7 press releases
Paris, April 3, 2013 The SIVAC Initiative of the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP), in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), supported the creation of National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) in Benin and Senegal in March 2013. The committees, which were created through ministerial decree, are named “Comité Consultatif pour la Vaccination au Sénégal (CCVS)...
PARIS, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SIVAC (Supporting Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees) Initiative recently supported the establishment of National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Established in 2009, SIVAC is implemented by the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) in partnership with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI). The Initiative aims to support...
Paris, France, January 19, 2011 – The inaugural meeting of Mozambique's Committee of Experts on Immunization (Comite de Peritos para a Imunizacao, CoPI) was held in Maputo on January 7, 2011. The CoPI is the second National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) in a sub-Saharan African country eligible for funding from the GAVI Alliance. The first was established in Cote d'Ivoire in January 2010. The Supporting...
Paris, France, January 4, 2011 -- The inaugural meeting of the Mongolian National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) was held at the Ministry of Health in Ulaanbaatar on December 6, 2010. The NITAG is the first of its kind in Mongolia and was established based on recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). The committee’s role is to advise the Ministry of Health on all issues related to immunization and vaccines...
Paris, France, January 25, 2010 – On January 15, the Minister of Health and Hygiene of Côte d’Ivoire, Dr. Rémi Allah Kouadio, presided over a ceremony to mark the launch of a National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) named “Côte d’Ivoire National Committee of Independent Experts for Immunization and Vaccines” (Comité National d’Experts Indépendants pour la...
Paris, France, January 12, 2009 -- The French agency Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) announced today the appointment of Dr. Kamel Senouci as Program Director for the SIVAC (Supporting Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees) Initiative. This program aims at contributing to the development of national immunization technical advisory groups in six resource-poor countries in Africa and six in Asia. These...
Paris, France, July 31, 2008 – The French agency Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received a grant of 10 million dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development of National Vaccine Advisory Committees in Africa and Asia. These committees will help the national health authorities of GAVI-eligible(1) countries to implement vaccination policy and programs adapted to their needs and to...