all job-related information, posts on job announcements will no longer be published on the TechNet-21 forum :-) Yours, The TechNet-21 team

Successful completion of the International workshop on Ensuring Product Quality in PSM (April 2018)

Dear Colleagues, The agenda of the ‘International Workshop in Ensuring Product Quality in Procurement and Supply Chain Management’ was to present face-to-face opportunity to the participants from National Medical Supplies Fund (NMSF), Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan in gaining a comprehensive understanding of concepts of Quality Assurance (QA) of pharmaceutical products and processes in procurement and supply chain. The workshop was held in Al-Fateh Idris Hall in the Abdul Hamid Ibrahim Training Centre (AITC-NMSF) from 13th - 19th April 2018 and was attended by 29 participants. The workshop was led by Professor Andy Barraclough and Ms. Radhika Singh and provided an excellent opportunity to learn from daily work experiences with other participants from different states and districts as well. The participants evaluated the workshop highly in terms of content and methodology. The participants found the workshop well-structured, comprehensive, rich in content and useful for implementing the QA agenda in their respective departments. Field visit to NMSF central warehouse, case studies, and group work were rated highly. The arrangements of the workshop and the hospitality and commitment of the NMSF staff was highly appreciated by all participants. Click here for newsletter:

A Snapshot on the 4th session of Logivac Training on Supply Chain Management

National vaccine logistics systems, originally designed in the 1980s, are today confronted to a real revolution in the following aspects: Broader range of vaccines and greater diversity of service delivery strategies Solarization and digitization of the supply chain: CCEOP, remote temperature monitoring, etc. Integration of products from other health programs and supply chain streamlining. To address the growing complexity of their supply chains, EPI and other public health programs need to strengthen the skills of the human resources involved in supply chain management and operations. To support them, the LOGIVAC Center, created by AMP and IRSP, designed and implemented this training whose objective was to make available to Francophone countries EPI logistics managers able to: Design and implement an optimized logistics system Plan activities for managing the vaccine supply chain Ensure availability of vaccines at all service delivery points Ensure the end-to-end continuity of the cold chain Ensure immunization safety and waste management Use modern tools of the logistics management information systems Supervise health workers involved in immunization logistics. Outsource logistics services. Twenty participants came from the following countries for this session: Benin (10 trainees), Cameroon (2 trainees), Côte d’Ivoire (2 trainees), Niger (4 trainees), Senegal (1 trainee), Chad (1 trainee). The teaching team included Beninese and international facilitators under the supervision of the Course Coordinator, Dr. Modibo Dicko, Free-lance Consultant. The course took place at the IRSP in Ouidah (Benin) from April 23rd to May 18th, 2018, that is nearly 104 hours of lectures and practical works, 16 hours of field visits and 14 hours of evaluation totaling 134 teaching hours. The teaching techniques used were based on andragogy methods. At the final course evaluation, the overall group average score was 14.8 out of 20, the maximum score was 17 out of 20 and the minimum score was 10.4 out of 20. The following main recommendations were made for the LogiVac Center: Hold before each edition of the course, a session for updating the contents of the modules. Administer some modules as prerequisites to attendees prior to their arrival for the face-to-face phase in order to lighten the courses during this phase. Reflect on the possibility of splitting the course into two different ones: (i) a middle level course for trainees at the central, regional and district levels and (ii) a course for the service level for trainees working at the level of health service provision. Reflect on the feasibility of relocating the course in countries to allow more trainees to participate; this recommendation is more applicable to the service level course.

Point sur la 4ème session de formation Logivac sur la gestion de chaînes d’aprovisionnement

