Friday, March 21, 2014

JICA Supports a three-day Immunization Workshop in Pohnpei

In collaboration with the FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs (DH&SA) of the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Project for System Improvement of Expanded Program on Immunization in the Pacific Region (J-PIPS Phase 2) conducted a three days Immunization refresher training workshop at Pohnpei State Hospital from 17th to 19th of March 2014.
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.

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