With regard to the major health issues covered by the Sustainable Development Goals, the aim of IRD’s ‘Health and Societies’ department is to contribute to efforts to improve the health of populations in the Global South.
The work done combines two complementary aspects of research: improving knowledge and conducting research projects on the one hand, and intervention or operational research with a direct impact on populations and support for control programmes on the other.
The focus is on a multidisciplinary approach, combining biomedical sciences with human and social sciences.
Coordinated by the UMR Merit research unit, this phase 1b trial runs until mid-2017 and the initial results are satisfactory.Find out more
Alongside the various projects on the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, a centre for research and training in infectiology (CERFIG) was set up on the medical faculty campus, in collaboration with the infectious and tropical diseases department National Donka Hospital and the University of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Conakry.