Immunization Module: Acknowledgements
Immunization is one of the 13 Blended Learning Modules for the Ethiopian Health Extension Programme. Together with the practical skills training sessions that accompany each of the supported self-study texts, this programme will upgrade the Health Extension Workers who complete the curriculum to Health Extension Practitioners at Level-IV of the Ethiopian Occupational Standards. The upgrading programme is sponsored by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs). The FMOH gratefully acknowledges the receipt of funding for this programme from the Ethiopian Office of UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), The Open University UK, the Alan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation Trust UK, and AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation).
Immunization was produced by a team of Ethiopian experts, who were trained and supported by experts in blended learning pedagogy from the HEAT (Health Education and Training) Team for Africa at The Open University UK. The contributors of original material are:
- Dr Kalid Asrat, FMOH, Ethiopia
- Dr Amha Mekasha (Module Academic Coordinator) Addis Ababa University
- Dr Gavin Grant, WHO/Ethiopia EPI
- Dr Basiro Davey, The Open University
- Dr Janet Haresnape, The Open University
The Academic Editors of Immunization are Dr Basiro Davey, Deputy Director (Ethiopia), HEAT Team at The Open University UK, and Dr Janet Haresnape, in the Department of Life Sciences at The Open University UK. The other members of the HEAT Team are:
- Lesley-Anne Long, HEAT Programme Director
- Alison Robinson, HEAT Programme Coordinator
- Dawn Partner, HEAT Senior Production Assistant
- Jessica Aumann, HEAT Programme Assistant
- Ali Wyllie, HEAT Lead eLearning Adviser
We acknowledge the vital contributions of the Programme Coordinators within Ethiopia:
- Ato Mohammed Hussein Abeseko, UNICEF Ethiopia and the Federal Ministry of Health
- Ato Tedla Mulatu, AMREF Ethiopia
The cover design for Immunization is by Chris Hough, Learning and Teaching Innovation, The Open University UK. The cover photographs are with acknowledgement to hdptcar (large image). This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0. Julien Harnels (small image). This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Licence http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/ by-sa/ 2.0
We particularly wish to acknowledge our use in this Module of extracts and illustrations from the World Health Organization’s series Immunization in Practice: A practical resource guide for health workers in its various editions (1998, 2001, 2004, 2009), particularly Module 2 ‘The vaccines’, Module 3 ‘The cold chain’, Module 4 ‘Ensuring safe injections’, Module 5 ‘Planning immunization sessions to reach every infant’, Module 6 ‘Holding an immunization session’, and Module 7 ‘Monitoring and using your data’.
The opinions expressed in this Module are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the donor organisations whose generous support made the production of Immunization possible.