Research conducted within the “Health and Societies” (SAS) Department is driven by strong synergy between the considerable international expertise of its teams and partners, and top-level technical platforms in France and in the South.
Activities are closely linked to the pressing issues of global health and the impact of global changes (climate, demographic, environmental and societal changes). They also take into account the need to reorganise health systems and their funding, as well as the challenges posed by new health threats or phenomena such as resistance to anti-infective agents and insecticides. These are a key part of the global health strategy in France, and require a one health approach based on strong interdisciplinary interactions.
Health/environment interactions in the broad sense (biodiversity, climate change, food system) and political and social systems are a cross-cutting and federating theme for the research carried out by the units. This systemic approach is at the heart of two international research groups in the South (GDRI-South) certified in 2018, as well as new seminal, interdisciplinary partnership programmes (PSIP), managed by the department..
The Napneung programme, deployed by the PHPT UMI and aiming at facilitating access to HIV, syphilis and viral hepatitis B and C diagnosis, received very positive feedback from Expertise France in August 2018. The UMI secured additional funding for 2019 (€1.25 million).Find out more
Frédérique Vidal, French minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, conveyed her warmest congratulations to the TRANSVIHMI UMI on characterising the circulating strain in just a few days, making it possible to initiate vaccination campaigns.Find out more
Organised by IRD and Duke-NUS in Singapore from 1st to 3rd October 2018, the second international conference of the WIN network (Worldwide Insecticide resistance Network) brought together 150 participants.Find out more
Vectopôle Sud is a Montpellier-based network, unique in Europe, on arthropods of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance.Find out more
The “Regulations, Markets, Health: reviewing current issues with medicinal products in Africa” international symposium, organised as part of the GLOBALMED programme, brought together 150 participants at the Ouidah Regional Public Health Institute in Benin.Find out more
This event, organised in Montpellier, brought together 130 participants from 15 different countries.Find out more