Education & Training: In-service training 2018

Development of Training Materials

Health worker training modules on pneumococcal disease and PCV10 4-dose vial presentation

29 March, 2018

PCV10 presentations currently in use include a single and two-dose vial without preservative. Recently a new presentation of PCV10 has been developed, a 4-dose vial with preservative.

When countries start using the new 4-dose presentation, healthcare workers need to be trained on the correct use of this new presentation, including the use and handling of PCV10 multi-dose vials in accordance with WHO multi-dose vial policy.

To facilitate this process, NESI in collaboration with WHO/HQ, developed training modules on pneumococcal disease and PCV10 new multi-dose vial presentation. The training consists of seven modules, in-cluding a pre- and post-test to measure the impact of the training programme. The total duration of the training is approximately three hours.

Any country moving from the PCV10 single or two-dose vial to the 4-dose vial can use the training modules to prepare the country for the change.

Please click here to check out these new training modules.

Vaccinology Courses

"TropEd" Advanced Vaccinology Course

Berlin, Germany 8 January, 2018 to 19 January, 2018

The TropEd Advanced Vaccinology Course was organised by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health (ITMIH), Berlin, and NESI/University of Antwerp, from 8 to 19 January 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The course is an accredited module (3.5 ECTS credit points) of the TropEd Masters Programme in International Health. TropEd is a network of institutions for higher education in International Health, including European and non-European institutions. The accreditation for the two-weeks advanced vaccinology course was obtained in October 2013 and is valid until October 2018.
Twelve students attended the course. 

Lecturers came from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and the South African Medical Reseach Council (SA-MRC), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Switzerland), Robert Koch Institute (Germany), Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health (Germany), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), WHO/HQ (Switzerland), WHO/IARC (France), GlaxoSmithKline (Belgium and Germany) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium).

Teaching methods included seminar-style and interactive lectures, exercises and group work on specific target diseases.
Student evaluation was based on presentation of the group work, a written exam, and a written essay on a topic of choice relevant to vaccines and immunisation. The essays were evaluated by the course directors from ITMIH and NESI.

Last updated: 29 March, 2018