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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.

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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!

Affiche du webinaire Women in Science en Thaïlande

11/02/21

Webinar | Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, Valérie Verdier, IRD's Chairman of the board and CEO, gave an opening speech during the webinar: "Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science shattering the glass ceiling".

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

11/01/21

One Planet Summit: launch of PREZODE, a first-ever international initiative to prevent future pandemics

PREZODE, an initiative to prevent emerging zoonotic risks and pandemics, was announced on the occasion of the One Planet Summit for biodiversity held on 11 January. Initiated by three French research institutes – INRAE, CIRAD and IRD – PREZODE already mobilised more than 1,000 researchers from 50...

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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.

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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.

Fresque murale de sensibilisation aux gestes barrières contre le Covid-19, devant l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop à Dakar.

22/04/20

ARIACOV: action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic

An action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic (ARIACOV) has just been funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) as part of the "Covid-19 - Health in Common" initiative. This two-year project aims to support the authorities of Benin, Cameroon...

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.

Morphologie ultrastructurale du coronavirus.

03/04/20

A COVID-19 interdisciplinary and partnership-based scientific committee at IRD

IRD has created a COVID-19 interdisciplinary and partnership-based scientific committee. Composed of 8 members, who are researchers from the Institute and partners from the South, it is led by the Director of the "Societies and Globalization" Department and the Director of the "Health and Societies"...

Domestic animals in Zimbabwe.

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

November 2020 – November 2023 Zimbabwe

River in Zimbabwe.

[Project] ProSuLi – Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in TransFrontier Conservation Areas

2018 - March 2022 Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Exposition Insectes

Insects to the planet’s rescue

Fascinating, insignificant, repulsive, awesome – whatever your view on them, insects are everywhere and essential! Some 400 million years of evolution have resulted in an incredible diversity of insects and they can be found in every corner of the world, even at the poles and in the oceans.

Giraffes in Zimbabwe.

[Project] WISHES – Wild host diversity: how to estimate and detect pathogens?

July 2018 – June 2020 Zimbabwe

 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...

Moustique femelle Aedes aegypti à la fin d'un repas de sang.

Health

Improving the health of people in the Global South: this is the common goal of all units working in the Health and Societies area. The department's activities are closely linked to the most pressing issues concerning global health, and the impact of global change (climate, demographic, environmental...