Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe
Created in 1948, the Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe (IPG) first devoted its research to leprosy and bilharzia, followed by tuberculosis in 1993 and the strengthening of environmental hygiene activities at the end of the 90s. In 2011, the IPG created an Environment-Health unit. Today, there is only one research unit “transmission, reservoirs and diversity of pathogens”.
The Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe employs around 50 people, including 10 scientists. Current activities concern research, training, public health as well as services such as vaccinations, the environmental hygiene laboratory and specialized medical analyses.
Among the strategic research axes of the IP Guadeloupe there is:
- Research for alternative methods to insecticides for vector control.
- Understanding the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance gene exchange between different human, animal and environmental biotopes to better understand the risks associated with the environmental spread of antibiotic resistance.
- Understanding reservoirs, modes of transmission and genetic diversity of certain pathogens, such as free living amoeba, Salmonella, Klebsiella, Angiostrongylus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
For more information, visit the Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe official website.