Somalia Invests in Routine Immunization Microplanning to Expand Vaccine Coverage
Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 AM
In Somalia, the importance of microplanning at all regions/districts and facilities has been recognized as a means to guide immunization activities and access hard-to-reach areas. In response to this need, EMPHNET has been supporting the Ministry in its focus on developing routine microplanning. This support focuses on strengthening the knowledge and skill of vaccination workers on strategies to deliver immunization services and developing realistic micro-plans through an in-depth understanding of the immunization barrier.
A Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on microplanning for routine immunization was conducted between January 15 and 19, 2023 for 25 EPI staff from the state level. The main topics discussed during the workshop were specific to microplanning at the local management level, plan development, supply calculation, management plan, and planning for immunization sessions among other topics related to routine immunization activities.
The training will be followed by four workshops targeting a total of 60 district-level immunization workers to provide technical and logistic support for the development of health facility-based micro-plans combined with district micro-plans in two states, prioritized based on their low immunization coverage, high zero-dose and accessibility.