Orientation Workshop for Members of the Zimbabwe NITAG
August 3, 2016
The SIVAC Initiative of the HPID Center and WHO are organising an orientation workshop for members of the Zimbabwe NITAG in Harare on July 18th-19th 2016. The twenty-five (25 ) members (including core and liaison members as well as secretariat) participate in the workshop.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
- Familiarise NITAG members with the global, regional and national immunisation landscape
- Orient members to NITAG functioning as per WHO guidelines
- Present methods for issuing evidence - based recommendations
- Draft tools and materials for NITAG operations
The workshop uses materials from the NITAGs training manual developed by the SIVAC Initiative in collaboration with partners.
The Zimbabwe NITAG comprised of national experts, technicians and partners to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Health was created in 2011. Since then, the NITAG has issued a number of recommendations and briefing notes to the Ministry on Health on new vaccines and vaccinations, including on Measles-Rubella, IPV, new vaccination schedule, AEFI reporting and monitoring and on EPI functioning (human resources, logistics, reporting).