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Uganda Immunization Training Program (UITP)

Uganda Immunization Training Program (UITP)
Uganda Immunization Training Program (UITP)

The Uganda Immunization Training Program (UITP) aims at training mid-level immunization personnel and managers of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in Uganda, with skills in immunization service delivery and vaccine management through short training programs.

Started in December 2007,UITP is a collaboration of the Task Force for Global Health, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), Uganda Ministry of Health, and the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI). The project is funded by the Merck Company Foundation under its Merck Vaccine Network Africa (MVN-A) branch.

To achieve its objectives UITP is addressing some of the challenges in EPI training using materials adapted from WHO AFRO and conducting cascade training on immunization service delivery for national and district level managers. The long term goal is to train all EPI staff in Ministry of Health facilities in Uganda.

Achievements

  • Reviewed and adopted training materials
  • Participated in polio eradication campaigns
  • Conducted operational-level trainings
  • Trained district and health sub-district mid-level managers in immunization service delivery

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