Efficient Implementation of Immunization Programs

EpiVacPlus is a program of the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP), a nonprofit organization that brings together training, intervention, and support activities in field epidemiology and applied vaccinology.


EpiVacPlus, the evolution of the EPIVAC® training program, involves training, research, and support activities in field epidemiology and applied vaccinology to strengthen immunization program performance and is the Sanofi Pasteur contribution to the GAVI Alliance.

The program consists in a comprehensive, one year, on-the-job professional training program in epidemiology, applied computing, vaccinology and management of health programs for public health officers in West Africa. It culminates in an inter-university diploma in “Organization and Management for Public Immunization Programs in Developing Countries” awarded by the universities of Cocody Abidjan ( Ivory Coast) and Paris Dauphine ( France ).

The objective of the EpiVacPlus program is to train doctors involved in the implementation of immunization programs in 11 Central and West African countries. EPIVAC not only utilizes classroom, on-the-job training, and distance learning, it also combines two subjects which are usually taught separately: applied vaccinology and management sciences. Participants are trained while continuing to provide vital public health services to their communities, a teaching scheme that enables learning to put into practice immediately.

In 2013/2014 Sanofi Pasteur provided the program with an additional 500,000 euro contribution to support new actions.

EpiVacPlus also includes the EpiVac.net African immunization network (previously called RIE/EPINET), which is composed of 11 national branches (previously called RNE).

All program activities are implemented in collaboration with governments of partner countries, international health organizations, and African and European universities. In this way, EpiVacPlus constitutes an effective international, public-private partnership, which has demonstrated its effectiveness in improving immunization program performance.


  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) - Agency of Preventive Medicine

    Implementing NGO
    France | Staff size: 6-25

    Created in 1972 by Dr Charles Mérieux and Pr. Jacques Monod, AMP (Agence de Médecine Préventive, Agency of Preventive Medicine) is a non-profit NGO working in the tradition...

  • Paris Dauphine University (Dauphine Universite Paris)

    France | Staff size: 501-1000

    Paris Dauphine University, often referred to as Paris Dauphine or Dauphine is a grande école and an established public research and higher education institution in Paris,...

  • French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

    Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the ministry in the government of France that handles France's foreign relations. Its headquarters are located on the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, close to the...

  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)

    Implementing NGO, Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Gavi is an international organisation that was created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Based in Geneva,...

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's...

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, Togo, Senegal, Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Cote d Ivoire, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Benin, West Africa
  • Start Date 2002