Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI)

Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI)

Last update: 1 July 2018

At a glance

Language: 
English
Evaluation date: 
July 2018
Audience: 
Health-care professionals
Decision-makers
NITAG members
Educators
Country: 
Belgium

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, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, through in-service capacity building of EPI managers and staff and improved pre-service and post-graduate training at the different faculties involved in immunisation, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. To accomplish its mission, NESI’s activities 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 can be found in the format of a factsheet 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 supported by the University of Antwerp and by educational grants from the pharmaceutical industry. The website is hosted at 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 contents.