Table 1

Vaccinology courses in sub-Saharan Africa

Name of courseOrganiserDurationLanguageFrequencyTarget audienceComments
Regional vaccinology courseWHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)2 weeksFrench, English, PortugueseAnnual, alternate languagesAcademics, clinicians, National Technical Advisory Group membersPartnership with various academic institutions
Mid-Level Management (MLM) course on the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI)WHO AFRO2 weeksFrench, English, PortugueseAnnual, alternate languagesImmunisation programme managersPartnership with various academic institutions; adapted for cascade training
Vaccinology in AfricaJenner Institute, University of Oxford, UK5 daysEnglishAnnualScientists interested in vaccine research and developmentPartnership with African host institution
Masters International en Vaccinologie AppliquéeAgence de Médecine Préventive/Université Paris Dauphine, France4 weeks in person, 9 months distance training+thesisFrenchAnnualImmunisation programme managers with medical degree or masters of public health.Partnership with universities in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo network of alumni
Diplôme Inter- Universitaire International de VaccinologieUniversité polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso2 weeks in person+thesisFrenchAnnualPhysicians, pharmacists, health professionals with at least bachelors degree
Vaccinology courseKenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative Institute of Clinical Research at
University of Nairobi, Kenya
5 daysEnglishAt least annualClinicians, lab scientists, programme managers
Vaccinology course for Health ProfessionalsEast Africa Center for Vaccines and Immunization5 daysEnglishAt least annualHealth professionals, specifically vaccine handlersPartnership with universities, paediatric associations and EPI programme in Kenya, Tanzania Uganda
Masters in Infectious Diseases and VaccinologyJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya18 monthsEnglishAnnual intakeIndividuals with bachelors degree in biological science, medicine, pharmacy
African Advanced Course in VaccinologyRespiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit and National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa10 daysEnglishBiennially in AfricaImmunisation programme managers, researchers and public health professionalsPartnership between South African and Indian institutions. Requires a Masters degree or 5 years’ experience in vaccinology for admission to course.
Vaccines for AfricaUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa5 daysEnglishAnnualImmunisation programme managers, researchers and public health professionals