COVID-19 in Africa: Dampening the storm?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly and extensively to most countries in the world, resulting in considerable mortality in Europe and the United States, as well as in numerous upper-middle-income countries in South America and Asia. Experts pre- dicted millions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa because many countries in the continent rank poorly on the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index.

FORCE COVID-19 MONITORING COMMITTEE PROUD OF IRESSEF’S PERFORMANCE

FORCE COVID-19 MONITORING COMMITTEE PROUD OF IRESSEF’S PERFORMANCE As part of their activities, the Monitoring Committee of Force Covid visited the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF) on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020. The Committee was led by Dr El Hadji Ibrahima Mbow,  representative of General François Ndiaye. Dr Mbow and his delegation…

IRESSEF HOSTS A TRAINING SESSION ON THE TRANSPORT OF INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES

IRESSEF HOSTS A TRAINING SESSION ON THE TRANSPORT OF INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES The MSAS’ prevention directorate and the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF) are organizing a joint training session on the shipment of samples for the diagnosis of infectious diseases with epidemic potential since Monday 06 July. About 25 stakeholders from the…

The year 2020 graduates in Pharmacy honor Professor Souleymane Mboup.

The year 2020 graduates in Pharmacy honor Professor Souleymane Mboup. CADU Faculty of MedicineThe year 2020 graduates in Pharmacy honor Professor Souleymane Mboup. In addition to choosing him as sponsor, the young pharmacists offer antibacterial solutions to IRESSEF, founded by Professor Mboup. The year 2020 graduates in Pharmacy, baptized “Promotion Professor Souleymane Mboup”, have shown…

Training workshop on nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs for the diagnosis and monitoring of COVID-19 including the harmonization of data collected.

Training workshop on nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs for the diagnosis and monitoring of COVID-19 including the harmonization of data collected. The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MSAS) involved the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF) in the national response system for the performance of virological tests on samples collected from health…

Announcement for PHIA Associate Fellow – Africa

This position requires residency in Africa. We are pleased to announce an open recruitment for the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Fellows Program. This program was developed to promote laboratory medicine practice among young laboratory professionals to support efforts of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to control the HIV epidemic on the…