Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI)

Page last updated: 01 October 2020

Description of the website

The website of NESI is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

NESI’s mission is to improve the quality and sustainability of immunisation programmes and services, in particular in low- and middle-income countries.

NESI aims to build the capacity of managers and staff working in the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) in their respective countries, as well as to improve pre-service and post-graduate training at the different faculties of health training institutions involved in immunisation, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. NESI also aims to strengthen the capacity of the National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) in evidence-based recommendation-making.

To accomplish its mission, NESI engages in a number of activities, which are grouped into four strategic areas: education and training, technical support, operational research, and networking and advocacy.

NESI’s website hosts some of its educational and operational research work, including summaries of vaccinology courses/workshops/meetings. The website hosts both in- and pre-service training materials developed by NESI and its partners including training materials for new vaccine introduction in the format of PowerPoint slides and audio-visual materials. Country-specific training materials are also available in other languages (e.g. French and Amharic). Vaccine safety information and frequently asked questions related to vaccine safety can be found on the website along with factsheets on specific vaccine-preventable diseases each highlighting specific vaccine safety information. The website hosts also links to other resources and relevant websites.

Website's sponsorship policy

The NESI website is hosted and supported by the University of Antwerp.

Website's content or editorial policy

All information and materials contained in the website are from peer reviewed scientific journals and websites whose information reporting is evidence-based. Where applicable, references are provided. Depending on the content or type of training materials, immunisation experts from different universities and institutions are involved in the reviewing process.

The website master is responsible for the day to day management of the website. The NESI director provides final oversight to the overall management of the website, including its content which is reviewed on a regularly basis. An editorial committee has been created to assist with the content reviewing process.

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