WHO Scholar webinars on reducing equities in immunization streamed on Facebook Live due to overwhelming demand

Over 2,000 immunization professionals have already registered to attend the webinar series offered by the WHO Scholar programme to support countries in planning and implementing immunization strategies to reduce inequities and improve coverage. More information about the webinars

Due to overwhelming demand beyond our initial capacity of 1,000 participants, we are now streaming each webinar on Facebook Live. (If you are already registered, you do not need to go to Facebook and may join using the invitation link you received by e-mail.)

  • These webinars are open to everyone.
  • There is no upper limit to the number of participants who can view the stream on Facebook.

If you find that you are unable to join the webinar room itself (using the ZOOM application), please view our Facebook page.

  • At the time of the event, you should see a prompt to view the Facebook Live stream.
  • If you like the page, you will then receive notifications when an event starts.
  • The recording of the webinar will be available on the Facebook page shortly after each event.

You are nevertheless encouraged to register for the WHO Scholar webinar series if you wish to receive automated reminders about each session.

About the WHO Scholar programme

The Geneva Learning Foundation’s Scholar Approach is a state-of-the-art evidence-based package for capability development required to lead complex change. This unique Approach has already been shown to not only enhance competencies but also to foster collaborative implementation of transformative projects that begin as course work and end with impact.

WHO has used the Scholar Approach since 2016 to support country-level action planning and capability development to improve immunization outcomes:

  • The network is growing rapidly, with 4,467 English speakers and 2,968 Francophones having participated in the programme’s activities.
  • Working together, Scholars have used WHO guidelines to develop more than 2,000 peer-reviewed, context-specific projects, with over 90% reporting that they routinely use what they learned from the programme.
  • Over 400 programme participants have served as Accompanists, supporting their peers and exercising leadership in new ways that challenge failed, conventional training-of-trainer and cascade models.
  • In some countries, Scholars have spontaneously initiated informal, self-led and motivated groupings of professionals operating across agencies that may provide a different kind of lever for systemic change than traditional top-down approaches to addressing immunization challenges.
  • Building on these emergent dynamics, Scholars are now being invited to join the first Impact Accelerator, working with colleagues from their country toward collaborative project implementation.
  • The programme is fully digital, with no upper limit to the number of participants, and has mobilized participants without having to offer per diem, travel, or hotel accommodation.

The WHO Scholar programme is being developed by the Geneva Learning Foundation and its partners for the World Health organization, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).