IRESSEF OFFERS FREE COVID-19 TESTS TO THE BEST AMONG THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OF SENEGAL

As a contribution to the efforts of the State of Senegal within the promotion of excellence, the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF) generously offered COVID -19 tests to more than 20 new high school graduates, ranked among the best of the year 2020. Karène, Ababacar, Mouhamadou Bamba and Ababacar Fofana among…

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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.

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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…

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Fight against Covid-19 in Africa

Toward a search for therapeutic solutions based on traditional medicine: Professor Souleymane Mboup selected by the WHO. In the search for response against Coronavirus, no solution is overlooked. The regional office of the World Health Organization for Africa has decided to support States within the research and development of therapies based on traditional medicine against…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Training on sampling and for sites’ support within the biological management of COVID-19

Training on sampling and for sites’ support within the biological management of COVID-19 At the Epidemic Management Center (CTE) of the Thiès Military Camp, IRESSEF organized a training workshop on sampling before the start of virological control tests for appropriate follow-up of patients under treatment in this Center. After the training, the IRESSEF team also…

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COVID-19: IRESSEF has performed Sampling and tests for deported Senegalese at the Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD)

COVID-19: IRESSEF has performed Sampling and tests for deported Senegalese at the Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) IRESSEF started its activities at the Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) since May 17 th 2020. The targeted objective was to perform the sampling from all passengers on incoming flights including virological tests in collaboration with the District…

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iLEAD Grant for Young Innovator

iLEAD : iLEAD (Innovation in Laboratory Engineered Accelerated Diagnostics) is a research program that provides a platform to facilitate the implementation of innovations that have the potential to improve the laboratory value chain. iLEAD has five focus areas: Patient access, Specimen, Transport, Testing (centralized laboratory or POC system) and System-wide Connectivity. The Grant : The…

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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…

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IMPROVED P3 LABORATORY of IRESSEF

It is a boon to have a P3 laboratory with the required standards at the Iressef and an improved P3 being finalized which is almost the equivalent of a P4 laboratory. A level 3 laboratory is designed to handle class 3 infectious agents (cause serious illness in humans and in animals, risk of spread in…

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$ 100 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the continent. Objective: To cope with the epidemic of Coronavirus.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that it is immediately committing $ 100 million to the global response to the 2019 coronavirus epidemic (2019-nCov). Of this amount, $ 20 million has been allocated to strengthen protection populations at risk in Africa. This brings the foundation’s total commitment to Africa to the 2019-nCov epidemic…

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Training on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Ion GeneStudio S5 Technology

IRESSEF (Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation), in collaboration with ThermoFisher Scientific organized a training on Next Generation Sequencing or NGS techniques and particularly on the Ion GeneStudio S5 technology. This training which took place over three days brought together researchers, biologists, engineers and laboratory technicians to strengthen their capacities…

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PAC fellowship announcement

The Institut De Recherche En Santé De Surveillance Épidémiologique Et De Formation (IRESSEF), on behalf of the Pan-African Consortium (PAC), is pleased to announce an open recruitment for the Lab-Corps Fellows Program. The Program was developed to promote laboratory medicine practice among young laboratory professionals to support efforts of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS…

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Request for Proposals (RFP) For Selection of Contractors/Vendors July 2019

1 INTRODUCTION The Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Épidémiologique et de Formation (IRESSEF), through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC), is working to identify a partner to support, manage and possibly improve and existing open source Proficiency Testing (PT) data collection, management and analysis program. This is…

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Request for Proposals – Selection of Contractors/Vendors June 2019

Request for Proposals – Selection of Contractors/Vendors June 2019 1- INTRODUCTION The Institut De Recherche En Santé De Surveillance Épidémiologique Et De Formation (IRESSEF), through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC), would like to introduce an open source electronic system for tracking and monitoring specimen turn-around time (TAT) in…

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PAC Fellowship announcement

The Institut De Recherche En Santé De Surveillance Épidémiologique Et De Formation (IRESSEF), on behalf of the Pan-African Consortium (PAC), is pleased to announce an open recruitment for the Lab-Corps Fellows Program. The Program was developed to promote laboratory medicine practice among young laboratory professionals to support efforts of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS…

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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.

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Diagnosis of meningitis: Albert Royer hospital with molecular biology platform

On 19 February, the Albert Royer National Children’s Hospital inaugurated its molecular biology platform, set up to diagnose cases of meningitis in children. The material was handed over to this health facility by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF), a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Research and Training: Ministry of Health and IRESSEF seal partnership

Six (6) months after its inauguration by the President of the Republic, Macky Sall, the Institute for Health Research epidemiological surveillance and training (Iressef) Diamniadio (Dakar) signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Health and Social Action of Senegal. The objective of this partnership, according to Professor Souleymane Mboup, president of this institute, is…

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IRESSEF will set up its first population and health surveillance center in Sandiara

The Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (Iressef) will allow the establishment of a Demographic and Health Monitoring Center (DSS) in the rural community of Sandiara announced Monday in Diamniadio, its President Director General (CEO), Professor Souleymane Mboup. “This will be the first DSS initiated and led by nationals to be recognized by…

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Visit of Mr. Philippe Cantraine, Delegate General Wallonia-Brussels

He is accompanied by some students from the senghor university of Alexandria (Egypt). Objectives: To introduce the institute to young students but also to enable them to seize opportunities for professional reintegration. This shows that the IRESSEF offers students opportunities. Voir les photos de la Visite de Philippe Cantraine, Délégué Général Wallonie-Bruxell… Return on the…

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