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16/11/20

Sustainable and reliable tools to control zoonotic diseases in Zimbabwe

Following the upgrading of a biomolecular lab thanks to the CAZCOM project, the launch of the PACMAN project strengthens the autonomy of Zimbabwe to control animal and zoonotic diseases.

Wanda Markotter, a professor at the University of Pretoria and a partner of IRD researchers in Zimbabwe, coordinates the field trip and oversees the students taking samples on bats.

13/10/20

[Video] SciChat #1 with Wanda Markotter

Let's chat with Wanda Markotter, a virologist at the University of Pretoria, as part of our SciChat series with scientists and partners from Southern Africa.

Abalone farm.

30/09/20

[Webinar] Ensuring food security in Africa through sustainable aquaculture

Did you think about where the last prawn or fish you ate came from? Chances are that they grew in an aquaculture farm! For a few years now, the majority of seafood we consume has not been coming from fisheries.

Un médiateur du Centre de recherche et de formation en infectiologie de Guinée (CERFIG) reçoit une patiente pour une visite du projet PostEboGui, qui permet le suivi et la prise en charge des guéris d'Ebola depuis la fin de l'épidémie en Guinée.

24/07/20

Ebola Survivors Present Severe Immune System Abnormalities Two Years After Recovery

Four years after the end of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and as it continues to wreak havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the scientific community wonders about the after-effects that may remain among survivors. To learn more, researchers from Inserm and Université Paris-Est Créteil at...

Laboratory work on emerging diseases.

09/07/20

Regional focus: Infectious diseases in the centre of the scientists’ target

Their names are Florian, Muriel, Andres, Veerle, Louis-Clément... Each morning, a community of IRD researchers working in Southern, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean wakes up with a simple idea in mind: fighting communicable diseases which have significant effects on the region’s populations.

Virus Covid-19

20/06/20

Covid-19: our partners at the forefront of the fight - Zimbabwe

Numerous scientific partners of IRD, in France and in the countries of the Global South, are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, through actions of research, in the field and in support of public decision. Meet Prof. Pfukenyi, from the University of Zimbabwe.

The CAZCOM project studies bats among other animals.

08/06/20

Zimbabwe: Research carries on, from laboratory to remote working

Florian Liégeois, an IRD virologist, has been hosted by the University of Zimbabwe, in Harare, for the past few months. The country having implemented lockdown regulations since last April, he and his partners needed a new organisation so that their research on coronaviruses continues.

Bat.

22/05/20

Covid-19: improving knowledge on coronaviruses carried by bats to protect human populations

IRD, Cirad and the University of Zimbabwe, long-standing research partners in animal and zoonotic diseases, launched a new project on the genetic diversity of coronaviruses found in Zimbabwean bats.

The project team distributed more than 5000 masks to the Lamu population.

15/05/20

COVID-19: Mask distribution to community-based partners in Lamu

More than 5000 masks were distributed to the partners of the Mikoko Project on mangrove conservation in Lamu.

A couple taking in the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town.

11/05/20

We found high UV doses at high-altitude hiking trails in Reunion and Cape Town

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is important for life on earth and especially for humans.

The Unamat forest in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios department, Peru.

14/04/20

Safeguarding biodiversity is essential to prevent the next COVID-19

Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.

Ultrastructural morphology of coronavirus.

18/03/20

Coronavirus in East Africa: some advice

Following World Health Organization declaring Covid-19 a pandemic and the different measures taken by European and African governments, the IRD office in East Africa require all researchers to postpone their missions and to avoid travelling as much as possible. We call for everyone’s responsibility...

Ultrastructural morphology of coronavirus.

17/03/20

Coronavirus in Southern Africa: some advice

Following World Health Organization declaring Covid-19 a pandemic and the different measures taken by European and African governments, the joint IRD-CNRS-Cirad office in Southern Africa require all researchers to postpone their missions and to avoid travelling as much as possible. All short-term...

Cape Town & Table Mountain

18/02/20

Extreme solar UV radiation exposure in Cape Town

[Research result] Study shows the danger for Capetonians and tourists visiting Table Mountain.

Water point in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] HUM-ANI - Contacts among animals and humans and infectious risk

April 2020 – April 2023 Zimbabwe

One of the few malaria awareness signs in the Vhembe district, in South Africa.

[Projet] RESMACA - Spatial monitoring to achieve elimination of residual malaria in South Africa

May 2017 - April 2021 South Africa, Zimbabwe

Breeding Aedes mosquitoes in laboratory.

[Project] TIS AEDES OI - Implementation of the Sterile Insect Technique in the Indian Ocean

February 2019 - March 2021 Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion

Drugs on a market in Africa.

[Project] ANIPHARM - Sociology of the pharmaceutical uses of animal life in the Indian Ocean

November 2019 – October 2022 India, Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka

African elephant walking across a river in the Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] TEMPO - Remote sensing and spatial modelling of animal mobility

January 2018 – January 2021 Zimbabwe

Student training at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.