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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!

Paspalum notatum

05/02/21

Plants that defy generations at the heart of a European Union research programme

The Mechanisms of Apomictic Development (MAD) project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by Olivier Leblanc, an IRD plant geneticist, was launched last December. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA RISE) Action is being implemented under the Pillar 1...

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...

Découverte de l'exposition IRD "les insectes au secours de la planète"

02/12/20

IRD celebrates Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2020

IRD, alongside Cirad and the French Embassy in Thailand, took part together in the National Science and Technology Fair in Bangkok. Organised by the National Science Museum (NSM), this event attracts more than a million visitors every year from all over the kingdom to discover the latest advances...

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...

Vaccination anti-covid

24/11/20 - 24/11/20

Table-ronde d’experts sur le vaccin contre le SARS-Cov-2

The Operational Research Working Group of the Platform of Partners for COVID-19 in West and Central Africa, together with the WHO Regional Office for Africa organize a scientific round-table on COVID-19 Vaccine; the event is organized in partnership with the Regional Working Group on Immunization...

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.

Le moustique-tigre (Aedes albopictus) est une espèce qui peut inoculer une trentaine de virus en zone tropicale, notamment la dengue.

13/11/20 - 05/12/20

Call for Applications WANIDA Network: Etiology of Infectious Diseases in West Africa

The thematic network WANIDA (West African network for infectious diseases ACE), is calling for applications for thesis or master's degree scholarships to support its scientific programme on infectious diseases in West Africa.

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...

Colobathristide bug (ordered Heteroptera), Pilchicocha (Ecuador).

21/09/20

Solving global challenges using insect research

IRD researchers and their partners have published a special issue in the Current Opinion in Insect Science journal. Using an interdisciplinary approach and based on examples from international research, they explain how insects can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...

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...

Nuage de fumée illustrant la pollution atmosphérique

17/07/20

New grant for a study on transboundary haze pollution and BRI in Southeast Asia

The Henry Luce Foundation Initiative for Southeast Asia, has awarded a four-year research grant to a team led by University of Hawai’i and IRD to study transboundary air pollution and the socio-ecological Impact of China’s BeltRoad Initiative in the Mekong Sub-Region. This grant complements the...

Temple bouddhiste à Bangkok

14/07/20 - 24/08/20

Call for proposals: PHC SIAM Mobility programme 2020-2021

To encourage outstanding scientific exchanges between Thai and French higher education institutions and research bodies, and to develop sustainable collaborative research activities, the Joint Franco-Thai Committee launches the present Call for proposals.

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.

The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

25/06/20

Kenya: Science carries on during pandemic, to maintain insect breeding

When the country implemented a national lockdown and travel restrictions due to the current health crisis, Paul-André Calatayud and his kenyan colleagues had to find a way to ensure that their research and laboratory work could keep going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects...

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.

Virus Covid-19

15/06/20

COVID-19: partners leading the way in the fight

A number of scientific partners of the IRD (French Institute of Research for Development) in France and southern countries are leading the way in the fight against the pandemic through concerted research activities in the field and support of public decision making. This article presents the...