Religious and Scholars Leader training Project:
This project will be implanted in 25 provinces on importance of immunization for religious’ leader and scholars. Totally 10700 religious leader will be trained in Kabul, Wardak, Logar, Parwan, Kapisa,Panjsher, Takhar,Badakhshan,Kunduz,Baghlan,Samangan,Balkh,Jawzjan,Sar-e-Pul,Faryab, Badghess, Heart, Ghor, Nimrooz, Daikunid, Bamyan, Ghazni, Paktia, Paktika and Khost provinces. The project duration is one year starting from 4th of December 2019 and will be completed in end of December 2020. The overall objective of the project is to prepare religious leaders to understand and support the expanded program on immunization (EPI)in their respective provinces and local communities/villages. The activities include advocacy and sensitization of religious leaders and scholars to play active role in rising community awareness and motivate about importance of routine immunization and help eliminating refusals mainly because of religious misconceptions through different means e.g. mosques, community gathering, etc. The trainees will receive a full day classroom training on importance of immunization through religious training guidelines which is prepared by NEPI.