To be effective, a national immunisation programme relies on the support of well-informed medical, nursing and support staff. To provide immunisation services of good quality it is essential to have a workforce that is sufficient in numbers, well-educated and trained, adequately deployed and motivated. Evaluation of Mid-Level Management (MLM) courses has clearly shown that the performance of healthcare workers improves after in-service training.
In addition, with the expanding immunisation agenda, members of the National Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (NITAG), policy-makers, EPI managers and vaccinators are tasked with making evidence-based recommendations and decisions whether a new vaccine merits introduction into national immunisation programmes, contribute to implementation of new vaccine introduction and efficient management of immunisation programmes. Therefore it is paramount that they are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art information on vaccines and immunisation.
In this section you will find links to training materials for healthcare workers, training modules on vaccines and immunisation used in EPI Mid-Level Management (MLM) as well as audio-visual materials to assist countries with the introduction of new vaccines.