In-service training

Mid-Level Managers training

A second pilot of the newly reformatted Mid-Level Managers training was conducted in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 26 February to 1 March 2019.

The MLM training focused on 4 modules selected based on the national programme priorities.

The aim of the workshop was:

  • To be able to train trainers from various levels in Sierra Leone
  • To be able to pilot the updated training tools, and identify issues in the training materials and methods that need to be addressed before finalising the course materials
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Last updated : 7 June, 2019

Review of MLM modules

Standardised training modules, focusing on immunisation service management, for Mid-Level Managers have been developed first in 2004 by WHO/AFRO in collaboration with partners. These modules have facilitated the learning process during various inter-country and national Mid-Level Management (MLM) courses. In addition, MLM modules have been used during EPI lectures at pre-service health training institutions.

Last updated : 7 June, 2019

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

Mid-level management training

WHO/AFRO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Ghana, organised the first pilot training with the newly reformatted Mid-Level Managers modules. The training was conducted in Accra, Ghana, from 29 October to 1 November 2018. A total of 29 participants from the national and regional levels in Ghana attended the MLM training, focusing on 3 modules selected based on the national programme priorities.

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Last updated : 7 June, 2019

14th Annual African Vaccinology Course

The 14th Annual African Vaccinology Course was organised by the Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA), University of Cape Town, from 12 to 17 November 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. 

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Last updated : 4 June, 2019

Erasmus+ Mundus Joint Master Degree "Leading International Vaccinology Education"

The new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree entitled "Leading International Vaccinology Education" (LIVE) was launched September 2016. LIVE is a two years Master's programme between five European universities: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France (coordinating university); Universtat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; University of Antwerp, Belgium; Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, France. The programme is supported by a worldwide network of 31 international associated partners and 16 supporting partners.

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Last updated : 4 June, 2019

ECAVI Vaccinology course

The vaccinology course for healthcare professionals was organised by the East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunisation (ECAVI) from 25 to 29 June 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. 

The aim of the vaccinology course was to equip healthcare professionals with up-to-date knowledge and skills on vaccines and immunisation in order to enable them deal with current and emerging challenges related to the immunisation programme.

The course was delivered through: formal lectures; case studies; debate and discussion; practical demonstration sessions and presentations by participants.

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Last updated : 4 June, 2019

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

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.

Last updated : 29 March, 2018