Partnerships & Collaborations

Partnerships and collaborations are fundamental to achieve our mission. Key collaborations and partnerships are described below. 


World Health Organization Regional Offices

NESI has held a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) since 2004. In the context of this MoU, NESI and WHO/AFRO collaborate on a variety of training and education initiatives, including Mid-Level Manager (MLM) trainings, vaccinology courses, and the development of training materials.

NESI has also worked with the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO/EMRO) through a joint plan of action.


Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

At the 10th Gavi Board Meeting in 2003, Gavi made a formal endorsement of NESI’s activities.


Collaboration Agreements

Collaboration agreements have been established with:

  • SAVIC (South African Vaccination & Immunisation Centre at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa) since 2012
  • SOMIPEV (Société Marocaine d’Infectiologie Pédiatrique et de Vaccinologie, Morocco) since 2013
  • UNPAD (University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia) since 2014
  • ECAVI (East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization, Uganda) since 2019
  • EMPHNET/GHD (The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network/Global Health Development, Jordan) since 2020


Other collaborations

NESI also maintains active collaborations with a number of additional universities and non-profit organisations. These include the following:


African Region:

  • South African Medical Research Council (SA-MRC), South Africa
  • University of Cape Town (UCT) – Vaccines for Africa (VACFA), South Africa
  • University of the Free State, South Africa
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa 
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kenya Medical Training College, Kenya
  • East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization (ECAVI), Kenya
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
  • University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
  • Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Zambia


Eastern Mediterranean Region:

  • University of Jordan, Jordan
  • University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad, Morocco


European Region:

  • Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Germany
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Last updated : 17 February, 2020