The Institut Pasteur in Bangui welcomes French and Central African Presidents

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On his way to the security summit in Abuja, Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic stopped Friday, May 13, 2016 in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic. For his third visit to the country since the beginning of his term, President Hollande visited the Institut Pasteur in Bangui with President Faustin-Archange Touadera, his newly elected Central African counterpart.

The activities of research and public health conducted at the Institut Pasteur in Bangui were presented to both Presidents who could measure the vital role it plays in disease surveillance and monitoring of Central African patients. The Institut Pasteur in Bangui is host to laboratories that are National Centres of Reference for the monitoring of 8 diseases with a major impact on life expectancy in CAR (tuberculosis, hemorrhagic fevers, rabies, influenza, arboviruses, polio, measles, gastroenteritis). Principal medical analysis laboratory of the country, it welcomes around 200 patients every day. Nearly half of its activity relates to the diagnosis and monitoring of patients living with HIV (5% of individuals in the CAR) whose treatment and analysis are free thanks to funding from the Global Fund. The two Presidents acknowledged the work done by the staff of the Institut Pasteur in Bangui that despite the political events that have shaken the country in recent years, has remained open without interruption for the benefit of the Central African population.

 

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Mis à jour le 18/05/2016

 

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