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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.

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 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.

Water point in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe.

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

April 2020 – April 2023 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

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.

Domestic animals in Zimbabwe.

[Project] PACMAN - Diagnostic platform for the control of animal diseases

November 2020 – November 2023 Zimbabwe

Vignette désertification

Desertification, A Challenge for Science

Desertification is a result of land degradation, mainly caused by human activity, in dry areas of the planet. Climate change amplifies the negative effects of these activities on soils and vegetation.

 Larves d'Anopheles gambiae

Vectors and diseases

What do plague, malaria and chikungunya have in common? These diseases and many others - or more precisely the causal agents responsible - are spread by vectors. A vector is a transmission agent. Certain invertebrates - mainly insects - carry microscopic organisms that cause diseases and transmit...

The CAZCOM project studies bats among other animals.

[Project] CAZCOM - Control of animal and zoonotic diseases

French solidarity fund for innovative projects (FSPI) January 2019 - December 2020 Zimbabwe