The main purpose of the planned training workshop is to focus more on the new updates on immunization schedule, vaccine management, vaccine administration techniques, providing simple education/awareness and overview on vaccine principles, Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI), Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and also update on vaccine cold chain monitoring and management. Twenty participants were reserved for day 1 and 25 participants for the remaining 2 days.
The participants included certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse supervisors, immunization key staff, and private clinic nurses. The health assistants from dispensaries and the health center were also present.
The facilitators and trainers were from the FSM National and Pohnpei State health department, including National Epidemiologist Dr. Sameer Gopalani, National Immunization Manager Mrs. Louisa Helgenberger, Immunization Health Educator Mr. Carter Apaisam, Pohnpei Immunization Coordinator Mr. Spencer Donre, WebIz Registry Coordinator Mr. Augustus Elias, JICA Senior Expert Volunteers on Immunization Prof. Naoki Nakazono, Immunization Supply Specialist Mr. Thomas Donre and former JPIPS expert/ JICA Senior Volunteer Maintenance unit, Mr. Tatsuhiko Tsukakoshi.