In-service training

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

11th Annual African vaccinology course

The 11th Annual African Vaccinology course was organised in Cape Town, South Africa, from 9 to 13 November 2015, and was hosted by the Vaccine for Africa Initiative (VACFA), based at the University of Cape Town.

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Last updated : 2 May, 2016

3rd Regional vaccinology course for Francophone countries

The 3rd Regional Vaccinology Course for Francophone countries was organised by WHO/AFRO from 12-19 September 2015 in Mbour, Senegal, in collaboration with UNICEF, Stellenbosch University and NESI/University of Antwerp.

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Last updated : 2 May, 2016

Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC)

The 16th Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) was organised by Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva, at Veyrier-du-Lac, France, from 11 to 22 May 2015.

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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

"TropEd" Advanced Vaccinology Course

The TropEd Advanced Vaccinology Course was organised by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health (ITMIH), Berlin, and NESI/UAntwerp, from 12 to 23 January 2015 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. It was the second time that the course was organised over two weeks, following faculty and student recommendations from previous courses.

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Last updated : 29 June, 2015

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

Mid-level Management course on the Expanded Programme on Immunisation for Lusophone Countries in the WHO/AFRO Region

The Lusophone MLM Course was held in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique, between 17 and 28 November 2014. The course was organised by WHO/AFRO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Mozambique, UNICEF, Gavi and NESI. The main objective of the MLM course was to strengthen the capacity of EPI managers and to equip academics from medical and nursing schools with new updates in the immunization field. The total number of participants was 27 from the 5 Lusophone countries of the WHO/AFRO region.

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Last updated : 11 June, 2015

Development of EPI/IMCI interactive resource for African healthcare workers

While significant progress has been made, communicable diseases are still responsible for millions of deaths in children in the WHO African Region each year. Therefore, it is vital that all healthcare workers in the Region have the knowledge and skills to prevent and treat the most common childhood illnesses. To achieve MDG4 of reducing child mortality by two third by 2015, compared to 1990, considerable efforts need to be made to improve the performance of healthcare workers, particularly through cost-effective training methods on the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses.

Last updated : 16 September, 2014

Development of interactive resource for New Vaccine Introduction

The introduction of new vaccines worldwide has highlighted the need for comprehensive training materials for healthcare workers who have been assigned the task of running immunisation sessions.

Last updated : 16 September, 2014