Wanetam Training

A week of training on HIV viral load quantification techniques in Dakar at the Iressef with the Wanetam network with participants from several West African countries. Next training in Bamako during the Retrovirology DU in September 2019.

Against epidemics: ALERRT for an African solution

At the end of their first year of activities, members of the African Coalition for Epidemic Research, response and training (ALERRT), in French, the African Coalition for Research, Intervention and Training for the Prevention of Epidemics met at Dakar on March 19, 2019. The objective of this meeting was to highlight the results of the…

Training Workshop on Scientific Research Project Writing

The Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF), in partnership with the Defense Risk Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the Defense Department of the US Army, the “CRDF Global” and Leidos, organized two workshops on writing scientific projects. The first was held from 10 to 14 September at the hotel Pullman Dakar Téranga and…

Professor Souleymane Mboup receives award in Abuja, Nigeria

Professor Souleymane Mboup once again received the recognition of his pairs. It was at the ASLM annual conference – African Society for Laboratory Medicine. The Senegalese researcher was honored this Thursday, December 13 in Abuja, Nigeria. He received his award from Nigerian Minister of Health Isaac Adewole. The ASLM 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the…

IRESSEF to evaluate a new molecular diagnostic test for hepatitis C: the Genedrive® HCV kit

Standard hepatitis C (HCV) diagnostic tests are complex and therefore their availability is often limited to specialized laboratories. With the introduction of direct-acting antivirals, the diagnostic algorithm is simplified and treatment can now be initiated immediately after a positive molecular test. Decentralized molecular diagnostics will make HCV screening widely available and will quickly identify patients…

Professor Souleymane MBOUP President of IRESSEF wins the prestigious Pascoal MOCUMB Award in Lisbon, Portugal

The Pascoal MOCUMBI Award, established by the EDCTP (Europe-Developing Countries Partnership for Clinical Trials), is awarded every two years to an outstanding African or European personality who has made significant advances in the field of health research. In addition to its scientific excellence, the laureate must have made a significant contribution to the EDCTP’s goals…

Training at IRESSEF of Ethiopian partners for capacity building

IRESSEF (Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training) has been welcoming its Ethiopian partners since September 4th, 2017 for a training course on setting up a quality control panel production center. These external quality control panels or performance tests or Proficiency Testing in English (PT) are intended to evaluate the performance as continuous. For…