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9 February 2018 | Bamako (Mali)

Training Community Health Doctors and Laboratory Technicians in Mali

In Mali, the Mérieux Foundation organized training for eight doctors and eight lab technicians on basic medical analysis laboratory techniques. The training is part of the LABOratoire MEDical de CAMPagne (LABOMEDCAMP) project, which establishes laboratories in front line community health centers in order to improve the quality of biological diagnostics and, in turn, the healthcare available to rural populations, particularly mothers and children.

21 December 2017 | Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

9th International GABRIEL Meeting

On December 12th-15th, the 9th International GABRIEL meeting convened 86 participants from 24 countries to consider the advances and challenges in flavivirus diagnostics, and to review the latest research results of GABRIEL network laboratories.

12 December 2017 | Bamako (Mali)

RESAOLAB Phase Two Completed

During its 5th International Committee Meeting in Bamako earlier this month, the RESAOLAB project took stock of its phase two achievements and shared the laboratory project’s next steps. The meeting included a workshop on antimicrobial resistance as well as a round table on the future of young researchers in West Africa.

7 November 2017 | Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

Africa CDC Launches Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network

During the annual Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx), Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launched its plan to combat antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections. Africa CDC’s framework aligns with the WHO Global action plan on AMR.

9 October 2017 | Geneva (Switzerland)

By 2030, Reduce Cholera Deaths by 90%

On October 4th, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) launched "Ending Cholera, A Global Roadmap to 2030," an ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030. Every year, cholera affects 2.9 million people and kills an estimated 95,000. Urgent action is needed to protect communities, prevent transmission and control outbreaks.

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