In-service training

4th Regional Vaccinology Course for Anglophone Countries

The 4th Regional Vaccinology Course for Anglophone countries was organized by WHO/AFRO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS) of Kenya, UNICEF, USAID and NESI, from 19 to 24 March 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The course was attended by 27 participants from 13 countries: Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe; and included EPI managers and other EPI staff, academics, WHO/UNICEF focal points and NGOs.

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Last updated : 28 July, 2014

Seminar on The introduction of new vaccines into national immunisation programmes

Séminaire de mise à jour sur l'introduction de nouveaux vaccins dans les programmes nationaux de vaccination

The seminar was jointly organised by the Faculty of Medicine, Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech, and the Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI), in Marrakech, Morocco, from 27 to 28 March 2012.

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Last updated : 19 September, 2014

Regional EPI Mid-Level Management (MLM) Course for Anglophone countries

The MLM course for Anglophone countries was organised by WHO AFRO in collaboration/partnership with the Ministry of Health of Kenya, UNICEF, USAID, AMP and NESI. A total of 62 participants and facilitators attended the course. The participants were from health training institutions and public health EPI programmes out of the following countries: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The objectives of the 2011 EPI MLM course were

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Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Development of training DVD for Introduction of Pneumococcal Vaccine

The Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia in collaboration with partners plans to introduce pneumococcal vaccine in the Ethiopia routine immunization program in 2011. New vaccine introduction demands intensive and high quality training for health workers at different levels of profession and health facilities to avoid any mishandling of the vaccine that could potentially lead to adverse events following immunization.

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Workshop to revise the African EPI Mid-Level management (AFR EPI MLM) Modules and Handouts

In 2004, 14 AFR MLM modules were developed. These standardised training materials have facilitated the learning process during various inter-country and in-country MLM courses conducted as from May 2004 to March 2011. In addition, these AFR MLM modules have been regularly used by health professors/teachers in their lectures at health professional training institutions.

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

TropEd Advanced Vaccinology Course

The TropEd Advanced Vaccinology Course was organised by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health of Berlin, Germany, and the Network for Education and Support in Immunisation/University of Antwerp, Belgium, from 10 to 14 January 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
The course is an accredited module (2 ECTS credit points) in the TropEd Masters Programme in International Health. TropEd is a network of institutions for higher education in International Health (including 33 European institutions and 7 non-European institutions).

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Last updated : 2 August, 2017

Introduction of New Vaccines-Experience Exchange Meeting

The Experience Exchange Meeting on the introduction of new vaccines took place in Pretoria, South Africa, from 28 to 30 July 2010, and was organised by SAVIC/University of Limpopo Medunsa Campus in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI)/University of Antwerpen. This meeting was convened at a time when countries are augmenting their strategies to reach UN Millennium Development Goals.

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Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Development of training DVD for Introduction of Pneumococcal Vaccine

Kenya is the first African country to introduce the new pneumococcal vaccine, PCV10, into their national immunisation programme. The recommended schedule to administer the vaccine is at 6, 10 and 14 weeks, at the same time as the pentavalent vaccine (DTP-HepB/Hib). This pneumococcal vaccine is presented in a liquid form in a two-dose vial without preservative.

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Workshop to develop Vaccinology Modules

In April 2009, a first workshop was organized to develop generic training materials and handouts for vaccinology courses. During this meeting, a list of 40 vaccinology modules was developed and two key facilitators for each module were identified.

Last updated : 4 December, 2013

Southern Africa Vaccinology Course

NESI has been active in building capacity in immunisation for the Southern African sub-region since 2005 through annual vaccinology courses with the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, as local organiser.

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Last updated : 4 December, 2013