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State-level training on RI, PCV coverage held in Kohima

By EMN Updated: Jul 04, 2024 4:02 pm
State level training on RI PCV coverage held in Kohima
Officials of the Health and Family Welfare department and others during the state-level training on RI strengthening and PCV coverage improvement in Kohima, on Thursday.

DIMAPUR — A two-day state-level training on Routine Immunisation (RI) Strengthening and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) Coverage Improvement was organised by the Department of Health and Family Welfare at De Oriental Grand, Kohima on July 3 and the 4th.

The programme was supported by New Vaccine Introduction team, JSI India, and other development partners including WHO, UNDP and UNICEF, an update stated.

The event brought together key state officials, including the mission director of the National Health Mission (NHM), state immunisation officer (SIO) and deputy director of the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), Nagaland.

District Immunisation officers (DIOs), district program managers (DPMs) and district community mobilisers (DCMs) from across the state were also invited to the two-day training.

The comprehensive agenda for the training covered several crucial topics aimed at strengthening the immunisation programme in the state. Highlights included a detailed exercise on strengthening micro plan, improving the coverage of newly introduced vaccines, the PCV product switch, UWIN, eVIN, cold chain and data management.

Other vital components of the training included a discussion on demand generation and addressing the supply side challenges in successful implementation of the RI programme.

There was also discussion on strengthening urban RI, with an update on Kohima urban and plans for other National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) districts.

The event marked a significant step towards improving routine immunisation coverage including PCV and other new vaccines, the update informed.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 04, 2024 4:02:34 pm
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