Summary Report from the Statistical Training on the 2015 WHO Vaccination Coverage Survey Reference Manual, Madrid - Sept 2016


From 19 to 23 September 2016, 20 representatives of Ministries of Health, National Statistics Offices, both private and public organizations, from five regions of the World Health Organization (WHO) participated in a training facilitated by UNICEF, the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), and consultants held in Madrid, Spain. Training objectives were to: The objective of the training was to have participants: 1. Understand the recommendations from the WHO Vaccination Coverage Cluster Survey Reference Manual 2. Recognize the most common immunization indicators obtained from vaccination coverage surveys 3. Recognize the tasks in vaccination coverage survey planning which require statistician expertise 4. Make recommendations regarding sampling design and sample size in different settings 5. Determine appropriate adjustments to make when encountering challenges in the field 6. Calculate sampling weights and use them as well as the design features to conduct data analysis 7. Use “Vaccination Coverage Quality Indicators (VCQI)” or other analysis programs to analyse survey data