Areas of Work

Education & Training

In the field of education and training, NESI:

  • Organises training events in collaboration with other organisations; 
  • Monitors and evaluates currently implemented education and training programmes
  • Validates the content of educational and training materials; 
  • Develops up-to-date, high-quality training materials for different audiences involved in immunisation programmes; 
  • Provides support to universities to improve the curriculum of health professionals involved in immunisation and advises on regular refresher courses in collaboration with Ministries of health.


Technical Support 

In the area of technical support, NESI:

  • Performs needs assessments for education and training in collaboration with academic and other partners;
  • Assists countries in developing comprehensive training plans as part of their Multi-Year Plans (MYPs);
  • Provides support for country staff to implement training activities;
  • Improves national and regional capacity to deliver education and training.


Operational Research

In the field of operational research, NESI:

  • Provides guidance, scientific and technical support to MSc and PhD students
  • Acts as external reviewer for MSc and PhD theses
  • Assists with phase I to phase III clinical trials, and post-marketing surveillance (phase IV)
  • Conducts post introduction evaluations (PIE) and investigates vaccine impact
  • Evaluates vaccine delivery schedules
  • Evaluates effectiveness and impact of training activities
  • Writes scientific and review articles


Networking & Advocacy

In the area of networking and advocacy, NESI :

  • Facilitates a forum to discuss and coordinate actions related to education, training and support for immunisation programmes in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Maintains a network of specialists drawn from international organisations, universities in both industrialized and developing countries, national immunisation programmes, NGOs, industry and other relevant organisations, to deliver high-quality training in all aspects of immunisation and at different stages of implementation of immunisation programmes;
  • Collaborates with local, regional, and global training initiatives to advocate for better education and training;
  • Offers a website that houses on-line training materials and links to other relevant sites.


Last updated : 27 May, 2019