Invitation: WHO Scholar webinar series to reduce inequities and improve coverage

Are you committed to reducing inequities and improving coverage in your country?

The WHO Scholar programme is pleased to invite you to:

  • attend the webinar series about reducing inequities and improving coverage for immunization
  • share the invitation with your trusted colleagues and networks

Should you register for these webinars?

Please register for these webinars only if:

  • You are truly committed to reducing inequities and improving coverage for immunization; and
  • You are sure to attend.

Why is the World Health Organization offering this webinar series?

WHO recognizes that countries may need support to plan and implement the strategies and activities included in guidelines.

Many new strategies and related guidance documents to reduce inequities and improve coverage have been developed at WHO based on the GRISP (Global Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices) and RED (Reaching Every District) guidelines.

The WHO Scholar programme is therefore offering a webinar series open to everyone, focusing on four topics within the broad GRISP umbrella:

  1. Reducing missed opportunities for immunization (MoV).
  2. Strengthening immunization in the second year of life (2YL).
  3. Integrating immunization across the life course and with other health interventions.
  4. Urban immunization and other targeted strategies to reduce inequities.

These open, interactive webinars:

  • aim to answer “How do I…?” with practical examples and methods shared by a global expert.
  • support the progress of participants, who will be able to engage directly with the presenters.
  • will be open to attendance by those who are not taking the course, with no upper limit to the number of attendees.

Who should participate?

You stand to benefit from these webinars if…

  • You work in the MoH or partner agency in the national or sub-national EPI programme or you are part of the WHO EPI staff in a country office.
  • You are part of national or sub-national planning processes (cMYP, annual planning, GAVI TCA/HSS planning)
  • You are motivated to implement innovative ideas to reduce inequities and increase immunization coverage in your country context.
  • You have innovative ideas but need support to move from idea to action.

Participants in the WHO Scholar Level 2 certification in reducing inequities and improving coverage are expected to attend these webinars.

Webinar 1. Establishing and strengthening immunization in the second year of life (2YL)

  • 15 May 2019 at 14h (2 PM) Geneva UTC+2 (check time)
  • Topic: Establishing and strengthening immunization in the second year of life: Practices for vaccination beyond infancy, WHO 2018.
  • Lead presenter: Samir Sodha (WHO)

Webinar 2. Immunization services throughout the life course

  • 16 May 2019 at 14h (2 PM) Geneva UTC+2 (check time)
  • Lead presenter: Emily Wootton (WHO)
  • Topic: Working together: An integration resource guide for immunization services throughout the life course

Webinar 3. Reducing inequities in urban immunization

  • 27 May 2019 at 14h (2 PM) Geneva UTC+2 (check time)
  • Topic: Urban immunization toolkit and guidelines on reducing inequities in immunization.
  • Lead presenter: Godwin Mindra (UNICEF)

Webinar 4. Reducing Missed Opportunities for Vaccination (MOV)

  • 29 May 2019 at 14h (2 PM) Geneva UTC+2 (check time)
  • Topic: Planning Guide to reduce Missed Opportunities for Vaccination
  • Lead presenter: Laura Nic Lochlainn (WHO)

Webinar 5. Deep dive on immunization services throughout the life course

  • 5 June 2019 at 14h (2 PM) Geneva UTC+2 (check time)
  • Topic: Working together: An integration resource guide for immunization services throughout the life course
  • Lead presenter: Emily Wootton (WHO)

Webinar 6. Deep dive on immunization in the second year of life (2YL)

  • 12 June 2019 at 14h (2 PM) Geneva UTC+2 (check time)
  • Topic: Establishing and strengthening immunization in the second year of life: Practices for vaccination beyond infancy
  • Lead presenter: Samir Sodha (WHO)

Author: The Geneva Learning Foundation (TGLF)

The Geneva Learning Foundation (La Fondation Apprendre) is a Swiss non-profit with the mission of fostering learning innovation to tackle wicked problems.