The LOGIVAC project, jointly implemented by AMP and the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the first training degree program in health logistics in Francophone Africa on March 26, 2013. The event took place at the Regional Institute of Public Health (Institut Régional de Santé Publique, IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin, where classroom learning is given to the 24 participants from across Africa.
This three-minute video, created by the non-profit organization PATH, examines the growing challenges of maintaining reliable vaccine supply and logistics systems and offers potential solutions toward achieving optimized, efficient systems that reach people with the vaccines they need. For more information on the 2020 Global Vision for Vaccine Supply and Logistics Systems visit TechNet-21.org
Video on the first campaign against meningitis A in Benin with MenAfriVac conjugate vaccine in a controlled temperature chain.
The EpiVac.net network organized its 3rd Technical Conference on "Sustainability and self-financing of immunization programs in sub-Saharan Africa" in February 2012.
AMP’s ADvocacy for IMmunization (ADVIM) project held the classroom learning phase of its training program in advocacy for immunization financing from December 12 to 16, 2011 at the Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin. Participants included directors of ministries of health, finance, and planning, as well as members of civil society organizations (CSOs) from Benin, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire.
The focus if the ADVIM training was on the advocacy process and preparation of advocacy micro projects, which were launched in December in the three participating countries.
This video shows how AMP's SIVAC Initiative supported the development and implementation of Côte d'Ivoire's National Committee of Independent Experts for Immunization and Vaccines (CNEIV-CI), the first National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) in a GAVI-eligible African country.
In an interview with Claire Hédon, Radio France Internationale (RFI), Dr. Philippe Stoeckel, Dr. Alfred da Silva, and Dr. Aristide Aplogan highlight the importance of EPIVAC© in improving immunization program management and performance in GAVI-eligible countries.
AMP is working with countries to introduce mobile microbiology laboratories (LaboMobil©) to strengthen epidemic disease surveillance and health monitoring. This video, produced by Pablo Lopez-Paredez and Bertrand Follet, provides an inside look on how the LaboMobil© is serving to prevent and control bacterial meningitis epidemics in Burkina Faso.