Les systèmes nationaux de logistique vaccinale, conçus au départ dans les années 80, sont aujourd’hui confrontés à une véritable révolution qui se décline sous les aspects suivants : Gamme plus étendue de vaccins et diversité plus grande des stratégies de prestation de services Solarisation et digitalisation de la chaîne logistique : CCEOP, suivi à distance des températures, etc. Intégration des produits des autres programmes de santé et optimisation des chaînes logistiques. Pour face à cette complexité croissante des chaînes logistiques, le PEV et les autres programmes de santé publique doivent renforcer les compétences des ressources humaines intervenant dans la chaîne logistique de la vaccination. Pour les soutenir, le Centre LOGIVAC, créé par l’ AMP et l’IRSP, a élaboré et mis en place cette formation dont l’objectif visé était de mettre à la disposition des pays de la zone francophone des logisticiens du PEV capables de : Concevoir et mettre en œuvre un système logistique optimisé Planifier les activités de gestion de la logistique de la vaccination Assurer la disponibilité des vaccins dans tous les points de prestation de service Assurer la continuité de la chaine du froid de bout en bout du système logistique Assurer la sécurité vaccinale et la gestion des déchets issus de la vaccination Utiliser les outils modernes de gestion du système d’information logistique de la vaccination Superviser les agents de santé impliqués dans la logistique de vaccination. Contractualiser les services de la logistique. Vingt participants sont venus des pays ci-dessous pour cette session : Bénin (10 stagiaires), Cameroun (2 stagiaires), Côte d’Ivoire (2 stagiaires), Niger (4 stagiaires), Sénégal (1 stagiaire), Tchad (1 stagiaire). L’équipe pédagogique comprenait des facilitateurs béninois et internationaux sous la supervision du Coordinateur du cours, Dr Modibo Dicko, Consultant indépendant. Le cours s’est déroulée à l’IRSP à Ouidah (Bénin) du 23 avril au 18 mai 2018, soit près de 104 heures de cours et de travaux pratiques, 16 heures de visite de terrain et 14 d’heures d’évaluation, soit un total de 134 heures d’enseignements.  Les techniques pédagogiques utilisées étaient sur les techniques d’andragogie. A l’évaluation finale du cours, la moyenne générale du groupe était de 14,8 sur 20, la note maximale était de 17 sur 20 et la minimale de 10,4 sur 20. Les recommandations principales suivantes ont été faites à l’intention du Centre LogiVac : Prévoir avant chaque édition du cours, une session pour la mise à jour des contenus des modules. Administrer certains modules comme prérequis aux participants avant leur arrivée pour la phase présentielle afin d’alléger les cours pendant cette phase. Réfléchir sur la possibilité de scinder le cours en deux cours différents : (i) un cours de niveau moyen pour des stagiaires des niveaux central, régional et de district et (ii) un cours pour le niveau service destiné aux stagiaires travaillant au niveau de prestation de services. Réfléchir sur la faisabilité de délocaliser le cours dans les pays afin de permettre à un plus grand nombre de stagiaires d’y participer ; cette recommandation s’applique davantage au cours du niveau service.

Invitation to the Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference) 2018, Abuja, Nigeria, June 25-27

Dear Colleagues, You are cordially invited to the Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference) 2018, which is to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, June 25-27. The theme of the conference is: "Social Innovation and Health Supply Chain: Engaging Communities and Health System Actors to Develop Local Solutions for Health Supply Chain Challenges." See attached call for abstracts and conference flyer for details. For additional information regarding the meeting, including registration and abstract submission, kindly visit conference website: Thank you Prof Ehijie Enato Chair, AHD Conference

Empower's upcoming workshops in Dubai 2018

Dear Colleagues, I would like to share with you the details of two of Empower's upcoming workshops which may be of interest: 1. 9-Day International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs, scheduled from 21st – 30th March 2018in Dubai, UAE (Brochure Attached) The main objective of the workshop is to describe basic concepts and practical approaches for M&E. This workshop will act as a platform for professionals to share their experiences, case study and knowledge from various health programs (not limited to a single topic) like Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, Maternal Health, Child Health, Family Planning and Nutritional Programs.  2. 5-day International Workshop on Strategic Leadership in Global Health and Development, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, scheduled from 23-27 April 2018 in Dubai, UAE (Brochure Attached) Strategic Leadership workshop will cover:  Systems thinking and strategic leverage Personal mastery and commitment to change Action-learning principles and practice Shared vision and creative tension The theory of constraints and root cause analysis Strategy design and key moves Implementation with accountability Linking data to action I'm sharing with you the link to our course calendar and please forward it to your network - Please do not hesitate to connect with me in case you have any query. Awaiting your positive revert. Regards --  Ms. Kavya RS  |  Training & Education Coordinator  |  Empower School of Health |  SkypeID : empower.schoolofhealth  |

