Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015


Annual Report 2015 Published in: 14 January 2016

Annual Report 2015

Vaccination, the most cost-effective healthcare intervention preventing morbidity and mortality associated with vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), has been estimated to prevent between two and three million deaths annually. The role and input of universities responsible for research, education and training of healthcare workers (HCWs) in the prevention and control of VPDs, cannot be underestimated. The South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre (SAVIC) was established in 2003 as a network of partners in the field of vaccination and immunisation.

SAVIC is a public-private-academic alliance between the National Department of Health (NDoH), the vaccine industry, academic institutions and other stakeholders, with its activities undertaken in close collaboration with the NDoH, Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI), based at the University of Antwerp, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners. The strategic operational areas of SAVIC include Education and Training, Operational Research and Technical Support and Advocacy. Several activities were undertaken within each of these areas in 2015.
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