Fassia started her training at European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) on 8th January 2018. Native of Benin, she obtained a DIT (Diplôme d’Ingénieur des Travaux) in Radiology at “École Polytechnique d’Abomey-Calavi” of National University of Benin in 2003, followed by a Master degree (MSc) in Epidemiology from Laval University in Quebec in 2006. From 2008 to 2011, she acted as research officer at the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec on several topics including climate change and health impact of uranium mines. Since 2013, she works as epidemiologist on malaria research studies.
“I’m very grateful to be placed at EVI through WHO/TDR Clinical Development Fellowship. This meaningful experience allowed me to work in multicultural research environment, to acquire new skills in clinical research project management and to enhance my knowledges in clinical research development from antigen discovery to early stage phases. The skills and experiences gained during my training at EVI are useful for my professional career and will be transferred to my colleagues to reinforce the capacity of my department. Many thanks to EVI staff for their commitment to the training and their availability for scientific and personal support, this facilitated my integration to the team and therefore the training. Sincere thanks to WHO/TDR for giving me the opportunity of this fellowship.”