In order to achieve measurable improvements in the availability, quality, use and transparency of data and enable countries to use data to improve immunization coverage and equity, UNICEF, with support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is supporting countries in the use of geospatial data and technologies to improve planning and monitoring for equitable provision of immunization services.
A capacity building exercise was conducted between January-May 2018 in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, and specifically with the National Vaccination and Immunization Program (NVIP), to strengthen the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in support of national and subnational mapping of immunization coverage, target population and geographic accessibility to immunization services for improved immunization coverage and equity in Kenya.
The activities included a technical stakeholder inception meeting (February 2018), a data gathering and preparation phase (February-May 2018) and a capacity building workshop in Machakos (May 2018).
INCEPTION STAKEHOLDER MEETING REPORT
An inception stakeholder consultation was conducted in February 2018 in Nairobi, under the auspices of NVIP in close collaboration with the Division of M&E, Health Research and Development and Health Informatics (Div. MEHRDHI) and with support of UNICEF Kenya, UNICEF ESARO, and UNICEF HQ, with the objective of aligning the proposed training program to the NVIP strategic priorities based on the existing technical capacity in the Ministry for the use of geospatial data and technologies.
This document reports on the capacity building workshop conducted in May 14-20 2018 in Machakos, led by UNICEF in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and with support from the University of Nairobi, the University of Geneva, KEMRI Wellcome Trust and ICF international, which had the objective to strengthen the use of geospatial mapping for improved immunisation coverage and equity in Kenya.