Vaccine-preventable diseases cause more than 2 million deaths among children in developing countries every year. An adequate number of well-trained health workers is critical to improving countries’ ability to provide essential, life-saving vaccines and to fight diseases.
The human resource (HR) problem in the health sector stems from various causes, including insufficient investment in training, international migration, career changes, and premature retirement and mortality.
For the past two decades, AMP has been working with national, regional, and international partners to address these issues. We develop and implement contextually appropriate training programs in epidemiology, vaccinology, health services management, health promotion, and information technology.
The objectives of these programs, which range in length from several weeks to one-year, are to:
- Contribute to the development of better training for health professionals
- Strengthen the technical and managerial skills of district medical officers
- Optimize the use of surveillance data for vaccine-preventable diseases
- Generate relevant data on the effectiveness and limitations of local immunization programs
- Increase vaccination coverage in developing countries