IAIM Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program

Please access the Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program Application Form here

Introduction

The IAIM Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program provides the opportunity for immunization managers who would like to advance their knowledge and skills - and their country’s immunization program - to visit an immunization manager in a different country to learn from their program's successes and challenges. The visit typically lasts five business days (plus travel days), and is focused on a management theme chosen by the immunization manager applying for the peer-to-peer exchange (the “Peer Requestor”).  

Theme can focus on any one of the components of an immunization program, such as:

  • Vaccine supply, cold chain, and logistics
  • Immunization program management
  • Management of surveillance system
  • Communication and advocacy
  • Provision of immunization services
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Management of information systems

Each Peer Requestor selected to participate in the program is matched with a “Peer Supporter”, an immunization manager in another country who possesses expertise in the area of interest chosen by the Peer Requestor.

Flight, lodging, and per diem for the Peer Requestor is paid for by IAIM. IAIM also supports the expenses for the Peer Supporter.

 

Eligibility and Administrative Requirements

This program is open to Immunization Manager Members of IAIM who are current immunization managers. Immunization managers are defined by IAIM as individuals who are responsible for managing the operation of all components of the immunization program (at either the national or sub-national level). This also includes managers who are responsible for any major component of the immunization program at the national level. Applicants must have the support of their employer, as demonstrated by their employer’s signature on the last page of the application.

If awarded a Peer-to-Peer Exchange, applicants must be able to show proof of:

  • An insurance plan that covers medical expenses outside of their country
  • A valid passport which does not expire for at least six months from the planned time of their peer-to-peer exchange visit.

 

Application and Selection Cycle

Peer-to-peer exchanges are awarded based on a competitive application process. An estimated 12 peer-to-peer exchanges will be awarded in each cycle. Please see below the timeframe for the application and selection cycles from 2014-2016.

 

2014 (1)

2014 (2)

2015 (1)

2015 (2)

2016 (1)

2016 (2)

Call for Applications Open

Mar 20

Sept 2

Jan 12

June 1

Jan 4

June 6

Applications Due

May 9

Oct 10

Feb 20

July 10

Feb 12

July 15

Application Review and Scoring

May 12- May 29

Oct 13- Oct 30

Feb 23- Mar 12

Jul 13-     Jul 30

Feb 15- Mar 3

Jul 18- Aug 4

Selection of Awardees

May 30

Oct 31

Mar 13

July 31

Mar 4

Aug 5

Identification of Peer Supporters

June 2-26

Nov 3-27

Mar 16- Apr 9

Aug 3-27

Mar 7-31

Aug 8 – Sept 1

Award Notifications Sent*

June 27

Nov 28

April 10

Aug 28

April 1

Sept 2

 

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