JSI PROJECTS

Rapid Immunization Skill Enhancement (RISE) in India

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CLIENT

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

LOCATION

International

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SUMMARY

JSI is developing the Rapid Immunization Skills Enhancement (RISE) package with a capacity-building framework to cater to different levels of health personnel vis-a-vis program managers, medical officers, health workers, and mobilizers in India.

JSI is implementing RISE under the Gavi Health System Strengthening Phase 2 Grant for India. The objective of RISE is to develop a constructive, interactive, continuous, and an adaptable knowledge-building system for different levels of health personnel regarding the recent guidelines and updates in the Universal Immunization Program. The RISE package will be developed with JSI's BRICKS capacity-building framework in mind to cater to program managers, medical officers, health workers, and mobilizers. The key feature of this framework is an integrated/ blended-learning approach in which skills or learnings at each stage of training build off each other.

The RISE package will be:
a) Relevant, to the job responsibilities and work environment of the target audience.
b) Robust, to incorporate and update according to the need of the program and thus allow effective knowledge dissemination.
c) Reliable, in terms of improving skills and job performance.
d) Sustainable, by not replacing the existing training mechanisms but will complement to increase their efficiency, reach and effectiveness.

The expected outcome at the end of the grant period will be a constructive, interactive, continuous and an adaptable knowledge and skills building package for health workers, cold chain handlers, program managers and mobilizers working on India’s Universal Immunization Program. The RISE package will deliver an effective and efficient routine immunization capacity building system with a built-in mechanism of self-assessment and refresher training.

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