Les inscriptions pour la formation en Logistique de Vaccination sont ouvertes

Le Centre LOGIVAC organise la 3è édition de la formation en Logistique de Vaccination, du 09 avril au 04 mai 2018. Les dossiers d’inscription seront reçus jusqu’au 24 mars 2018. Délivrée entièrement en face-à-face à destination du personnel de santé chargé de la gestion logistique du programme de vaccination aux différents niveaux de la pyramide sanitaire, la formation en logistique de vaccination répond aux nouveaux enjeux de santé publique. A travers des cours présentiels et des travaux pratiques sur le terrain, les apprenants auront renforcé, à l’issue de la formation, leurs capacités professionnelles dans la gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement des vaccins. Plus spécifiquement, ils seront en mesure de : concevoir et mettre en œuvre un système logistique ; planifier les activités logistiques pour la vaccination ; assurer la disponibilité des vaccins ; assurer la continuité de la chaîne du froid ; maintenir la sécurité vaccinale et la gestion des déchets ; utiliser efficacement les outils informatiques usuels du PEV ; assurer la supervision des agents. Nous vous invitons à vous inscrire ou à faire une large diffusion dudit message après avoir consulté la plaquette de présentation expliquant en détail le programme de formation et les modalités d’inscription.

Empower_Johns Hopkins_International Workshop on Strategic Leadership in Global Health and Development

Dear Colleague, Greetings. We are pleased to announce that Empower School of Health is organizing the International Workshop on Strategic Leadership in Global Health and Development, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. The workshop is scheduled from 23-27 April 2018 in Dubai, UAE. Strategic Leadership workshop will cover: Systems thinking and strategic leverage Personal mastery and commitment to change Action-learning principles and practice Shared vision and creative tension The theory of constraints and root cause analysis Strategy design and key moves Implementation with accountability Linking data to action The course is designed for: Policy makers and leaders in healthcare delivery, especially the ones working on Universal Health Access, disease-focused programs, elimination of diseases, global supply chains. The seminar engages participants in exploring innovative approaches to policy analysis, strategic planning, advocacy, program management and evaluation, and organizational change. This course is meant for senior executives with at least 15-20 years experience, and are managing large teams and budget. For example, if you are a Director, Director General, CEO, Country Head, Department Head or Chief of Party, then this course will benefit you. Upon successfully completing this workshop, participants will be able to: Recognize the importance of self-reflection to clarify one’s values and purpose in life, and understand how one’s mindset (world mental models) shapes the reality that one observes Describe the underlying relationships and deeper patterns that shape it, and identify leverage points for change Engage stakeholders at every level in coalitions to generate a shared vision of a better future Build committed action-learning teams based on shared goals and values, mutual respect, and a willingness to take risks and learn from mistakes Negotiate conflict, accepting differences, but taking actions from which all sides can learn and benefit Create organizations with a climate of trust, transparency, cooperation and a desire to learn continuously Communicate effectively by holding conversations focused on outcomes, balancing advocacy with inquiry, and clarifying assumptions, beliefs and feelings within oneself and others Course Fee: The course fee payable is US$ 2500 which includes: One week face-to-face workshop in Dubai Joint Certification from Empower School of Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health The course fee does not include international travel, airport transfers, dinner and accommodation. For registration, please follow this link- Feel free to contact us for any queries you may have. Regards Swati R Dutt | Partnerships & Innovation  |  Empower School of Health |  New Delhi . New York  |  + (India) | SkypeID: partnerships.empower | |    "Empowering lives by promoting universal access to health and education"

Utiliser les Stratégies et pratiques mondiales de vaccination systématique (SPMVS)

Un cours Scholar pour les praticiens de la santé impliqués dans la planification de la vaccination, pour développer leur capacité  L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) invite les praticiens qui contribuent directement
à la planification de la vaccination au niveau national ou infra-national à se joindre à l’une
des deux cohortes du cours Scholar SPMVS.
✔✔ La première cohorte débute le 5 mars 2018 et se termine le 20 avril 2018.
✔✔ La deuxième cohorte débute le 7 mai 2018 et se termine le 22 juin 2018.
✔✔ Les candidatures seront reçues jusqu’au 23 février 2018 pour la première cohorte
et jusqu’au 20 avril 2018 pour la deuxième.
✔✔ Les candidats admis par l’OMS seront invités à assister à une séance préparatoire
obligatoire avant le début de chaque cours.à inclure les investissements transformatifs du SPMVS. Cliquez ici pour déposez votre candidature   The GRISP online course in now available in french.

