Benin: Capacity-Strengthening Workshop Held for NITAG Members

July 1, 2015

As part of the execution of its 2015 annual workplan, CNCV-Benin, with the support of the AMP/SIVAC team, organized from July 7 to 8, 2015 in Cotonou, a capacity-strengthening workshop on the preparation of evidence-based recommendation notes. This workshop aimed to bring the committee members' knowledge up to date further to the workshops organized on the same theme in September 2013 for the West African secretariats and in January 2014 for CNCV-Benin members.

The workshop also provided an opportunity to promote the use of the NITAG resource centre website (NRC) by demonstrating its usefulness on several levels: access to information, sharing of experience and networking between NITAGs.

At the end of the workshop, the president of the CNCV-Benin, Prof. Koumakpai, indicated that a working group would be formed to choose the rotavirus vaccine to be introduced in the routine immunization program.

The SIVAC team will continue to provide technical support to the committee based on their needs.