With regard to the major health issues covered by SDG 21 and 32, the overall aim of IRD’s ‘Health and Societies’ department is to contribute to efforts to improve the health of populations in Southern countries through five main subject areas:
This project aims to improve access for vulnerable populations to screening for HIV, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis.
This symposium was held in Dakar and had two goals: bringing together contributions from anthropologists and social scientists on the West African Ebola epidemic, and creating a forum for exchanges between researchers and stakeholders in the response.
François Hollande and President of the Republic of Benin, Dr Boni Yayi, inaugurated both research centres in July 2015.
Doctor, medical entomologist and director of the Institut Pierre Richet in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, Dramane Kaba was awarded the Mérieux Doctors chair for his research into HAT. He will be hosted by the Intertryp unit for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. In addition, the European Union has granted €3 million to a multisite evaluation project to assess different HAT diagnosis methods.
IRD researchers contributed to this report, which summarises national and international progress in all forms of nutrition.