Vaccination Training for IOM/USRAP



International Organization for Migration



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The US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) vaccination program ensures the vaccination and health examination for the pre-departure of all US-bound refugees. To support the rapid expansion of the vaccination program, USRAP intake center staff across many countries must be trained quickly and thoroughly on proper vaccination practices. To help address this growing need, JSI is supporting the International Organization for Migration (IOM) a rapid, yet comprehensive training program for IOM staff participating in USRAP vaccination program activities.

JSI developed and implemented a stand-up training curriculum on immunization, a complementary e-learning course, and a training-of-trainers (TOT) curriculum for select IOM staff. JSI also supported this initiative through the development of behavior change communication (BCC) materials for refugees to enhance and/or complement information provided by health staff.

The US Refugee Admissions Program vaccination program is a partnership between CDC and the Bureau of Population, Migration and Refugees (PRM), Department of State (DOS). The program is implemented by IOM. It started with five pilot host countries of asylum: Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Ethiopia, and Kenya; and has expanded to sites in more than 20 countries, with additional expansion planned.

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