International Pasteurian Research Program in Response to Coronavirus in Africa (REPAIR)
REPAIR : Recherche Pasteurienne Internationale en Réponse au Coronavirus en Afrique
The REPAIR program is a regional project developed by 10 member institutes of the Network, aimed at improving understanding of the SARS COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent. The program’s objective is to analyse initial responses and devise joint methods and initiatives for the future.
For further information about the project, please visit the REPAIR page.
Surveillance and Epidemiological Research in Congo (SUREC)
Financing protocol between the French Embassy in Congo and the Pasteur Network association.
The purpose of the project is to help prevent health risks at the national and international levels, by enabling the Republic of the Congo to consolidate a surveillance network and operate within a sub-regional network. This project is part of the health priority, one of three key priorities aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, the other two being higher education/research and the environment.
The project will rely on the Network and particularly the institutes based in Yaoundé and Bangui. In addition, the Institut Pasteur in Paris will be the reference partner and support Congo’s National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP), providing guidance and technical supervision for the project. The LNSP will be the main beneficiary of the project which will serve to consolidate its epidemiological surveillance action.
- Institut Pasteur du Laos: drug-resistant malaria surveillance in Laos along the border with Cambodia, with capacity development of healthcare workers.
- Institut Pasteur de Tunis: rabies project.
- 2019: Institut Pasteur de Bangui (Central African Republic):
- Biosketch: implementation of community-based integrated malaria control: pilot study in the Central African Republic.
Rotary has developed other projects with the Network; all previous projects were developed and monitored by the Department of International Affairs at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.
2019 Workshop on surveillance and control of rabies
In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Institut Pasteur du Maroc held a 10-days Rabies workshop from September 17 to 28, 2019.
The workshop emphasized the need for a multidisciplinary approach and intersectoral cooperation. Several major objectives addressing critical issues of the present rabies situation in developing countries and in particular in North Africa and West Africa were targeted during this training session:
- To increase awareness and communication about rabies in Africa.
- To discuss problems and opportunities for rabies control in Africa and elaborate on strategic and practical solutions.
- To improve knowledge and practice on rabies epidemiological data, in particular rabies incidence.
- To discuss the present situation of rabies prophylaxis in humans and propose practical solutions to increase access to post-exposure prophylaxis.
- To increase knowledge on dog rabies vaccination and other approaches for dog population management.
- To promote a One Health approach and dog vaccination to control rabies in Africa.
Previous sessions were organised in Dakar, Senegal in 2013; in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2015, in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 2016 and in Amol, Iran in 2017.
- MATI project.
- Antimicrobial Resistance Project (AMR) – QWARS Training project.
- ASIDE 2.