Name of the activity: PHL Workshop – COVID-19 Vaccination
Country/NMO: MedSIN Sudan
Program: Communicable Diseases
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: Replicating Activity
Category: Capacity Building
Focus area: Work to increase rate of Vaccination
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 17 (Partnerships)
Enrollment valid until: September 30, 2025 (Report to extend)
In Sudan there’s a huge lack in the awareness of the population when it comes to not only the COVID-19 vaccine, but the idea of preventive behavior as a whole. This is evidenced by the low numbers of turnouts at vaccination centers compared to the targets set, and misinformation across social media. The PHL Workshop is a thematic workshop which aims to building the skills of medical students to be able to respond to public health challenges through activity management and advocacy strategies.
In Sudan there’s a huge lack in the awareness of the population when it comes to not only the COVID-19 vaccine, but the idea of preventive behavior as a whole. This is evidenced by the low numbers of turnouts at vaccination centers compared to the targets set, misinformation being spread across media, and the overall behavior and attitude of the population, resulting in only 10% of the Sudanese population being fully vaccinated and 50% of students being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Medical students
- General population
- Medical students
- Healthcare Students
- Participants will gain insight on their specific leadership style
- Participants will learn the different phases of Team Development (forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning).
- Participants will be able to give feedback according to the BIO model
- Participants will be able to define the principle of equity in health
- Participants will become familiar with at least 5 social determinants of health
- Participants will be able to comprehend the issues that face access to vaccines
- Participants will be able to learn problem identification tools.
- Participants will be able to analyze different problems.
- Participants will be able to learn different situation analysis techniques.
- Participants will create a detailed activity plan for COVID-19 vaccination activity
- Participants will create a detailed budget for COVID-19 vaccination activity
- Participants will create an infographic poster for COVID-19 vaccination activity
Indicators of Success:
- 90% of participants identify their own leadership style
- 90% of participants deliver at least one feedback to a fellow participant
- 80% of participants draft a concept note for an activity on vaccine equity related issues
- 90% of participants get a passing score on the final post assessment
- 80% of participants draft a proposal for a vaccine equity related initiative
- 80% of participants create a report template for their activities/ initiatives
- 90% of participants submit their final assignment
The workshop will be facilitated through an array of non-formal education methods that are recognized by IFMSA and MedSIN-Sudan, and will focus on the interaction between the participants and the facilitators.
The time period of the workshop will be roughly divided between the three domains of the workshop (leadership, activity management, public health) in an equal manner.
The participants will be divided into permanent teams at the beginning of the workshop, to make it easier to tackle the topics of the workshop.
As for the organizational aspect of the workshop, a SWG consisting of 2-3 members and led by the SCOPH national team will be formulated with the following tasks:
- Provide logistical support for workshop
- Provide hall
- Ensure provision of hosting
We managed the challenge of finding a hall by reaching out to our partners, UNICEF Sudan hence ensuring the sustainability of the activity.”
Plans for evaluation:
- Direct review of objectives.
- Pre assessment form.
- Post assessment form.
- Final submitted assignment of participants.
- Feedback from participants
NGO, UNICEF Sudan – logistical support