IAIM is the first-ever international professional association for immunization managers. Its objectives are to establish a forum from which immunization managers can discuss and exchange best practices; build and support international and regional networks of immunization managers; and provide immunization managers with opportunities to improve their technical and leadership capacity. The main benefits IAIM will provide for its members include: convening international and regional meetings to provide a forum for discussion, access to training and cutting-edge information and networking opportunities; organizing peer-to-peer exchanges as a means of sharing success factors and problem-solving strategies among immunization managers; and creating an interactive website where members can access and share best practices, research, training and tools.

IAIM is a membership organization, and the target population includes immunization managers at the national and sub-national level from both the public and private sectors and other professionals interested in immunizations.

Sabin announced the launch of the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM) in June 2013. With the support of a five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IAIM’s goal is to help drive the achievement of national, regional and international immunization goals, including those in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), by fostering forward-thinking and superior management of immunization programs. Sabin serves as the Secretariat for IAIM and executes its day-to-day operations. For more information on IAIM, please contact Peter Carrasco, Director of the IAIM Secretariat, at Peter.Carrasco@Sabin.org.

To view the IAIM website, please visit www.iaimanagers.org