Experience Exchange Meeting

Renforcement des capacités de l'introduction du vaccin contre la varicelle dans les programmes nationaux de vaccination

The workshop "Renforcement des capacités de l'introduction du vaccin contre la varicelle dans les programmes nationaux de vaccination", was organised on 29 March 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco, by the University Cadi Ayyad, SOMIPEV, and NESI/University of Antwerp. 

The workshop explored the current status of varicella vaccine introduction in participating countries, gaps in information about varicella disease burden, and the role of NITAGs in new vaccine introduction.

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Last updated : 11 June, 2019

Strengthening national teams of experts to support HPV vaccine introduction in Eastern Mediterranean countries

From 14 to 16 October 2018, the Workshop on "Strengthening national teams of experts to support HPV vaccine introduction in Eastern Mediterranean countries" was organised in Marrakech, Morocco, by the University Cadi Ayyad, SOMIPEV, and NESI/University of Antwerp. The workshop received support from WHO/EMRO, GHD/EMPHNET and the Ministry of Health of Oman.

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Last updated : 11 June, 2019

Renforcement des capacités de l'introduction du vaccin contre l'HPV dans les programmes nationaux d'immunisation

The HPV vaccine round table “Renforcement des capacités de l’introduction du vaccin contre l’HPV dans les programmes nationaux d’immunisation” was conducted on 6 April 2018, in Marrakech, Morocco, by Cadi Ayyad University, Société Marocaine d’Infectiologie Pédiatrique et de Vaccinologie (SOMIPEV) and NESI/University of Antwerp. This round table was organised back-to-back with the SOMIPEV symposium, which also aims to strengthen South-South collaboration.

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Last updated : 11 June, 2019

Strengthening Capacity on New Vaccine Introduction in the Middle East: varicella vaccination

On 27 January 2017, the launch of a collaborative project "Capacity building activities on vaccines and immunisation to strengthen the national immunisation programmes: strengthening capacity on introduction of new vaccines in the Middle East" between the University of Jordan, NESI/University of Antwerp and the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) took place in Amman, Jordan. The aim of the project is to strengthen decision-makers and NITAGs in the introduction of new vaccines in the Middle East, using the varicella vaccine as a case study.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

The role of the NITAGs in strengthening routine immunisation and new vaccine introduction: Varicella vaccine as a case study

On 3-4 May 2017, the Workshop on "The role of the NITAGs in strengthening routine immunisation and new vaccine introduction: Varicella vaccine as a case study” was organised in Amman, Jordan, by the University of Jordan, the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), and NESI/University of Antwerp. Additional scientific support was received from the Ministry of Oman.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

Strengthening HPV vaccination and adolescent health programmes in Africa

The symposium “Strengthening HPV vaccination and adolescent health programmes in Africa” was organised by SAVIC/SMU, SA-MRC and NESI/University of Antwerp from 21 to 22 November 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Last updated : 3 July, 2017

HPV Workshop: "Implementing HPV vaccination in Africa: opportunities for strengthening adolescent health"

The workshop was organised by SAVIC/Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South African Medical Research Council, NESI/University of Antwerp, University of Nairobi and Kenya Paediatric Association in Nairobi, Kenya from 22-24 March 2016.

As HPV vaccination can be regarded as an entry point for strengthening overall adolescent health services, the purpose of the workshop was to:

(a)    Promote successful and effective introduction of HPV vaccination and other adolescent health interventions in the eastern and southern African region;

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Last updated : 20 May, 2016

HPV Workshop: "Implementing HPV vaccination in Africa: opportunities for strengthening adolescent health."

The workshop on "Implementing HPV vaccination in Africa: opportunities for strengthening adolescent health" was organised by SAVIC/Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South African Medical Research Council and NESI/University of Antwerp in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5 to 7 October 2015. The workshop was officially opened by the Vice-Chancellor of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.

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Last updated : 2 May, 2016

HPV Symposium and Stakeholders meeting: "Implementing HPV vaccination in Africa: opportunities for strengthening adolescent health."

The South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre (SAVIC)/Sefako Makgatho University, the South African Medical Research Council (SA-MRC) and the Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI)/University of Antwerp, organised a Symposium on "Implementing HPV vaccination in Africa: opportunities for strengthening adolescent health" in Pretoria, South Africa, on 24 March 2015.

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Last updated : 2 May, 2016

Building Vaccinology Expertise in South East Asia

More than 200 participants from ten countries attended the Symposium: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Profile of participants: academia, NITAG members, EPI managers and other MoH staff, members of Paediatric, Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Community Health Associations, medical students.

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Last updated : 16 January, 2015