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22/03/21

Watch again: francophone science in Zimbabwe

The IRD and its partners participated in the French language week in Harare, via an online conference on French-speaking research carried out in Zimbabwe.

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

22/03/21 - 24/03/21

Urgently tackling environmental issues: a series of events to address policy-makers in South-East Asia

From March 22 to 24, IRD researchers will be speaking at several side events held alongside the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 (APFSD) to urge decision-makers in Southeast Asia to tackle without delay the environmental problems that threaten our future and that of our children.

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10/03/21

Join the Harare French language week online!

The IRD is participating in the French language week organized by the Francophonie stakeholders in Harare, via an online conference on 19 March.

Veterinary training aiming at improving the animal disease surveillance system. Susan Katsande, veterinary trainer.

04/03/21

[Video] Immersion in the fight against zoonotic and animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Scientists from IRD, CIRAD and the University of Zimbabwe set up training courses and research projects to strengthen the country's autonomy in the face of animal and zoonotic diseases, via the CAZCOM project. Meet them in the field, in this video!

Moustique anophèle pouvant être vecteur du paludisme

26/11/20

Malaria elimination in India at the heart of a new book

Malaria elimination is on everyone's lips. In light of the achievements of recent years, scientists hope to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050. An ambitious but not unattainable mission, as Dr Vas Dev demonstrates in his latest book entitled "Vector Biology and Control - An update for malaria...

Bat.

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.

Kits rapides de dépistage de l'hépatite B

12/10/20

120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits donated to IRD by Fondation Mérieux

The handover ceremony for the 120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits took place on Monday 28 September at the Residence of the French Embassy in Laos, in the presence of the Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong. IRD will coordinate their distribution to the country's...

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.

Voici l’objectif proposé par un nouveau projet de l’IRD au Laos financé par le Fonds Canadiens d’Initiatives Locales et conduit par l'anthropologue Pascale Hancart Petitet, en collaboration avec Thiane Khamvongsa, artiste et directrice de la Compagnie Les Bêtes sur La Lune, et la troupe de danse FangLao.   Pour mettre en scène les parcours de vie des femmes migrantes, la troupe s'est appuyée sur des entretiens ethnographiques conduits par des représentants d'associations de personnes vivant avec le VIH au L

24/08/20

A performance mixing science and dance highlights the vulnerability of migrant women in Laos

Raising awareness among decision-makers and the general public about social and health vulnerabilities of migrant women in Laos through the diffusion of the artistic performance "Live With it" built on scientific data.

Petite fille utilisant un produit désinfectant pour se laver les mains

19/08/20

Laotian project PHYDELAO selected by AUF to continue its fight against the transmission of COVID19

Competing with nearly 2000 projects from 79 countries around the world, the Laotian project PHYDALEAO (PHYto-Desinfectants against the airborne spread of SArs-COV2) has just been selected to be funded by a special fund of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) devoted to the fight against...

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.

nourrissage de poissons en cages flottantes, dans le lac de Cirata (Indonésie, 2006)

20/04/20

Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for some 700 000 deaths each year worldwide. In relation to this phenomenon, a team of researchers from IRD and CIRAD have raised the alarm regarding the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in aquaculture, which is affecting fish production and...

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.