Infectious Diseases Immunology Unit

The Unit is in charge of:

  • Measuring the impact of malaria control measures and epidemiological changes on transmission and the reservoir.
  • Studying of Host-Parasite interactions during Plasmodium vivax infections – one of the parasites responsible for malaria in Madagascar.
  • the development of serological diagnostic tests that can be easily used in Basic Health Centers and allow rapid diagnosis of pathologies such as Leptospirosis and Cysticercosis/Neurocysticercosis.
  • Studying the prevalence of parasitoses associated with diarrhea and malnutrition in children in Madagascar.
  • Capacity building in immunology to improve the use and mastery of the main immunological techniques necessary for the development of research projects against infectious diseases.