"I am very happy to join AMP" said Dr Senouci. "This new task represents a real opportunity to fulfil a long-term public health mission, helping the least developed countries to design and implement their own vaccination strategies according to their specific needs and means. The expertise of National Vaccine Advisory Committees will be critical for sustainable progress to be made."
Target countries will be selected among those eligible for support from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations, also known as GAVI. Selection criteria will include an assessment of existing capacity and strong local commitment. Both AMP and IVI will provide technical assistance and guidance for the establishment and functioning of the committees, supplying committees with on-site and distance training opportunities and standard decision-making protocols, and promoting sustainability.
The Agence de Medecine Preventive is a not-for-profit organization, with
headquarters at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and offices in Benin, Burkina
Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal. Its mission is to promote preventive
medicine in the field of vaccinology and infectious diseases. AMP develops
expertise and applied research in vaccinology and offers training in
epidemiology and in management of public health programmes. AMP also
organizes scientific and technical meetings, as well as dissemination of
information on health and vaccinology. For more information, please contact
Agence de Medecine Preventive: amp
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