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.

Speakers included national and international vaccinology experts from universities (Ghana, Senegal, South Africa), Ministries of Health, WHO, UNICEF and NESI/UA. Teaching methods included seminar-style and interactive lectures, and group work on specific target diseases.

NESI staff lectured on the following topics: Hepatitis B vaccines; Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines; HPV vaccines; Adolescent vaccination; Basic epidemiological concepts; Ethical considerations in vaccine clinical trials; Cost-effectiveness of vaccines; Managing new vaccine introduction.
NESI also co-facilitated the group work and chaired several sessions. 
Training contents: 
Nairobi, Kenya
Monday, 19 March, 2012 to Saturday, 24 March, 2012
Last updated : 28 July, 2014