Training initiatives and materials
Immunization Training Partnership - building capacity to reach every child
The Immunization Training Partnership brings together interested partners to share existing ideas and develop new techniques that will result in vaccination staff at all levels being trained to new levels of proficiency. By identifying and organizing related material, we hope to bring together all the latest initiatives into one convenient location. Please continue to support this effort by supplying us with relevant information. Imagine what we can accomplish together through training and education.
Immunization Training Partnership website
This web site aims to provide a forum for exchange of information related to immunization training among all interested parties. This web site will be used to facilitate training material dissemination and act as a forum for discussing training content and methodology.
WHO in collaboration with other partners, has set up this web site realizing that several public and private sector organizations are involved in immunization training activities and there is a great need for information sharing to avoid overlaps and ensure consistency.
We hope that all involved in immunization training will contribute regularly to make this web site a useful resource containing comprehensive and updated information on training initiatives, globally.
About the Partnership
Background of the Partnership
The launching of the GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) has created much interest in the development of training materials for health workers on delivering immunization services. Many public and private sector organizations are involved in training activities in different parts of the world.
WHO conducted a survey in 2002 to create an inventory of the ongoing training initiatives and to identify who is doing what sort of training, where and how. The results of the questionnaire highlighted the fact that many organizations were involved in training.
Training Partnership meetings
WHO organized the first meeting of the Partnership in Geneva on 25 April 2002. The meeting was attended by 43 representatives from public and private sector, International Council of Nurses, NGOs, universities, UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, the pharmaceutical industry, WHO regional and HQ staff.
The sixth Immunization Training Partnership Meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 26 October 2009.