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  • International News | 30.07.2014

    Institut Pasteur and Institut Pasteur of Dakar on the front line against the Ebola crisis in West Africa

    Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, several scientists from the Institut Pasteur, as part of their mandate as a WHO Collaborating Centre on arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fevers, have been offering their support to international aid plan implemented in collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health.

  • The Institut Pasteur signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Institut of Liver and Biliary Sciences in India - Institut Pasteur

    International News | 01.07.2014

    The Institut Pasteur signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Institut of Liver and Biliary Sciences in India

    The Institut Pasteur, the Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences (ILBS) and the Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to promote the implementation and execution of collaborative research projects and organize joint scientific shops at bilateral or multilateral level. Exchange of scientists, PhD and MDPhD will be supported through this MOU.

    Signing of this MOU was held on June 1st, 2014 in New Delhi in the presence of Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur and Pr Shiv K. Sarin, Head of the Department of Hepatology and Director of ILBS and M. Shri Sanjay Kumar Srivastava IAS Officer, Chief Secretary of the NCT of Delhi.

  • Africa Regional Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network

    International News | 26.06.2014

    Africa Regional Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network

    The Africa regional meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network was organized in the Institut by Dakar (Senegal) from June 18th to June 19th followed by a Scientific Day of the African Institutes June 20th, 2014.

    This regional meeting and the scientific Day of Instituts Pasteur in the Africa region was an opportunity to discuss new research strategies in the Institutes of the Network, from bioinformatics till biostatistics, the Center for Global Health and biomedical resources. The challenges posed by infectious diseases on this continent such as rabies, malaria and hepatitis have been developed in workshops. Finally the issues of monitoring antiretroviral and antimalarial resistance were discussed by experts from the African region.

  • A working trip in Geneva for the Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur

    International News | 06.05.2014

    A working trip in Geneva for the Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur

    On May 6th, few weeks before the 67th World Health Assembly which will concern some of the priority topics of the Institut Pasteur, the Professor Christian Bréchot, was in Geneva for a working visit. This visit allowed extensive discussions with the Global Fund to Fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria and the GAVI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Seth Berkley. 

    Several meetings within the World Health Organization (WHO), including one with the Director-general, Margaret Chan, was an opportunity to discuss the strengthening of cooperation between the Institut Pasteur and WHO, especially to cope with the public health crisis.

  • Strengthening ties between the IRD and the Institut Pasteur

    International News | 16.04.2014

    Strengthening ties between the IRD and the Institut Pasteur

    On April 16th, 2014 Pr Michel Laurent, President of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, signed an amendment to the partnership agreement signed in 2010. This agreement aims to develop joint research projects in regions and communities overseas and in countries in Africa, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Indian Ocean.

    The IRD and Institut Pasteur wish to synergize their efforts to health’s benefit by strengthening their collaboration and their infrastructure, and mobilize their teams in the concerned countries.

     

  • The Institut Pasteur in Dakar mobilizes researchers to fight against the Ebola virus

    International News | 28.03.2014

    The Institut Pasteur in Dakar mobilizes researchers to fight against the Ebola virus

    The Institut Pasteur in Dakar mobilizes researchers under epidemic hemorrhagic fever raging in Guinea.


    To support countries in epidemic situations with the implementation of control measures is one of the missions of the Institut Pasteur and the instituts of its network. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and more specialy the Arboviruses and hemorrhagic fevers viruses WHO Collaborating Research Centre (WHOCC arboviruses) are mobilized to identified help and contain hemorrhagic fever raging in Guinea.



    Upon the request of the Ministry of Health and WHO in the African Region, Dr. Amadou Sall, Head of WHOCC arboviruses of the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and his team are in affected areas. They joined an international team of emergent biological response.

  • International News | 06.03.2014

    A renovation for the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar

    On March 6th, 2014 the Professor Christian BRECHOT, President of the Institut Pasteur, has inaugurated the Girard renovated building of the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar. This building built in 1935 has been brought up to international standards with fundings from the French Ministry of Research to meet quality and scientific excellence requirement.

