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TRAINING PROGRAMS AT SHTO

Background:

Immunization is one of the most well-known and effective methods of preventing childhood diseases. With the implementation of Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), significant achievements have been made in preventing and controlling the Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs). Immunization has to be sustained as a high priority to further reduce the incidence of all VPDs, control measles, eliminate tetanus and eradicate poliomyelitis. India has one of the largest Universal Immunization Program (UIP) in the world in terms of quantities of vaccines used, number of beneficiaries (27 million infants and 30.2 million pregnant women) covered, geographical spread (29 States and 6 Union Territories) and manpower involved. India spends more than Rs. 2000 crores every year towards immunization program (including polio eradication)..

Objectives  of  Trainings Offered :

The main objective of these trainings is to enable the Cold Chain technician to efficiently repair Cold Chain & Vaccine Handler to efficiently manage the Cold Chain and Vaccine Management System. It provides the Cold Chain Officer, Cold Chain Technician, Cold Chain Handlers technical and practical guidance that they must weigh to devise the best solution for their circumstances. It is an effort to illustrate how technical and operational issues can be addressed in the field in order to keep vaccine's potency and good quality.

 
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