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Textile factory on the outskirts of Vientiane where many young migrant women from the northern provinces of Laos come to work

22/04/22

A scientific paper on social and social changes related to the feminisation of migration in Laos

This new scientific article published in the journal Espace populations sociétés addresses issues related to the impacts of the ever-increasing mobility of women in Laos. It focuses on the intergenerational dynamics, the effect on family structures and relationships.

Chercheurs réalisant un échantillonnage d'eau et de sédiments au Laos

20/01/22

Creation of six new research programs in Laos

In 2022, IRD is supporting the creation of five new research structures with activities in Laos. These research and training programs have various modes of operation and over a wide range of disciplinary fields (health, ecology, biology, geology, land use planning).

Exposition photographique sur le thème "Vivre avec / Live with it" à l’Institut Français du Laos

10/12/21

A photographic exhibition on the topic "Vivre avec / Live with it" at the French Institute of Laos

The photographic exhibition features choreography by actors and dancers who artistically interpret IRD's ethnographic work on the everyday lives of people living with HIV in Laos.

Soins médicaux apportés à un enfant au Laos

02/12/21

Publication of a scientific article on the daily life of informal caregivers for children with HIV in Laos

This new scientific article published in the journal Moussons addresses issues related to the daily care of children with HIV in Laos. It focuses on informal caregivers, the daily life of sick children and the distribution of care between their entourage and the institutions.

Nurses of the hospital of the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane, Laos

29/11/21

Nurses respond to the Covid-19 epidemic in Laos

The "NExT COVID-19" project of the Vientiane University of Health Sciences and the TransVIHMI IMU has been selected to receive funding from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.

 Travail en laboratoire sur la Tuberculose

20/07/21

IRD partner of UNITE4TB : a new era in tuberculosis treatment development

The UNITE4TB project, new consortium in which IRD is a partner, aims to advance tuberculosis research and enable the development of new, safe and affordable treatment solutions for tuberculosis patients worldwide.

AriaCov project (action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic).

16/07/21

AFROSCREEN: a COVID-19 response program to boost variant surveillance in 13 African countries

The Agence française de développement (AFD) and ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes, in partnership with the Institut Pasteur, IRD, and laboratories across 13 African countries, are launching the joint AFROSCREEN project. This project meets an urgent need for surveillance of the development of...

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...

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

07/05/20

Analysis of 65 years of work on the relationships between forests, deforestation and infectious disease emergence

The global COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of certain previously little-studied scientific areas such as the relationships between ecosystems, their biodiversity and the emergence of new infectious diseases. Humans are making increasing use of their environment and so they are...

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...

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"...

Recherches sur le sida et hépatites virales, Cameroun.

24/07/19

Dolutegravir:a good alternative treatment of HIV infection in low-income countries

The NASMAL study is the first of its kind to compare in real-life conditions two treatments of HIV infection, one dolutegravir-based and the other based on efavirenz 400 mg. Until now, there has been no direct comparison of the action of these two drugs in countries with limited resources...

Drug-resistant, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

22/03/19

PLOS Special Collection Launch: Shaping Novel TB Treatments

To commemorate World TB Day, a Special Collection has been released by PLOS Medicine containing a series of articles that articulate the essential new steps in clinical research that will pave the way for the development of tomorrow’s optimal treatment for all forms of tuberculosis. This Special...

 Séchage de papier filtre lors d'une enquête sanitaire à Vientiane (Laos)

Research in Laos

IRD's scientific priorities in Laos are focused on the major challenges of sustainable development: ecosystems and natural resources, infectious and emerging diseases, international migration and poverty reduction.

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...