Training initiatives and materials
Global Mid level Management modules (MLM)
This new series of modules on immunization training for Mid-level Managers (MLM) replaces the last version which was published in 1991.
There have been many changes in the world of immunization since then, so these modules are an attempt to provide the immunization manager with up to date technical knowledge, explain how to recognize management and technical problems and take corrective action, and how to make the best use of resources. Each MLM module is organized around a series of steps in which technical information is followed by learning activities.
Module 1 : Cold chain, vaccines and safe-injection equipment management
Module 2 : Partnering with communities
Module 3 : Immunization safety
Module 4 : Supportive supervision
Module 5 : Monitoring the immunization system
Module 6 : Making a comprehensive annual national immunization plan and budget
Module 7 : The EPI coverage survey
Module 8 : Making disease surveillance work
Immunization in Practice - A practical guide for health staff (ISBN: 92-4-154651-4)
This practical guide contains 8 modules targeted at district and health facility staff. It intends to meet the demands to improve immunization services so as to reach more infants in a sustainable way, building upon the experiences of polio eradication. It includes materials adapted from polio on planning, monitoring and use of data to improve the service, that can be used at any level. Immunization in practice is both a resource and training guide that can be used in workshops and supportive supervision visits. It is useful both for staff who are learning to provide immunization services and for those who have been doing so for some time. Its format is easy to follow. Extensive use is made of tables, figures, sample forms, reports, maps, charts and practical tips to assist staff in planning, implementing and monitoring immunization services.
Immunization in practice is available in English and French as a book or CD-ROM.
- Using data for action
- Disease surveillance
- Planning immunization services including introduction of new vaccines
- Vaccine monitoring and cold chain rehabilitation planning
- Immunization Safety
- Involving the community
- Supportive supervision
- Cluster survey for vaccine coverage
Reaching Every District (RED) Strategy
Microplanning for immunization service delivery using the Reaching Every District (RED) strategy.
AFRO Mid level management modules (MLM)
The following link contains a series of modules (in English and French) developed by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) to train national and provincial staff. The modules have been used in several intercountry and in country training courses.
Increasing immunization coverage at health facility level
The aim of this guide is to help health workers to use their own data to identify problems and causes of low immunization coverage, and to plan solutions to increase immunization coverage. These guidelines can be modified to suit the local context and needs and can be used at various levels of the health system in any country. The guide is available in English, French and Russian.
EPI Programme Reviews - Common Assessment Tool
The Common Assessment Tool for Immunization Services is a series of five booklets which explain the seven steps involved in conducting an assessment of a country's immunization programme.