Feb. 2013
Education & Training Ouidah, Benin

The AMP-WHO joint LOGIVAC project has supported the development of a one-year training degree program in health logistics, which will be launched at the Institut Régional de Santé Publique (IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin in February 2013.

The French-language program is the first of its kind in Africa and includes both face-to-face learning, held at IRSP, and distance learning. Training is complemented by an internship to ensure that students apply lessons learned in a professional context. Upon successful completion, participants receive a third-year degree (equivalent to a

Nov. 2012
Meetings & Conferences Abidjan

AMP’s Africhol project will hold its third annual consortium meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from November 27-28, 2012. Participants will include members of ministries of health, and national and international organizations involved in the control or assessment of cholera in Africa.

This event is an opportunity for all consortium members (countries, supporting/participating organizations) to exchange their views, experiences, and knowledge on the fight against cholera; to receive updates on Africhol project activities and progress

Nov. 2012
Meetings & Conferences Cape Town, South Africa

AMP and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of South Africa jointly organized the second AfriFlu conference on influenza vaccines and vaccination in Africa. Held in Cape Town, South Africa on November 8, 2012, the event brought together over 60 delegates from 15 African countries and several non-African countries.

Divided into three sessions, the meeting addressed the following: firstly,

Sep. 2012
Meetings & Conferences Cotonou, Benin

LOGIVAC, a joint project of AMP and WHO, helped to organize a workshop in Cotonou, Benin to continue a vaccine supply chain optimization process initiated earlier in the year. 

This process involves the implementation of an EVM + HERMES (Effective Vaccine Management + Highly Extensible Resource for Modeling Supply Chains) pilot project. In July 2012, the Ministry of Health and partners (WHO, AMP, PATH, USAID, Transaid, Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI) – University of Pittsburgh) gathered to assess the status of

Sep. 2012
Education & Training Ouidah, Benin

We are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the Training Course in Surveillance and Field Epidemiology in Africa (SURVEA). The course is the adapted version of the International Course on Epidemiology and Applied Computer Science in Africa (IEIAA), organized since 1998 by AMP.

SURVEA is a blended (classroom / distance) learning program in applied epidemiology with a focus on epidemiological surveillance, and outbreak investigation and response in Africa.

The classroom learning phase will be held from September 10-28, 2012 at the
Regional Institute of Public Health (

Aug. 2012
Education & Training Ouidah, Benin

As part of its commitment to health promotion in sub-Saharan Africa, AMP is organizing, in collaboration with the Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin, the 3rd edition of the International Training Course on Health Promotion in Africa (Formation internationale en promotion de la santé en Afrique, or FOPROSA).

This training program aims to strengthen the skills of African health professionals in health promotion.

Training partners include:

  • West African Health Organisation (WAHO)
  • Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte
Apr. 2012
Meetings & Conferences Barcelona, Spain

AMP was in charge of the scientific secretariat at the conference on “Use of Multivalent Vaccines Containing Acellular Pertussis and IPV in North Africa” in Barcelona, Spain, on April 17, 2012.

The three conference sessions focused on topics including the Mexican experience with acellular pertussis and inactivated polio virus (Acp/IPV); immunization programs in Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, and Libya; polio and pertussis today; and pharmacoeconomic analysis of combination vaccine.  

Feb. 2012
Meetings & Conferences Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP), Benin

The EPIVAC International Network (EPINET) is organizing the 3rd EPIVAC Technical Conference in collaboration with the Agence de Medecine Preventive (AMP). This event will take place on February 16-18, 2012, on the campus of the Regional Institute of Public Health (l’Institut Régional de Santé Publique - IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin.

The conference will tackle the increasing budgetary pressure on immunization programs in countries eligible for GAVI, caused by the continual introduction of new vaccines for much higher prices than traditional EPI vaccines. Its theme will

Dec. 2011
Education & Training Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP), Benin

AMP’s Advocacy for Immunization (ADVIM) project will hold the classroom learning phase of its training program in advocacy for immunization financing from December 12 to 16, 2011. This follows the distance learning phase, which enabled 39 participants from Benin, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire to analyze the immunization system and its national and international financial context.

Dec. 2011
Meetings & Conferences Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

AMP will be promote its activities on a stand at this year’s African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) scientific conference in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, from December 11-16, 2011.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Field epidemiology and laboratory training programs as a platform for public health systems strengthening’.

The conference includes high-ranking ministerial delegates and public health experts from around the world and provides a platform for trainees and graduates of field epidemiology and laboratory training programs (FELTPs) in Africa