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05 days International training programme on “Logistics Management of Vaccines with special focus on Strengthening Cold chain ” during April 20-24,2020 at The IIHMR University, Jaipur, India .

Respected Sir/Madam  
Greetings from IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR , INDIA I take immense pleasure to share with you that School of Pharmaceutical Management; The IIHMR University is organizing a 05 days International training programme on “Logistics Management of Vaccines with special focus on Strengthening Cold chain ” during April 20-24,2020 at The IIHMR University, Jaipur, India. The program is designed primarily with a focus to assist the countries/national health system programs to address the challenges in vaccine management thus ensuring access to quality vaccines in the immunization program. The program contents are as below PROGRAM CONTENTS: -
Introduction to immunization basics and Universal Immunization Program (UIP) Procurement of vaccines Cold chain management Key elements of cold chain system Cold chain Equipment’s and their maintenance Monitoring the cold chain temperature Vaccines Management Demand estimation Indenting Stock Management Storage & Distribution Supportive supervision Reporting/Documentation & MIS AEFI and Immunization Waste Management eVIN- Effectively managing vaccine logistics Social mobilization, advocacy and communication for EPI Field visit to cold chain point  Hands on training on temperature monitoring devices Link for brochure https://www.iihmr.edu.in/files/training/brochure/170/logistics-management-of-vaccines.pdf PROGRAMME FEE Foreign Nationals: USD 700 per participant plus 18% GST Indian Nationals: Rs 37,500 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 (23rd March 2020) 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 filled and scanned nomination form (attached) to the program coordinator at saurabh@iihmr.edu.in    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,  Fax: +91 141 3924738, Mobile - +91-8890398067 Email: saurabh@iihmr.edu.in

Rencontre Scholars ivoiriens et DCPEV à Abidjan le 28 août 2019

Gata Kouame Etienne Publié dans :
Le mercredi 28 août 2019 à 15 heures, s'est tenue à Abidjan une importante rencontre entre les Scholars de Côte d'Ivoire et les autorités du PEV national. L'ordre du jour a porté essentiellement sur la présentation du groupe pays Côte d'Ivoire. La rencontre a vu la présence effective du Professeur EKRA  Daniel, Directeur Coordonnateur du PEV national et d'une dizaine de Scholars venus de tous les coins du pays. Le Team Leader, Kouame Etienne Gata a dans son intervention situé le contexte de la rencontre après avoir remercié l'équipe dirigeante de la DCPEV.  Le Chef d'équipe est revenu dans son exposé sur l'approche pédagogique de l'OMS qui depuis 2016 a recours à la méthode Scholar afin de soutenir le renforcement des capacités des pays pour la vaccination. Cette methode développée par la Fondation Apprendre Genève vise à renforcer les compétences et les actions dans les domaines de la Santé publique et de l'humanitaire. Le groupe pays Côte d'Ivoire à l'instars de nombreux autres pays du monde s'est engagé résolument dans l'aprentissage des cours Scholar et compte aujourd'hui plus de cinquante (50) apprenants que ce soit pour les cours Survey  Scholars,  SPMVS , AMV.    Poursuivant son exposé sur la présentation du groupe Côte d'Ivoire, le Team Leader a montré l'effort de structuration interne qui a été fait et informé le Directeur Cordonnateur du PEV sur la mise en oeuvre de certains projets individuels dans le cadre de l'Accélérateur d'Impact. Il a ajouté qu'un projet collectif conforme au PPac 2019-2020, qui s'intègre dans l'effort plus général de réduction des inégalités et d'amélioration de la couverture vaccinale du pays a été élaboré et attend d'être implémenté après validation et appui de  la DCPEV. Il a été appuyé en cela par le Porte-parole du groupe , M.  AKAFFOU Fulgence qui a décrit l'expérience de mise en oeuvre de son projet individuel. Le Chef d'équipe a avant de clore son intervention,  procedé à la lecture du serment pour l'impact sous les applaudissements de l'assistance. Prenant la parole, le Directeur Coordonnateur du PEV a remercié les participants et décidé d'apporter un appui ferme aux Scholars de Côte d'Ivoire. Il a instruit le Team Leader de faire parvenir à la DCPEV, la liste des Scholars et souhaité la présentation et la validation par sa structure du projet collectif. Le deuxième temps fort de la cérémonie a été marquée par la remise symbolique des Certificats OMS Scholars par le Directeur aux différents Scholars présents. Commencée à 15 h 04 mn, la rencontre a pris fin à 16 h 17 mn avec la prise de photo d'ensemble. Fait à Abidjan le 28 août 2019 Le Team Leader pays Kouame Etienne Gata

Immunization Supply Chain Leadership Webinar Series

See the attached announcement for details on the upcoming webinar series. Register in advance for the Strategic Planning for Immunization Supply Chain webinar on September 17th using this link: https://jsi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZC6udeUSREuv-2kvxTNX1w After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A link to register for each subsequent webinar will be emailed to you in advance of each webinar. Please address any questions to Barbara Lamphere at barbara_birch_lamphere@jsi.com.

Webinar: Historia Clínica Electrónica (EHR)

Estamad@s colegas / Dear colleagues Iniciamos el ciclo de Webinars con la Red Centroamericana de Informática en Salud / We start the webinars cycle with Central American Health Informatics Network. - Tema / topic: Historia Clínica Electrónica / Electronic Health Records - Día /day: Sábado 31 de agosto de 2019 / Saturday, August 31th 2019 - Hora / time: 10 AM - Centro América / Central America 11 AM - Bogotá 12 PM - Washington D.C. (EST) - Registro en / register: https://recainsa.org/webinar-hce-ago-2019/ ** Only Spanish language Agradecemos compartir esta información con sus redes de contactos / We thank you for sharing with your networks. Saludos cordiales / Best regards Daniel Otzoy

Access Immunization Academy Video Lessons in French

Dear colleagues,   Immunization Academy would like to share some exciting news with the TechNet community.  As of July 2019, all 94 video lessons are available in French. With the complete catalogue of free video lessons now available in French, Swahili, and English, we hope that Immunization Academy will be accessible to an even broader audience.   As you may know, Immunization Academy launched in summer of 2017 to provide short, how-to video lessons for immunization professionals on topics such as cold chain, data monitoring, vaccine delivery, and more. We now have 33,000 learners in 195 countries.  Use Immunization Academy to:  Refresh your skills in your moment of need - Immunization Academy is free and accessible on any device  Download videos to watch offline  - You can learn and share knowledge with others without using cellular data or WiFi  Improve the performance of team members - Provide on-the-job training through quick, targeted video lessons  Learn a new skill - Create an account to save your favorite videos and build video playlists  We are currently working on adding new video topics and features that will make the learning experience even better for users around the globe. In the meantime, please share any suggestions you have directly with Alice@ImmunizationAcademy.com. 
 
Alice Bumgarner 
Director, Immunization Academy 
Alice@ImmunizationAcademy.com 

Avez-vous un intérêt pour les registres numériques de vaccination (RNV)?

La Fondation Apprendre Genève a le plaisir d'annoncer le lancement par l'Organisation pan-américaine de la Santé (OPS) de son programme Scholar, avec un cours inaugural en espagnol sur le thème des registres numériques de vaccination (RNV). Si vous souhaitez suivre ce cours en anglais ou en français, nous vous invitons à déclarer votre intérêt. Accédez au formulaire… Veuillez partager cette invitation avec vos collègues et réseaux de confiance. Lorsque vous enregistrez votre déclaration d'intérêt, le lien pour télécharger la publication "Registre numériques de vaccination: considérations pratiques pour la planification, le développement, la mise en œuvre et l'évaluation, 2018" (en anglais) s'affiche à l'écran. Si vous parlez espagnol ou travaillez avec des hispanophones, vous trouverez l'annonce complète du cours et le dossier de candidature via ce lien. Cliquez ici pour déclarer votre intérêt pour la version française…

Are you interested in Electronic Immunization Registries (EIR)?

  We are pleased to announce that the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has just launched its Scholar programme with an inaugural course in Spanish on the topic of electronic immunization registries (EIR). If you would be interested in taking this course in English or in French, please complete this form to express your interest. Upon registering your interest, the link to download the publication “Electronic Immunization Registry: Practical Considerations for Planning, Development, Implementation and Evaluation, 2018” will be displayed on your screen. If you are a Spanish speaker or work with Spanish speakers, you will find the full course announcement via this link. Please share this call for expressions of interest with your trusted colleagues and networks.

CURSO DE OPS/OMS EN SCHOLAR SOBRE PLANEACIÓN E IMPLEMENTACIÓN DEL REGISTRO NOMINAL DE VACUNACIÓN ELECTRÓNICO

La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) le invita a postular al primer grupo del Curso de Certificación Nivel 1 sobre Planeación, Implementación y Evaluación del Registro de Vacunación Electrónico. Este curso digital interactivo en español (el curso en inglés se ofrecerá posteriormente) está dirigido a funcionarios del Programa Ampliado de Inmunización (PAI) y Administradores de Datos vinculados a los Ministerios de Salud a nivel nacional y regional, a los funcionarios de PAI de OPS de las sedes del país y de las agencias asociadas. Animamos al personal de vacunación que participe directamente en las actividades de registro de vacunación electrónico y que esté dispuesto a innovar en temas relacionados con la recolección de datos de vacunación, la calidad de los mismos y su utilización. La sesión informativa sobre este curso se llevará a cabo el 20 de agosto de 2019 a las 2 p.m. EST. Se recomienda encarecidamente a los solicitantes y otras partes interesadas que asistan. Cuando: Martes 20 de agosto de 2019 a las 2 p.m. EST (Hora en su ubicación) Enlace de registro: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nb8heTITRwO3Gd6F9sTa9Q  Anuncio detallado (favor leer detenidamente antes de postular al curso): https://learning.foundation/paho-eir-es/ FECHA LIMITE: 28 de agosto del 2019   Sólo los solicitantes admitidos recibirán una Carta de Aceptación por correo electrónico de parte de la OPS. Favor dirigir sus preguntas o comentarios a scholar-es@learning.foundation

Cameroonian Scholar Alumni on the Road to Impact for better Immunization Outcomes

After it all began... The month of July has been a very busy month for Scholars of both the French and English speaking cohorts in Cameroon. Throghout this month EPI activities at all levels of the health pyramid have been colored and flavored by the dynamism of the over 50 scholars scattered all over the national territory. It all began on the Thursday July 04, 2019 when the Permanent Secretary of the Central Technical Group for the Expanded Program on Immunization recognized Scholar Alumni during the EPI National Monitoring meeting by handing over their certificates to those present. That was the first mile engaged on the course to IMPACT and since then the Scholar Cameroon team has all but accelerated. With renewed enthusiasm and engagement we set out to build a strong country team, based on the guidance from the scholar team. Cameroon is a particular country because we have the opportunity to have two country groups because of our bilingual nature. I see this as an opportunity and not a threat that we can build on. We get to enjoy the best of both worlds (English and French of course!!!) So far, what have we achieved?  We have been able to set up a national EPI team recognized by the National EPI Technical Group  Held 4/4 weekly country team meetings within the four weeks of the launch pad on skype 8 out of 10 Regions in Cameroon have functional Scholar groups that have met and have a designated team leader All the two English speaking Regions of the North West and South West have prsented their projects to their Regional Delegates of Public Health The country is working on implementing a common GRISP project that is currently under review Based on the security challenges plaguing our two English speaking Regions they are working on common projects tailored with implementation strategies that will enable them to reach more children with immunization services Individual scholars have taken steps towards implementing their projects especially those who did the GRISP level 1 and level 2 courses Every opportunity we have had this month, we have used to contaminate others with the scholar spirit annd this has enabled us to get over 100 personnel at all levels of the health pyramid to apply for this fall's WHO Scholar Course on Data Improvement Planning What have we learnt? It is often said that to go fast, you should go alone, but to go far you should walk with others, but we have realised with the impact accelerator that with good organization, together we can actually go further and at a faster pace. More over, working together is more satisfying than working alone. We have moved from being theoritical to being concrete and practical,  engaged in getting measurable results. This matters to us because we are driven by a pledge for IMPACT that we have made with the sole goal of making a difference as far as reducing immunization inequities and improving immunization coverage is concerned. We have embarked on a course that can only gain momentum and pick up speed as time goes on until every child has received all the vaccines they need.

Some of the things that I did to turn My project into action and result in my district.

Having successfully completed the GRISP Level 1 certification course in routine immunization planning. WHO impact accelerator team call for urgent need to implement the project I developed through the course, titled: "Nigeria-invest in a tailored strategy that identify under vaccinated and unvaccinated persons and regularly provide them with the vaccines they need", to turn the project into action and result in Madobi local government area of Kano state as My district of implementation. Attached are resource and materials I developed and use to help me brought all partners on board and supportive during the implementation exercise. 

Redesigned storage code for accommodating Rota Virus Vaccine in the 3+2 baskets [300L] Ice-lined Refrigerator in the planning units.

Dear all Routine Immunization programme is rapidly expanding in the country, more and more vaccines are included in the National Immunization Schedule [NIS] in phased manner. Rota Virus Vaccine is being introduced in Karnataka. As customary, in Dakshinakannada district, training programmes were held in 2 batches on 17th & 19th July 2019 in collaboration with WHO country office, this will be followed by training at block and planning unit level. With additional vaccines, additional cold space is required. Most of the multi dose vials have 10 or more doses e.g. 2mL OPV provides 20 doses, 5mL MR provides 10 doses, 2.5mL fIPV provides 25 doses. Currently supplied RVV is unique in the sense 5mL per vial after reconstitution has 2 doses of 2.5mL each. Hence the storage code is revised to accommodate Vaccine Vials if not the diluents. A Planning Unit in Karnataka is not having more than 30,000 populations, at 20 birth rate; estimated annual target of 0-1year children will be 600, on an average 50 per month. RVV vial requirement is 50 infants×3doses=150×1.11wmf [@90% usage] =166.5 doses +25% buffer stock=166.5+41.65 = 288.15; rounded off to 290. @ 2 doses per vial, 145 vials are needed with 145 diluents and 290 6mL oral syringes. Diluents and oral syringes can be kept outside the cold chain and required number of diluent vials need to be kept in the ILR at least 24hrs prior to the session. Karnataka has the luxury of having adequate planning units, majority do not have more than 350 children per year at least in the rural area. Author had revised the earlier storage code of 2012 designed for ILR’s with 2+1 baskets [140L] for 300L ILR with 3+2 baskets, submitted to the state government which issued official circular on 29 April 2018 to all the districts and planning units. Now, in view of above it is redesigned for operational use and submitting the draft to the government for needful. regards Dr Holla

Updating for Keeping Pace with current Practice

Dear all During the routine visits to Medical Colleges, opportunistic proactive supportive supervision was provided which helps in updating the practices on the spot to keep pace with the current schedule. It also gives an opportunity to share the successful interventions through on the spot rectification and presentations. This being opportunistic and voluntary - it is a zero budget activity which anybody can do. Attached is one such example happened on 17 July 2019. Wish you happy reading Holla     

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

Narayana Holla Publié dans :
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  
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New TechNet-21 Resource Library

Moderator Publié dans :
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new resource library available here: http://bit.ly/vaccine_library  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! 

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!

Stephanie Shendale Publié dans :
Announcing a new Topic resource page: EPI Core Reference Materials, now available on TechNet here: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/epi-core-reference
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 saurabh@iihmr.edu.in   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: saurabh@iihmr.edu.in

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

Umit Kartoglu Publié dans :
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 http://kartoglu.ch/goauthentic/ 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

Catharina de Kat Publié dans :
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: http://learning.foundation/ima-level1-en/?utm_source=WHO+Scholar+network+(English)&utm_campaign=e9e7e0da24-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_28_05_22_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_55bba48b4a-e9e7e0da24-260659585

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 training@empowerschoolofhealth.org and let us know if you need any other assistance.   Click Here to apply now - https://goo.gl/3B6joR

Regards

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

Apply Now for Empower's PGD in PSCM_September 2018

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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 - https://goo.gl/7QpHg2 Regards
Ms. Kavya RS | Training & Education Coordinator | New Delhi . New York | SkypeID : empower.schoolofhealth | +91.95.99.83.50.01 (India) | info@empowerschoolofhealth.org | www.empowerschoolofhealth.org

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

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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 - training@empowerschoolofhealth.org
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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. https://www.technet-21.org/en/library/explore/service-delivery/2975-multi-dose-vial-policy-elearning-mini-course --> 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.
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TechNet-21 Careers: your gateway for immunization jobs

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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)

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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: goo.gl/aRyGG5

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.
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