Development of Training Materials

WHO/AFRO Regional capacity building workshop on the EPI/IMCI Interactive training and resource tool

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) and the Rwandan Ministry of Health hosted the Regional capacity building workshop on the Expanded Programme on Immunization/Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (EPI/IMCI) Interactive training and resource tool from 29 May – 2 June 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The tool was developed in collaboration between WHO/AFRO, NESI, and ITEM Interactive.

Last updated : 27 July, 2017

Workshop to review the findings of the field testing of the EPI/IMCI interactive training tool

The workshop to review the findings of the field testing of the EPI/IMCI interactive training tool was organised by WHO/AFRO in Congo-Brazzaville, from 13 to 15 April 2015.

Last updated : 2 May, 2016

Development of EPI/IMCI interactive resource for African healthcare workers

While significant progress has been made, communicable diseases are still responsible for millions of deaths in children in the WHO African Region each year. Therefore, it is vital that all healthcare workers in the Region have the knowledge and skills to prevent and treat the most common childhood illnesses. To achieve MDG4 of reducing child mortality by two third by 2015, compared to 1990, considerable efforts need to be made to improve the performance of healthcare workers, particularly through cost-effective training methods on the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses.

Last updated : 16 September, 2014

Development of interactive resource for New Vaccine Introduction

The introduction of new vaccines worldwide has highlighted the need for comprehensive training materials for healthcare workers who have been assigned the task of running immunisation sessions.

Last updated : 16 September, 2014

Workshop Vaccinology Modules

Standard training materials for vaccinology courses are currently being developed. These training materials will facilitate the learning process during vaccinology courses. In addition it will enable participants of these courses to use the modules in their lectures at health training institutions or to organise national in-service vaccinology courses.

The modules are developed according to the following reference format:

Last updated : 2 September, 2014

Adaptation of training DVD in French for Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

The Ministry of Health of Madagascar planned to introduce pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) in the national routine immunisation programme. Due to time and financial constraints, it was decided not to develop a new PCV10 training DVD, but to translate the existing Kenyan DVD in French. The script developed for Kenya was translated into French. The voice-over was recorded in Madagascar by a local filming company. Adaptation of the visual text and quiz was done by the Audio-visual Department of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. 

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Development of Vaccinology Modules

Standard training materials for vaccinology courses are currently being developed. These training materials will facilitate the learning process during vaccinology courses. In addition it will enable participants of these courses to use the modules in their lectures at health training institutions or to organise national in-service vaccinology courses.

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Evaluation of training DVD on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

The DVD was shown during face-to-face training which was conducted at all levels (national, provincial, district and health facility level) in December 2010 and January 2011. The trainers/facilitators were available during the training sessions to respond to any questions that the trainees raised regarding the content of the DVD.

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Development of training DVD for Rotavirus Vaccine

Introducing a new vaccine always implicates new information and handlings. Many healthcare workers have to be trained when a country decides to introduce a new vaccine in the routine immunisation programme.

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Evaluation of Pre-Service Training in the African Region

Training needs assessments conducted in various countries of the WHO African Region during the last decade pointed out several challenges in pre- and in-service training of immunisation theory and practice by medical and nursing schools. Some of these challenges presented below required concerted action by the school and national immunisation services to deal with deficiencies in immunisation teaching:

Last updated : 2 August, 2017