A grant of 1.6M euros from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the master’s degree in Vaccinology of the University of Siena. This is the contribution planned for two years, for the next two editions of the master, to support doctors and researchers from developing countries who will be able to attend classes in Siena for three months, and then complete their online training and through internships in international Institutions and Companies.
Young doctors will be able to specialize in high-level training, with international teachers, to spread research and prevention in those countries of the world where there is still a great need for sustainable immunization programs and timely access to safe and effective vaccines.
“The master’s degree in Vaccinology, which will start next October with its sixth edition, has already trained over 100 professionals, mostly from developing countries, who are already working in the vaccine field in more than 30 countries different, and that in some cases are at the top of international health institutions and major multinational pharmaceutical companies ”Says Professor Emanuele Montomoli, coordinator of the master together with Professor Sue Ann Costa Clemens, visiting professor at the University of Siena.
The master is one of the training opportunities within the Institute For Global Health, an institute promoted by the University of Siena engaged in training on public health issues at global level, which collects the legacy of Sienese scientists in the fields of study of infectious diseases and vaccine production. The institute’s website: https://ifgh.org/. The master’s website in Vaccinology is at http://buildingimmunizationcapacity.com/.