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June 03, 2016

For 2016, the India Vaccinology Course (INDVAC) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Vaccinology Course will be held in South Africa as Afro-ADVAC- the First Advanced Vaccinology Course in Africa. The Course will be held close to Johannesburg, from September 19 to 28, 2016 and will be hosted by a team led by Dr. Shabir A.

May 18, 2016

Authors: Delphine Sauvageot, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade, Laurent Akilimali, Jean-Claude Anne, Pawou Bidjada, Didier Bompangue, Godfrey Bwire, Daouda Coulibaly, Liliana Dengo-Baloi, Mireille Dosso, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Dorteia Inguane, Atek Kagirita, Adele Kacou-N’Douba, Sakoba Keita, Abiba Kere Banla, Yao Jean-Pierre Kouame, Dadja Essoya Landoh, Jose Paulo Langa, Issa Makumbi, Berthe Miwanda, Muggaga Malimbo, Guy Mutombo, Annie Mutombo, Emilienne Niam

December 02, 2015

Authors: Anthony M. Smith, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade, Martin A. Mengel, Bradford D. Gessner, Delphine Sauvageot, Bawimodom Bidjada, Berthe N. Miwanda, Diallo M. Saliou, Adèle Kacou N’Douba, José P. Langa, Husna Ismail, Nomsa Tau, Arvinda Sooka, Karen. H. Keddy
PLOS ONE, 25 November 2015, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142989

November 16, 2015

The U.S.–Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the week of January 11-15, 2016 in North Bethesda, Maryland (USA) followed by the 18th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), involving all joint panels and large breakout meetings for individual joint panels.

October 02, 2015

September 24-25, 2015 – Africhol was invited to the fourth meeting of the Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control (CCPC) in Atlanta. The Coalition is an informal group of individuals and organizations motivated by the same goal – to stop cholera. During the meeting, coalition members were updated on the current global situation with cholera, the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) stockpile, and OCV use.

June 09, 2015

Lomé, Togo - June 2015 The African Cholera Surveillance Network – Africhol – aims to improve cholera prevention and control in Africa. The network, implemented by a consortium of partners, meets annually in one of the member countries to discuss the lessons learned during the year and the challenges and prospects that lie ahead. The fifth edition of the meeting will be held in Lomé, Togo, on 10 and 11 June under the patronage of the Minister of Health.

February 18, 2015

Africhol has participated in the 14th World Congress on Public Health which took place in Kolkata, India from 11-15 February 2015.  Aiming towards fostering the promotion of “Healthy People – Healthy Environment”, the Congress has brought together thousands of participants from a wide range of public health disciplines from many countries around the world.

January 19, 2015

Africhol organized a symposium on cholera in Africa at the 49th U.S.-Japan Conference on Cholera and Other Enteric Bacterial Infections, which was held from January 14 through January 16, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. The program of this Conference includes several presentations by members of the Africhol Consortium that illustrate the importance and benefit of community based research to gain knowledge on cholera and for translating the progress in research to public-health impact in the field:

December 17, 2014

The Africhol team took part in the roundtable organised by the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the congress to mark 30 years of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB), which was held in Kinshasa from December 5 to 7.

December 12, 2014

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Côte d’Ivoire, the Africhol coordination team carried out, a multidisciplinary study has been among artisan fishermen in order to have a better description and understanding of their vulnerability to cholera.

The study had three parts: