Since 2015 Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and NESI/University of Antwerp are closely collaborating to improve the pre-service training in immunisation at nursing and midwifery training institutions in Kenya. With its network of 31 colleges across the country, KMTC is one of the leading health training institutions in Kenya, and is also the driving force advocating for updating EPI curricula at all pre-service nursing and midwifery training institutions in the country.
Following a survey to determine the technical competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of nurse lecturers in EPI at the different KMTC colleges, a workshop was organised to strengthen the teaching and learning of immunisation within the existing curriculum for the pre-service Kenyan Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) programme. Consensus was obtained on the EPI content to be incorporated in the pre-service KRCHN curriculum, using the EPI prototype curriculum as a guideline. Currently a workshop is being planned to develop the EPI learning guide to be used by students during the skills laboratory sessions.