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Effectiveness of Investments in Leadership and Management Capacity in the Context of National EPI Programs

Francis Xavier *

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Geneva, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

*Corresponding Author:
Francis Xavier
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Geneva, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
E-mail:[email protected]

Received date:  September 30,2022 Manuscript No. IPIMP-22-14761; Editor assigned date: October 03, 2022, PreQC No.IPIMP-22-14761 (PQ); Reviewed date: October 13,2022 QC No IPIMP-22-14761; Revised date: October 20,2022,Manuscript No. IPIMP-22-14761(R); Published date: October 25,2022,Manuscript No. IPIMP-22-14761; DOI: 10.36648/2471-9803.8.9.87.

Citation:Xavier F (2022) Effectiveness of Investments in Leadership and Management Capacity in the Context of National EPI Programs, Crit Care Obst Gyne Vol.8.No.9:87.

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Context of National EPI Programs

However, in the context of national EPI programs, there is little empirical evidence of the effectiveness of investments in leadership and management capacity. Women outperformed men in the EPI LAMP program's eight domains of management and leadership competence, which showed significant improvement among delegates. Each team's breakthrough projects had measurable effects on the performance of the EPI program. Our findings show a clear potential for measurable impact of leadership development programs and a strong appetite for support for leadership development from national immunization professionals. Strengthening leadership and management competencies among national Expanded Programme on Immunization teams will be crucial to achieving global immunization targets and other sustainable development goals. However, in the context of national EPI programs, there is little empirical evidence of the effectiveness of investments in leadership and management capacity. As a result, we set out to assess the EPI Leadership and Management Programme, a nine-month certificate program for EPI teams working in national Ministries of Health in Gavi priority countries in Anglophone and Francophone Africa and Asia. We described EPI LAMP at four levels through a mixed-methods longitudinal evaluation: changes in management and leadership abilities as a result of competency surveys and exit interviews, as well as participant responses to the training experience as determined by program administration records and satisfaction surveys; behavior shift in the workplace as a result of exit interviews; based on the results of each delegate's leadership project and the impact of the training on the performance of the EPI program. In the first three cohorts, the program involved 16 nations and had a graduation rate of 86 percent. Eight domains of management and leadership competence were significantly improved by participants, with the governance and leadership domain showing the greatest improvement. Particularly in the fields of operations management and political advocacy and dialogue, where women showed greater gains than men, When compared to participants who spoke English, there was no difference in the gains made by French-speaking delegates. Metrics specific to each project showed that breakthrough projects developed by each team improved the performance of the EPI program. Our findings demonstrate that team-based leadership programs can improve management practice, collaboration, and problem-solving, and that engagement with the broader policy and organizational context is required to develop the systems thinking capacity necessary to address complex challenges and enhance system performance. One or two intramuscular doses of four formulations containing genotype VLPs and 0.5 mg Al at 28 days intervals were given to two age cohorts of children enrolled in this phase 2 studies from Finland, Panama, and Colombia. The four groups were further divided into two equal subgroups. On days 1 and 210, ELISA Pan-Ig and histoblood group antigen-blocking antibodies were measured against each VLP.Unsolicited or serious adverse events, as well as solicited local and systemic adverse events, were recorded by parents/guardians. No vaccine-related SAEs were reported, and all formulations were well tolerated across age cohorts and dosage groups. Most of the solicited adverse events (AEs) were mild to moderate, went away quickly, and did not get worse after the second dose. The second dose only slightly increased the initial pan-Ig and HBGA Day 29 after just one dose across all dose groups. The profiles of HBGA responses were similar. The geometric mean titters for Pan Ig and HBGA persisted.

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