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34th International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control

34th International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control

The 34th edition of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) took place from 11-15 September 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia. From the DiTECT-HAT consortium, V. Lejon (IRD-France, photo middle), P. Büscher (ITM-Antwerp) and V. Jamonneau (IRD and IPR-Côte d’Ivoire, photo left) and O. Camara and M. Camara (PNLTHA-Guinea) were present.

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DR Congo medical staff, ready to take on the challenge of the passive case detection of the HAT

DR Congo medical staff, ready to take on the challenge of the passive case detection of the HAT

One of the specific objectives of the DiTECT-HAT project is to determine the performance and cost of rapid diagnosis tests (RDT), of their combinations and of algorithms including reference tests. These tasks (WP2)  take place in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and in DR Congo. Before the study starts, the medical staff involved needs to be trained. Last May, a group of lab technicians in DR Congo were trained.  In July, clinicians and nurses in charge of the inclusion/exclusion were trained. Technicians also joined this last session to get a refresher training.

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EDCTP information day in Paris

EDCTP information day in Paris

On the 30th of June 2017, the French Ministry of Higher Education and research and Aviesan (French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health) organized an EDCTP information day at the Ministry in Paris.

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