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"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

ADVAC – 15th Advanced Course of Vaccinology

The 15th Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) was organised by Fondation Mérieux and the University of Geneva, at Veyrier-du-Lac, France, from 12 to 23 May 2014.

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Last updated : 11 September, 2014

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 6 to 17 January 2014 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. This was the first time that the course was run for two weeks, following faculty and student recommendations.

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Last updated : 11 June, 2015

Workshop Vaccinology Modules

Standard training materials for vaccinology courses are currently being developed. These training materials will facilitate the learning process during vaccinology courses. In addition it will enable participants of these courses to use the modules in their lectures at health training institutions or to organise national in-service vaccinology courses.

The modules are developed according to the following reference format:

Last updated : 2 September, 2014

The 13th International Advanced Course on Vaccinology in Asia-Pacific Region

The 13th International Advanced Course on Vaccinology in the Asia-Pacific Region, organised by the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), was held from 13 to 18 May 2013, in Seoul, Korea.

The course aimed to strengthen the capacity of participants in vaccinology by providing a comprehensive overview of the vaccine continuum, from vaccine development, evaluation and regulatory principles, to production, post-licensure, introduction and policy issues.

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Last updated : 25 March, 2014

9th Annual African Vaccinology Course

Since 2005, NESI has been involved in building capacity in vaccinology for the Southern African sub-region through annual vaccinology courses with the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, as local organiser. The 9th African vaccinology course was organised in Cape Town, South Africa, from 25 to 29 November 2013, and was hosted by the Vaccine for Africa Initiative (VACFA), based at UCT's Institute for Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine.

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Last updated : 25 March, 2014

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