Dec. 2011
Meetings & Conferences Windhoek, Namibia

AMP will present the African Cholera Surveillance Network at the Annual Regional Conference on Immunization (ARCI) in Namibia on December 5-7, 2011.

The African Cholera Surveillance Network (Africhol), which involves governments and health organizations worldwide, aims to determine the incidence of cholera in sub-Saharan African through the creation of a surveillance network in at least eight countries.

Africhol project leaders will update conference participants on cholera surveillance and vaccines in the African region.

The themes of

Nov. 2011
Education & Training l’Institut Régional de Santé Publique (IRSP), Ouidah, Bénin

Students from EPIVAC program 9 will defend their operations research theses in order to gain their master 2.

Evaluating the defenses will be an international jury comprising members of Paris Dauphine and Cocody Abidjan universities, professors from west and central African universities and international experts in immunization and health program management.

Oct. 2011
Meetings & Conferences Institut Régional de Santé Publique (IRSP), Ouidah, Benin

Started in 2011, the LOGIVAC project aims to provide technical support to improve logistics for health, the vaccine supply chain, and vaccine management through training of country logisticians and implementation of one regional logistics reference and resources center.

The three-year project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is jointly implemented by the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) and World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with regional public and private partners.

To contribute to the LOGIVAC project’s objectives and

Oct. 2011
Meetings & Conferences Maputo, Mozambique

AMP's Africhol project organized a second consortium meeting in Maputo, Mozambique from October 10-11, 2011.

During the two-day meeting, members representing ministries of health presented results from both Africhol and other cholera-related programs. Participants from organizations meanwhile talked about cholera in other regions and countries and provided updates on their latest research findings.

Sep. 2011
Education & Training Ouidah, Benin

In September 2011, AMP will launch the 2nd edition of the SURVEA blended learning program in applied epidemiology (with a focus on epidemiological surveillance and outbreak investigation and response in Africa).

Intended for public health professionals in Africa, the program involves two weeks of classroom learning (September 5-23)—held at the Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin—and two months of distance learning (November-December).

To apply to the 2nd edition of SURVEA, please send your

Feb. 2011
Meetings & Conferences Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The annual Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Managers’ Meeting for West Africa took place from February 22-23, 2011 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The purpose was to evaluate national priorities in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases and to make recommendations to bridge any gaps.

Nearly 120 participants came from West African governments (17 countries), international organizations and NGOs (WHO, UNICEF, WAHO, GAVI Alliance, International Vaccine Institute, Sabin Vaccine Institute), Rotary International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC

Jan. 2011
Education & Training Regional Institute of Public Health in Ouidah, Benin

From January 17 to February 22, 2011, the participants of the 9th edition of EPIVAC©—50 district medical officers from 11 sub-Saharan African countries—will meet for the classroom learning component of the year-long on-the-job training program. Topics to be covered include epidemiology, applied computing, vaccinology, and health program management.

Sep. 2010
Education & Training Ouidah, Benin

From September 6-24, 2010, AMP conducted the classroom learning component of SURVEA—a blended learning program in epidemiological surveillance, field investigations, and disease response—at the Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin. The three-week session is followed by two months of distance learning and e-Coaching.

Aug. 2010
Education & Training Ouidah, Benin

In collaboration with the Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin, AMP co-organized the 2nd edition of the International Training Course on Health Promotion in Africa (Formation internationale en promotion de la santé en Afrique, or FOPROSA). The classroom learning component, held at the IRSP from August 2-20, 2010, was followed by the development of professional projects and distance learning.

Jun. 2010
Meetings & Conferences Marrakech, Morocco

AMP convened nearly 100 African and international influenza experts in Marrakech, Morocco from June 1-2, 2010 for “AfriFlu,” a conference on influenza disease burden in Africa. The purpose of AfriFlu was to share information on influenza epidemiology and surveillance, to strengthen cooperation between countries, and to identify ways to improve knowledge of influenza disease burden in Africa.

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