INVITATION - WHO Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP) Scholar Commencement Event

The World Health Organization Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP) course team invites you to join our digital (online) Commencement Event to recognize the work and celebrate the achievement of the WHO GRISP Scholars Date: 12 December 2017 Time: 14h00 (2 PM) UTC+1 Geneva (check time) Registration: Training ID: 502-385-612 Contact: During this event: Commencement speakers will address course participants to recognize their work and achievement GRISP Scholar participants will present the action planning they have developed to implement a GRISP transformative investment in their country. Participants will also share their experience and insights gained from connecting with EPI colleagues from over 30 countries through intense dialogue and peer review. You are encouraged to download the invitation and share it with your colleagues and professional networks. This WHO digital course used the Scholar Approach, developed by the University of Illinois College of Education and the Geneva Learning Foundation to support effective learning for global health and humanitarian work. This approach combines community of practice, knowledge co-construction, and peer review to support project-based learning. It was first piloted in 2016 by WHO to support country-level action planning based on the Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP) guidelines. The GRISP Scholar course will be offered in French in the first quarter of 2018.  

APPLY NOW : Empower's 8th International Workshop on Quality Assurance in PSM

​​Dear TechNet Members, Greetings. We are pleased to announce that Empower School of Health (ESH), a Centre of Excellence for Global Health Supply Chain Management, is organizing 8th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUALITY ASSURANCE IN PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, scheduled from 29th Jan – 02nd Feb, 2018 in GOA, INDIA. The key topics being covered are: Pharmaceutical Product Quality Rational Quality Assurance System National Quality Assurance Plans and Manual Procuring Good Quality Pharmaceuticals Maintaining Quality throughout supply chain Comprehensive Quality Assurance Systems Besides sessions with experts, we have also arranged for field visits to WHO Pre-Qualified Manufacturing Facilities. We are currently offering group registrations discount. Please follow this link for the online application form- Regards --  Ms. Kavya RS  |  Training & Education Coordinator  |  Empower School of Health

Immunization Academy Update

This month several new data monitoring and supply videos have been added to, including nine new training videos in Swahili. Anyone working in support of EPI can be notified when new videos are added via WhatsApp. Using WhatsApp, text "join" to +255 765 578 712 and you will be added to the Immunization Academy broadcast list. The Immunization Academy is a BMGF-sponsored initiative that provides health professionals with instant access to a comprehensive library of short, practical videos to support immunization training and delivery.

APPLY NOW ⚡ WHO Scholar course on 'Using Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP) to achieve better Immunization outcomes'

Hello, Applicant Learner! The World Health Organization (WHO) invites applications from all  health practitioners involved with immunization planning at national and sub-national levels to join the second cohort of the GRISP Scholar course. Learn more… This digital course is intended for health practitioners involved in immunization planning to develop their capacity to use global routine immunization strategies and practices (GRISP) to achieve better immunization outcomes. This online course starts 16 October and finishes 1 December 2017. During the week of 9–13 October 2017, applicants will be invited to attend an online briefing and complete pre-course orientation. Who should apply We encourage National and sub-national EPI management staff, WHO/UNICEF country and regional staff, in-country partner organization staff and consultants supporting national immunization planning processes to apply. Applications will be accepted until 8 October 2017. 

Note: If you successfully completed the course in 2016, we ask that you do not re-apply but do share your experience (and this announcement) with colleagues. Click here to apply…

Supporting intensified Mission Indradanush

Dear viewers Attaining and sustaining very high vaccination coverage is the basic dream of RI lovers of any country to promote child health. An ambitious flagship project "Mission Indradhanush" was launched by India on 25th Dec 2014 with similar dream.  Now, Urban area of Belagavi District will be operating "INTENSIFIED  MISSION INDRADHANUSH (IMI)" from Oct 2017. The district nodal officer on witnessing the dramatic increase and sustenance of immunization coverage (Christmas gift; Peraje Template; Immunogram study; Chikkaballapur Pilot project; Operation SiGMA; MISS Sampaje) and the recommendation by the district supervisor, 2 days training programme was held in the LHV training centre. In this, the participants were oriented as to how to use "EXTENDED  IMMUNOGRAM" as complementary tool in achieving the objectives of Mission Indradhanush. This tool provdes the A) 2 key elements -- IMI Specific Microplan & IMI specific, MCTS theme based highly sensitive / specific duelist B) non ambiguous denominators, scope to record the numerator against the denominator to obtain the critical indicators of IMI. A brief training report is attached for sharing. Hope we will succeed in this endeavor. IMI Team of Belagavi Holla and others        

Short, practical data monitoring training videos

Immunization Academy ( is a new initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, providing open access to short, practical training videos. The videos support a growing list of immunization topics, using WHO-approved guidance. Currently more than 40 videos on data monioring topics are available. They can be accessed and viewed by anyone working in support of immunization. The videos can be viewed by computer, tablet or smartphone, and can be downloaded for use offline.
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