Establishing a regional network of academic centers to support decision making for new vaccine introduction in Latin America and the Caribbean: The ProVac experience

Publicaciones científicas
 
Americas
Título(s) original(es)
Establishing a regional network of academic centers to support decision making for new vaccine introduction in Latin America and the Caribbean: The ProVac experience
Autor(es)
Anushua Sinha
Barbara Jauregui
Stephen Resch
Jon Kim Andrus
Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Matus
Cristiana Maria Toscano
Cara Janusz
ProVac Network of Centers of Excellence
Andrew Clark
Colin Sanderson
Fuente(s)
Elsevier - Vaccine
Año de publicación
2013

Descripción

This article belongs to the special issue "Evidence base for vaccine introduction in Latin America and the Caribbean" of Vaccine: Volume 31, Supplement 3, 2 July 2013, Pages C12–C18. The Pan American Health Organization's ProVac Initiative, designed to strengthen national decision making regarding the introduction of new vaccines, was initiated in 2004. Central to realizing ProVac's vision of regional capacity building, the ProVac Network of Centers of Excellence (CoEs) was established in 2010 to provide research support to the ProVac Initiative, leveraging existing capacity at Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) universities. This article describes the process of establishing the ProVac Network of CoEs and its initial outcomes and challenges.

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