Washington, DC - February 11, 2019 - With the mutual goal of improving access to life-saving vaccines, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recommitted its support to the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) to relaunch a global network for immunization managers. The success of immunization programs to reach populations with vaccines depends on excellent program management. Sabin will use the three-year, U.S. $3.5 million grant to provide national and sub-national immunization managers with training, education and networking opportunities with an emphasis on management and leadership skills.
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IMMUNIZATION MANAGERS HOSTS DISCUSSIONS ON VACCINE CONFIDENCE DURING REGIONAL MEEETING
Madrid, Spain — February 1, 2017 — Today, the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM), based at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), began its first-ever regional meeting for members from the Americas and Europe. Immunization experts from around the world have gathered to discuss vaccine acceptance and demand, as well as how to measure vaccine knowledge and perceptions, over the course of the two-day conference.
Beijing, China — September 22, 2016 — The International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM), based at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), today began its first-ever regional meeting for members from Asia and the Pacific in Beijing, China.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 24, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) today announced the appointment of Amy Finan as its next chief executive officer, following a global search by its Board of Trustees. Finan, currently the senior vice president responsible for business development with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world's largest membership organization representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, and state biotechnology centers, will assume her new role with Sabin on April 18, 2016.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – February 25, 2016 – If you’ve been following WithinReach’s social media, you’ve seen that we hosted three guests for a week of vaccine hesitancy learning. This great honor was bestowed to WithinReach by the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM), a program of the Sabin Vaccine Institute (SVI), recognizing the extraordinary quality and quantity of vaccine hesitancy research and programmatic work that has happened in Washington State. Why are we doing this? Vaccine hesitancy is a universal phenomenon, but it takes different forms in various places, and our strategies for addressing the problem vary—but we have much to learn from each other, both about the origin of the problem, and possible solutions.
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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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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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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 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.
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.
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