October 28, 2014 at 15:00 CAT

Webinar: Web-based Immunization Information Systems

The Better Immunization Data Initiative Learning Network (BLN) would like to invite you to join a webinar which will elaborate on the establishment, use, and added value of a web-based Immunization Information System (IIS) in Albania. The talk will cover the process of establishing the registry-based system, the opportunities it affords, and the challenges and constraints associated with the system.

This webinar is aimed at both technical and non-technical personnel with interest in electronic registers and their impact on immunization services and equitable vaccine delivery to all children.

We hope you can join our speaker Dr. Erida Nelaj, National EPI Manager, Albania on 28th October 2014 from 15:00 to 1600hrs CAT.

If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact Kelly Crawford at kcrawford@path.org.

Please Note: The webinar will be presented in English and unfortunately we will not be able to provide translation services. Apologies for the inconvenience this potentially causes for participation.


Dr. Erida Nelaj, PhD

Dr. Erida Nelaj holds a PhD in vaccine immunology and has been a public health practitioner for 15 years. Dr. Nelaj is currently the national immunization program manager in Albania, a position she has held at the Institute of Public Health since 2008. In the last few years she worked closely with the “Optimize project” where she was part of the team that built a web-based immunisation information system that was initially piloted in one district and is now being scaled up. Dr. Nelaj will share with us the lessons learned and impact of this work on the effectiveness of the Albania immunization program.

Dr. Chilunga Puta, PhD, MPH, CQIA

Dr. Chilunga Puta, currently the Director of the BLN, is an infectious disease research and public health practitioner with over 20 years of experience working in developing country health care settings. She has held diverse technical and administrative positions that have enabled her to acquire a wide range of skills and in-depth understanding of developing economy health care systems. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry and an MPH in Disease Surveillance and is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate of the American Society for Quality.