Expanded Programme on Immunization Prototype Curriculum for nursing/ midwifery schools in the WHO African Region
Human resources are central to managing and delivering health care, including immunization services, to the population. Policy-makers, managers and pre-service training institutions are essential to ensure that a health workforce, sufficient in numbers, well-educated and trained, adequately deployed and motivated, is available to provide immunization services of good quality. Another challenge is to ensure that health personnel training is relevant to national needs. Education and training, therefore, must be coordinated and integrated with the developing health system as it moves toward meeting the objectives of universal coverage in the 21st century included in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in the resolution on the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) 2006–2015 and Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) 2011–2020, the Regional Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Strategic Plan 2014–2020 and the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) 2010–2025.