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16 décembre 2022

CERFIG, African health research excellence

Abdoulaye Touré

Rubrique - Global Africa N°2

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En Français

The CERFIG was born out of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic, the largest one in Guinea’s history. The whole world was looking at the country. One of the most striking elements was that there was no infrastructure to host research projects on the epidemic. These were therefore developed in mobile facilities in rented premises. This observation led us to believe that an institutional framework had to be created so that the infrastructures could remain at the service of research after the epidemic. With Professors Eric Delaporte, Alice Desclaux, Bernard Taverne, Jean-François Etard, Philippe Msellati and others, we benefited from the financial support of the French Task Force against Ebola and finally the centre was quickly built and equipped in a period of emergency. Today, it is one of the most important centres in the field of infectious diseases, as shown by the number and quality of its publications and its participation in the diagnosis of diseases with epidemic potential (Ebola, Covid, etc.). We also have a vocation for training. Many diplomas have been developed, masters and doctorates, in particular. We have also hosted a number of foreign researchers.

Keywords  :

Health, epidemic, cerfig

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