Solve your global health training challenges with precise, targeted solutions.
Immunization Academy offers engaging and effective training solutions with a team of learning experts ready to support the needs of healthcare professionals and systems. We deliver impact and enable continuous performance improvement.
150+ short videos that teach critical immunization skills.Go
Online courses to help you master any immunization skillGo
Online tests to help identify your strengths and weaknessesGo
Immunization Academy was built to improve the health of caregivers and children by giving health workers access to high-quality educational resources whenever and wherever they need them.
Whom we help
Immunization Academy provides assessment, training, and reinforcement in key areas for healthcare professionals. The Immunization Academy tools directly train healthcare workers to improve primary care.
Public Health Officials
Public health officials and others who manage healthcare workers can use Immunization Academy to develop their own coaching and mentoring skills, while also assigning trainings from the tools to health workers.
National Health Ministries
Immunization Academy engages with national health ministries to discover gaps and create programs to address those gaps. The videos and trainings within Immunization Academy can be assigned to managers and health workers in nationwide programs to improve healthcare.
Immunization Academy partners with organizations to create new content, deliver impactful training solutions to support project goals, and provide strategic advising.
How we help
Find knowledge gaps
IA Score is a tool that helps healthcare professionals determine what they need to know. It is an online assessment tool that enables healthcare professionals to take short tests to identify skill and knowledge gaps, then remedy those gaps with individualized learning plans.
Build fundamental skills
To build essential immunization skills, healthcare workers can turn to IA Learn. IA Learn is a learning platform that offers opportunities for in-depth study and certification in key immunization topics.
Refresh & reinforce skills
Finally, IA Watch helps healthcare professionals reinforce and refresh the skills they have learned. IA Watch is a website with short videos to quickly learn hands-on immunization skills from your phone or laptop.
The Immunization Academy tools are all completely online, self-paced, and free.
IA Watch is available in English, French, Hausa, and Kiswahili, and the other Immunization Academy tools will soon be available in multiple languages as well.
How it is being used
For independent learning
Health workers and health managers alike use Immunization Academy to learn new knowledge and skills in their spare time, from the comfort of their own workspaces.
To aid supportive supervision
Health managers are using Immunization Academy videos during supportive supervisory visits to help communicate critical skills to workers in the clinics.
To complement training workshops
Health managers are bringing Immunization Academy videos into workshops and quarterly review meetings to help communicate important concepts in a consistent and technically accurate way.
Learn more about how Immunization Academy worked with Nigeria to assess and address knowledge gaps.Learn more
Successes we have had
health professionals use the Immunization Academy
countries are represented across our users
members of the IA WhatsApp group
video views of Immunization Academy videos
Learn how health professional knowledge increases by 25% with IA Watch.Learn more
What people are saying
“The content is an inspiring source of training and support for myself and my staff at all levels.”
User in Djibouti
“The app is very useful. I use it when I am supervising to explain issues to the frontline workers and even share with those that have smartphones. It enhances their understanding.”
“This is indeed a very good avenue for filling the knowledge capacity gap of many service providers. We will continue to do that considering its importance in improving the well being of humanity.”
User in Nigeria
Who is behind the Immunization Academy?
The Immunization Academy is created and managed by Bull City Learning with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Based in Durham, North Carolina, USA, BCL has been providing innovative learning programs to the global health community for 7 years. We are experts in learning psychology and instructional design and are dedicated to creating solutions that are user-centered.