Sultanate Scores Top in Effective Vaccine Management Globally
The Sultanate represented by the Health Services has achieved an unprecedented accomplishment as it passed through the World Health Organization (WHO) nine standards of the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessments with an overall score of 99%, making it the first globally.
In this regard, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health, chaired recently a meeting on Vaccines Management Assessment in the Sultanate with the WHO Team, and MOH officials.
A Mission from WHO conducted a comprehensive assessment for vaccines management in Immunization Programme during 20-30 of March in order to identify key strengths, weaknesses, and the recommendations proposed by the WHO to improve the vaccine management systems and thus reach the global standards.
The Team assessed all levels of the Sultanate’s Health Establishments that carry out immunization in the Governorates in addition to assessing the Central and Regional Vaccine Stores in the Governorates and Health Establishments that deliver the service.
The assessment include vaccine arrival to the Central Store, Shipment to the Sultanates’ Governorates and reaching the receiving store. It also covers the methods used in vaccines management such as safety, quality, storage, distribution, and handling of the vaccines in all levels.
It should be noted that out of more than 90 countries assessed on EVM, 4 countries attained 80% score, while the Sultanate scored 99% in all assessment standards.