First International Masters 2 in Vaccinology and Management Launched

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The 2014-2015 academic term for theInternational Masters 2 in Applied Vaccinology (MIVA) and Masters 2 in Economics and Management of Public Health in Developing Countries (Master 241) will begin on January 26. The first phase of the training will take the form of face-to-face sessions at the Regional Institute of Public Health (IRSP) in Ouidah, Benin, until February 20, 2015.

A total of 51 candidates from 13 African countries (including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Senegal) as well as France were chosen from over 60 applications. Thirty-two students, however, are currently enrolled astheybenefit from financial support. Nineteen students will take the MIVA, and 13 will follow the Master 241.

Thirty of the successful candidates are doctors, including 12 officials from the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) at central and regional levels, 16 district or municipality heads, and one program coordinator, together with one candidate from WHO.

AMP is funding 29 candidates thanks to grants from its donors, including Sanofi Pasteur and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, two candidates are self-funded and one has received funding from Gavi health system strengthening (HSS) in the DRC.

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