Developed jointly by UNICEF and WHO, the Immunization eLearning Initiative provides all immunization staff with access to training in areas deemed vital to the advancement of the Global Vaccine Action Plan and its vision that everyone live a life free from vaccine preventable disease.

Microplanning is one of the tools that health workers use to ensure that immunization services reach every community. Microplanning is used to identify priority communities, to address barriers, and to develop workplans with solutions. Many immunization staff members develop and/or participate in microplans, but do you know if it is being done effectively?

The Microplanning course provides a series of mini-lessons that will look at each step of the microplanning process and evaluate your own health centre microplanning maps, forms, and tables. After you’ve finished your self-evaluation, you’ll be guided through a process to strengthen each step of the microplanning process.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, you'll know how to:

  • Make or update a district and health centre map
  • Identify priority health centres and communities
  • Identify barriers to access and utilisation
  • Identify solutions and prepare a workplan
  • Make a session plan

Audience

This course is intended for UNICEF and WHO staff working in immunization across all levels of the organization (headquarters, regional, sub-regional, and country). It is also open to consultants and partners working in support of immunization.

It is recommended that immunization staff include the Immunization eLearning Initiative courses as part of their professional development plan. Discuss with your supervisor to include this training curriculum as part of your 2016 goals.

Length

This mini-course has a total duration of approximately 45 minutes. 

Methodology

This course is composed of self-guided, animated tutorials authored by subject matter experts.

Structure

This course is intended to provide valuable short-format learning. It includes a series of five mini-lessons, lasting 5-10 minutes each.

Contact details

For questions or feedback on this programme, please contact Richard Duncan, Senior Immunization Specialist at UNICEF: rduncan@unicef.org