    The Girard building hosts the following units:

    Medical Entomology, with huge insectariums to study mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and arthropods sensitivity to insecticides
    Immunology for the study of immune responses in diseases such as malaria, cysticercosis, tuberculosis and plague
    Plague Unit/ WHO Collaborating Centre which includes the plague central laboratory of the Ministry of Health
    Helminthiasis with the central laboratory for bilharziasis from the Ministry of Health


    Since 1898, the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar, a recognized public institute, is a partner of the Ministry of Health in Madagascar. It was created to conduct useful studies and researches for health and economic development of the country. Internationally recognized, the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar is a National WHO Collaborating Center for plague and WHO Reference Laboratory for Polio, Measles and Influenza. It also houses National Reference Laboratory for Mycobacterium and Rabies.Training is also central for the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar. This institute promotes the development of country's human capacity in the field of health and research by training doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, scientists and technicians and staff of the Ministry of Health. The Institut Pasteur in Madagascar is also greatly involved in the academic world.

     

  • International News | 19.02.2014

    The Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe is mobilizing against Chikungunya


    The Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe is mobilizing against Chikungunya through the development of a rapid detection test allowing the Medical Laboratory to bring a diagnosis to patients within five days after blood sample.

    Involved from the beginning of Chikungunya's epidemic, the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana, with six International Reference Laboratories in Americas Region, showed the susceptibility of Aedes mosquito against Chikungunya virus and contributed by supplying reagents for carrying out the serology and the development of the real-time PCR. If the first epidemic outbreak was hosted on the French part of the Saint-Martin's island, the Chikungunya virus has spread rapidly in French West Indies, French Guiana and now extends into all Caribbean region. In December 2013, the decision was taken to perform the diagnosis in Guadeloupe in order to reduce response times. The Hospital in Pointe à Pitre supports hospitalized cases and the Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe performs molecular diagnosis of ambulatory cases and serological diagnosis of all patients.

  • International News | 18.02.2014

    Visit of S.E. Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority

    On February 18th, the Institut Pasteur welcomed the Director-General’s delegation of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), S.E. Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor. They were received by Pr Christian Brechot, President of the Institut Pasteur, by Dr. Marc Jouan, General Secretary of the Institut Pasteur International Network and the Head of the Molecular Genetics RNA Viruses Unit/CNR influenzae virus, Pr Sylvie van der Werf.
    During the discussion the development of collaborations between the DHA, the Institut Pasteur and the Institut Pasteur International Network in the areas of research, microbial monitoring and training of researchers have been evocated.
    The welcome finished by the visit of the Molecular Genetics Unit of Virus RNA Unit/CNR influenzae virus and of the Museum.

  • International News | 30.01.2014

    Designation of a WHO Collaborating Centre for the Surveillance of Anti-malarial Drug Ressistance - Institut Pasteur in French-Guiana

    The World Health Organisation has designed the Laboratoire de Parasitologie de l'Institut Pasteur de la Guyane as WHO Collaborating Centre for the Surveillance of Anti-malarial Drug Resistance.

    Lise Musset and Eric Legrand will act as Heads of this new Centre attached to the WHO Americas Region (AMRO). This designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) is effective for a period of four years from January 2014 to January 2018.

    The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana, headed by Dr Philippe Quenel, carries out activities of 4 National Reference Centres (NRC) - laboratories associated to the West Indies and Guiana region, appointed by decree of the Ministry of Health for a term of 5 years from 2012 to 2016:
    • 3 CNR in the Virology Laboratory: respectively Arbovirus, Influenzae viruses and Hantavirus
    • 1 CNR in the Laboratory of Parasitology for malaria surveillance

    This new WHO Collaborating Centre increase to 19 the number of WHOCC in the Institut Pasteur International Network including 8 WHOCC at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

    Malaria is a disease that can be fateful. It is caused by parasites transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. In 2012, malaria was responsible for 627,000 deaths mostly among African children under 5 years. In French Guiana, malaria affects each year between 2 000 and 5 000 patients it is endemic on the rivers borders with Suriname (Maroni), with Brazil (Oyapock) and within the Saul's region. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are the most common parasites, however, P. falciparum is the most lethal.

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