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BU-LABNET News 042022

The BU-LABNET launched the country laboratory evaluation visits in April 2022. The network experts are responsible for this activity which will take place from May to July 2022.

The objectives of the country visits are;

  • To evaluate current diagnostic capacities of each laboratory to conduct PCR based diagnosis of BU with high quality.
  • To assess gaps in personnel, technical and infrastructural capacity of each member laboratory and create a baseline to plan capacity building activities.

Democratic Republic of Congo; 10th - 11th May 2022

  • Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa.

Gabon; 9th - 10th May 2022

  • Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville, Gabon.

Ghana; 17th - 21st May 2022

  • 18th May: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Accra
  • 18th May: West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, Accra
  • 19th – 20th May: Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, Kumasi

Nigeria; 24th - 26th May 2022

  • Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, and St Joseph's Hospital Adazi, Nnukwu

Togo; 28th – 30th June 2022

  • National Institute of Hygiene, Lome

Benin; 28th - 30th July 2022

  • Centre de Dépistage et Traitement de l’Ulcère de Buruli et de la Lèpre (CDTUB), Pobè

Côte d'Ivoire; 3rd - 6th August 2022

  • Institut Pasteur de Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan