Pre-service training 2021
Kenya Medical Training College
Building on the successful strengthening of EPI pre-service education at KMTC, a joint effort between KMTC, UNICEF and NESI has been initiated to strengthen pre-service education in Effective Vaccine Management (EVM). The aim of the initiative is to incorporate EVM content within pre-service curricula for specific health cadres in the relevant courses at KMTC.
The experience of KMTC in strengthening EPI pre-service training has been published in the “Pan African Medical Journal”:
Juma M, Masresha B, Adekola A, Dochez C. 2022. Strengthening pre-service training of healthcare workers in immunisation and effective vaccine management: the experience of Kenya Medical Training College. Pan African Medical Journal 41: 47.
In addition to the ongoing activities related to strengthening EPI pre-service education, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has urged to prioritise training for all nurse lecturers at KMTC on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination. Therefore, KMTC with support from NESI, organised two training sessions; the first session trained 33 nurse lecturers from 14 to 18 June 2021 at Embu Campus in Kenya, the second session trained 19 nurse lecturers from 20 to 23 December 2021. The course consisted of 9 modules and included a pre- and post-test.
Module 1: Overview of COVID-19 vaccination training approach and objectives
Module 2: Rationale, justification and objectives for deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine
Module 3: COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria and contra-indications
Module 4: COVID-19 vaccines attributes, storage and supply logistics
Module 5: COVID-19 infection prevention and control
Module 6: COVID-19 vaccine administration and safety
Module 7: Communication for COVID-19 vaccines
Module 8: COVID-19 data management and reporting
Module 9: COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring and surveillance