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EVIN training concludes

A four day long training scheduled on Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (EVIN) was concluded on Tuesday at Prashanti Lodge in Kokrajhar district.

Nearly 100 employee and staffs of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare department took part in the training covering 34 cold chain points in the district,which was organised by Health & Family Welfare department.The EVIN has been aimed to support the Government of India’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in the district as well Assam.

The EVIN has in strengthening the evidence base for improved policy-making in vaccine delivery, procurement and planning for new antigens in India, home to the world’s largest birth cohort of over 27 million. Roll-out underway in states across India. In addition to the states, because EVIN is being rolled-out in 211 districts of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland and Odisha. In doing so, EVIN will support better vaccine logistics management at more than 10,000 cold chain points reaching out to nearly 60 percent of children under the age of two in the country. The EVIN provides an integrated solution to address widespread inequities in vaccine coverage by supporting state governments in overcoming constraints of infrastructure, monitoring and management information systems and human resources, often resulting in overstocking and stock outs of vaccines in storage centres.

Dr Sukamal Basumatary,Project Officer Operation,Kokrajhar for GAVI Health System Strengthening Project said that it is a training scheduled for health staff and employees while implementing the electronic vaccines. The training programme would be highlighting the importance and usefulness of the electronic vaccines among citizens,Dr Basumatary said.

“The training was concluded today after four day with huge throng from the concern department.It will be extending support while keeping and serving immunization in the district”,he added.

Participants expressed their happy over the training proagramme for the employee and staffs in the state.

“We got different types of information and knowledge about performing EVIN in the district.Now,we become expert on the usefulness of EVIN programmes”,said a participant.

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