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Health worker training modules on pneumococcal disease and PCV10 4-dose vial presentation

PCV10 presentations currently in use include a single and two-dose vial without preservative. Recently a new presentation of PCV10 has been developed, a 4-dose vial with preservative.

When countries start using the new 4-dose presentation, healthcare workers need to be trained on the correct use of this new presentation, including the use and handling of PCV10 multi-dose vials in accordance with WHO multi-dose vial policy.

Last updated : 29 March, 2018

"TropEd" Advanced Vaccinology Course

The TropEd Advanced Vaccinology Course was organised by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health (ITMIH), Berlin, and NESI/University of Antwerp, from 8 to 19 January 2018 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. The accreditation for the two-weeks advanced vaccinology course was obtained in October 2013 and is valid until October 2018.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

Strengthening Capacity on New Vaccine Introduction in the Middle East: varicella vaccination

On 27 January 2017, the launch of a collaborative project "Capacity building activities on vaccines and immunisation to strengthen the national immunisation programmes: strengthening capacity on introduction of new vaccines in the Middle East" between the University of Jordan, NESI/University of Antwerp and the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) took place in Amman, Jordan. The aim of the project is to strengthen decision-makers and NITAGs in the introduction of new vaccines in the Middle East, using the varicella vaccine as a case study.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

13th Annual African Vaccinology Course

The 13th Annual African Vaccinology Course was organised by the Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA), University of Cape Town, from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

Erasmus+ Mundus Joint Master Degree "Leading International Vaccinology Education"

The new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree entitled "Leading International Vaccinology Education" (LIVE) was launched September 2016. LIVE is a two years Master's programme between five European universities: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France (coordinating university); Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; University of Antwerp, Belgium; Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, France. The programme is supported by a worldwide network of 31 international associated partners and 16 supporting partners.

Last updated : 29 March, 2018

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 9 to 20 January 2017 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. The accreditation for the two-weeks course was obtained in October 2013 and is valid until October 2018.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

WHO/AFRO Regional capacity building workshop on the EPI/IMCI Interactive training and resource tool

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) and the Rwandan Ministry of Health hosted the Regional capacity building workshop on the Expanded Programme on Immunization/Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (EPI/IMCI) Interactive training and resource tool from 29 May – 2 June 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The tool was developed in collaboration between WHO/AFRO, NESI, and ITEM Interactive.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

The role of the NITAGs in strengthening routine immunisation and new vaccine introduction: Varicella vaccine as a case study

On 3-4 May 2017, the Workshop on "The role of the NITAGs in strengthening routine immunisation and new vaccine introduction: Varicella vaccine as a case study” was organised in Amman, Jordan, by the University of Jordan, the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), and NESI/University of Antwerp. Additional scientific support was received from the Ministry of Oman.

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Last updated : 29 March, 2018

Strengthening HPV vaccination and adolescent health programmes in Africa

The symposium “Strengthening HPV vaccination and adolescent health programmes in Africa” was organised by SAVIC/SMU, SA-MRC and NESI/University of Antwerp from 21 to 22 November 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Last updated : 3 July, 2017

Inter-country EPI Mid-Level Management course for Anglophone countries in the African Region

The Inter-country Anglophone Mid-Level Management course was held in Pretoria, South Africa, between 10 and 21 October 2016. The course was organised by WHO/AFRO, with support from the South African Department of Health, UNICEF and NESI.

The MLM course was attended by 34 participants from 15 Anglophone African countries. Participants included EPI managers from national, provincial and district level, as well as EPI focal points from WHO and UNICEF. The course was facilitated by experts from WHO, UNICEF, JSI/MCSP and NESI.

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Last updated : 30 June, 2017

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