Strong, high-performing immunization teams are critical for the effective and efficient management of immunization programs, and the achievement of population health outcomes. Achieving immunization program targets requires development of leadership and management capacity within immunization teams, grounded in the latest scientific evidence on organizational performance.
To meet this need GHLI has teamed up with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and PATH to deliver a practical and comprehensive professional development program. The EPI Leadership and Management Program (EPI LAMP) represents a flagship investment by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in the systems and capacities needed to achieve immunization program targets at scale.
We engage small teams of immunization team senior managers and Ministry officials with responsibility for immunization program performance. Our team-based, blended learning model includes e-learning modules and three in-person forums, creating an educational experience that is interactive, practical, and aligned with participants' full-time work demands and priorities. At the heart of the EPI LAMP experience is the "breakthrough project," a mentored field project in which participants move through the strategic problem-solving process, using data-driven approaches to define and address key barriers to immunization program success.
Upon completion of the 9-month, team-based, certificate program, teams will emerge prepared to manage the increasingly complex immunization system in their home countries, with attention to efficient operations, robust performance management and improvement, and effective political engagement and advocacy.