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AT IAIM CONFERENCE, IMMUNIZATION MANAGERS SHARE CHALLENGES, SUCCESSES 

ISTANBUL, TURKEY—March 3, 2015—The International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM) today assembled nearly 150 of its members from more than 70 countries to discuss how their diverse experiences can inform efforts to improve the performance of national immunization programs.

Immunization is the one of the “best buys” in public health, saving millions of lives each year. Yet, too often, immunization managers — the public health professionals responsible for managing each country’s immunization efforts and ensuring vaccines reach their population — are facing new challenges with limited resources. Therefore, enhancing and developing their management and leadership skills are needed to ensure that their programs achieve outstanding performance. Better performing immunization programs not only transform the health of communities, they can help to strengthen health systems and assist authorities in responding to public health emergencies. In light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the re-emergence of polio in the Eastern Mediterranean region, the importance of robust health systems cannot be understated. The IAIM Inaugural Conference is a prime opportunity to foster dialogue between health professionals and exchange best practices in immunization program management.

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International Association of Immunization Managers Holds Inaugural Regional Meeting

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA— 22 September 2014 — The International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM) Secretariat, based at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), today announced it will hold its first-ever regional meeting for members from the Middle East and Africa on 25-26 September 2014 in Durban, South Africa.  

The meeting will provide IAIM members — immunization managers and other health professionals — with a unique opportunity to share their experiences and challenges with supporting national and regional immunization programs. They also will engage in peer-to-peer dialogues and networking sessions to exchange best practices and lessons learned in order to improve the impact of their programs.

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Online Member Registration Opens for the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—August 12, 2013—The International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM) today announced the launch of its new website, and the opening of its member registration. IAIM, the first-ever international association for immunization managers, invites immunization managers at national and subnational levels in all countries, working in either the public or private sector, to join as members.  Membership is also open to other health professionals working in the field of immunization, or to professionals who are interested in the field of immunization. Individuals interested in becoming members should complete a brief registration process on the IAIM website, located at http://www.iaimanagers.org.

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Sabin Vaccine Institute Launches International Association of Immunization Managers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 24, 2013—The Sabin Vaccine Institute today announced the launch of the newly-formed International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM).  With the support of a five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IAIM’s objective is to help drive the achievement of national, regional and international immunization goals, including those in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), by fostering forward-thinking and superior management of immunization programs. The association’s governing body, the IAIM ad hoc Governing Council, is holding its inaugural meeting today in Washington, D.C.

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(To see our related announcement in the July 2013 WHO Global Immunization News (GIN) newsletter, click here.)

 


Interviews

 

Immunisation managers key to ‘Decade of Vaccines’: IAIM ad hoc President interviews with Vaccines Today, July 19, 2013

Immunisation managers: learning from each other : IAIM Secretariat Director interviews with Vaccines Today, July 10, 2013

 


IAIM in the news

 

Immunisation managers gather in Turkey, Vaccines Today, March 10, 2015

The International Association of Immunization Managers Inaugural Conference takes place in Istanbul, FTN News, March 3, 2015

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