Presentation of the IRESSEF

The Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF) is a non-profit public institute.

IRESSEF is located in Diamniadio, near Dakar and works in close collaboration with national organizations such as the Ministry of Health and Social Action, as well as research institutes, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations. across Africa. IRESSEF also has many Western institutions among its partners.

Accessibility of health care to all is our vocation.

Over the last 30 years, we have had the chance to work closely with the best specialists in various disciplines; be it on HIV AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, Ebola and many other diseases.

We have always fought against the fatalism that wants scientists
Africans are content with second-class research.

Pr. Souleymane Mboup

President, IRESSEF


IRESSEF is an institution of excellence of international renown in the field of health research with expertise and a technical platform of quality conducive to the full development of the population in order to contribute to the positioning of Senegal in the ranks of great nations that cleverly combine the health and sustainable development of their countries through training and research.


Support for public health policies (Reference Centers) to make health care accessible to all and make a significant contribution to the well-being of people in Africa.

Intervention's area

The IRESSSEF receives funding from several international institutions such as Gilead, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European Union / EDCTP, the CDC, the University of Oxford, GlaxoSmithKline, the World Fund / MSAS of Senegal, etc.

Research & Program/activities

West African Network of Excellence on clinical trials in HIV, TB and Malaria (WANETAM II),

  • West African Network of Excellence on clinical trials in HIV, TB and Malaria (WANETAM II), works with universities and research institutes in countries such as Senegal, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Ghana and Nigeria. WANETAM intervenes on diseases such as Ebola and neglected tropical diseases- Client : European UnionEDCTP

Development of HIV Quality Control Program

  • Development of HIV Quality Control Program: Quality Systems Management Program for African Countries under the name of: Program for African Countries Under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – Client: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC)

Strengthening activities related to strategic information on HIV

  • Strengthening HIV Strategic Information Activities at the Senegal level and under the Program known as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) -Client: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ebola ChAd3-ZEBOV Vaccine Trial

ChAd3-ZEBOV Ebola Vaccine Trial (Phase I and Phase II) – Client: GlaxoSmithKline & Oxford University, UK

African Voice and Leadership Meeting

  • African Voice and Leadership Meeting to Accelerate Evaluation of Treatment Potentials and Vaccines for Ebola in West Africa, Dakar, Senegal, January 19-20, 2015 – Client: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Demonstration Project (PrEP) -HIV

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) -HIV Tenofovir DF / Emtricitabine (TDF / FTC) Demonstration Project with Sex Professionals in Dakar, Senegal-Client: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

RESSSEF is also:

  • A Reference Center for Molecular Epidemiology for the identification of existing HIV subtypes at national and regional level;
  • A Reference Laboratory in West Africa for WHO / UNAIDS;
  • A Reference Center for WHO / UNAIDS;
  • A Center of Excellence for ASLM (African Society for Laboratory Medicine);
  • A Partnership Agreement with the CDC to strengthen laboratories and surveillance systems in Africa.
  • Home AFRIQUALAB – intends to improve the quality of laboratory services in Africa by sending and monitoring quality control tests throughout Africa, especially in French-speaking countries. Experience in Network Coordination: WANETAM, RARS, AFRIQUALAB
  • Capacity building on hyper specialized fields: Training Center permanent
  • Donor networks best known in global research

1.5.Impact of the IRESSEF Project

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