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Fin du 2ème Symposium International sur la Drépanocytose en Afrique Centrale qui s'est tenu à Libreville du 27 au 28 mai 2011

Les rideaux sont tombés samedi soir dans la capitale gabonaise sur la deuxième édition du Symposium International sur la Drépanocytose organisé par le Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF) en collaboration avec le  Réseau d’Etudes sur la Drépanocytose en Afrique Centrale (REDAC).

« Drépanocytose et maladies infectieuses », tel était le thème de ces deux jours de rencontres au cours desquels les participants ont pu élaborer les bases d’un partenariat sous-régional dans la lutte contre la Drépanocytose.

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La Première Dame du Gabon, Mme Sylvia BONGO ONDIMBA, Le Ministre de la Santé, M. flavien NZENGUI NZOUNDOU, le Directeur Général du CIRMF, le Dr Jean Paul GONZALEZ, le Président du Comité d'Organisation du Symposium, le Dr Lucas SICA à l'ouverture.

 
2nd International Symposium on Sickle Cell Disease in Central Africa

Sickle Cell Disease and Infectious Diseases, Libreville, Gabon, at the Saint Exupéry French Cultural Centre organized by the REDAC, under the patronage of Ms. Sylvia Bongo, Wife of the President of the Gabonese Republic.

 

 

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CIRMF Scientific Council meeting of February 6, 2023

The 31st Scientific Council of the International Centre for Medical Research in Franceville met in Libreville, from 3 to 6 February 2011. Three major priorities were identified: continue to increase scientific output, continue to refine the work on emerging infectious diseases and further develop the concepts of biosafety and bioethics.

A complete report on these important issues will be available within a few weeks.

Scientific Council in February 2011

Read the PDF of the article on the Scientific Council in the national daily newspaper l'UNION (in French)

 
Emerging viruses under surveillance

Article on emerging diseases
No. 20867 of February 10, 2023

Innovation

Virology to prevent future pandemics. Scientists are trying to anticipate the passage of animal viruses to humans.

This winter, the dreaded influenza virus A (H1N1) was thankfully milder, and the infections it caused mingled with those of the seasonal flu. The pandemic of the previous winter, however reminded us that viruses can still be dangerous. We may even be at the dawn of a new offensive of infectious diseases. “The globalization of trade increases the risk of emerging pathogens that could spread rapidly around the world” recently observed Bernard Vallat, Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), at the launch of the World Veterinary Year.  It is no coincidence that veterinarians are concerned with the topic: most new infectious diseases in humans originate from animals.

“Viruses have always spread beyond their natural reservoirs to infect other species,” said Arnaud Fontanet, Head of the Epidemiology of Emerging Diseases Unit at the Pasteur Institute. “But they now have more and more opportunities to cross the species barrier.” Unprecedented population growth, intensive farming, deforestation and global passenger travel are all factors that have increased the opportunities for contact with new viruses.

 

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Education: Doctor of Medicine Thesis Defences 2010

Three candidates who did their internships at the CIRMF defended their theses in 2010. One of them, Roland Fabrice Kassa Kassa, was named top in his class, receiving high honours and the congratulations of the jury, and winning the Thesis Prize and the opportunity to participate in inter-university exchanges.

The CIRMF again performed its mission of mentoring and training, as the doctoral theses in medicine were defended at the University of Health Sciences (UHS), from 13 to 17 December 2010, under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of National Education, Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Spokesperson of the Government.


In all, 36 candidates passed in turn before juries composed of university professors from different countries (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Mali, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Togo and Gabon) from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 December 2010.

The jury deliberations took place on Thursday, December 16, 2023 in the library of the USS.

The official results announcement, presentation of provisional diploma certificates and the oath-taking ceremony took place at the Cité de la Démocratie, Friday, December 17 at 10 am in the presence of the Minister of the Budget, Public Funds and Civil Service, responsible for State Reform, Mr. Blaise Louembe, and the Delegate Minister of National Education, Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Government spokesperson, Mr. Raphael Ngazouzet, and Mr. Nziengui Mihindou, Delegate Minister of Health, Social Affairs, Solidarity and Family.

Three candidates who did their internships at the CIRMF defended their theses in 2010. These were:

- Roland Fabrice Kassa Kassa (Thesis No. 677) Title: “Exploration des syndromes fébriles au Gabon entre 2008 et 2010 : identification des virus Chikungunya et Dengue et caractérisation clinique des formes associées.” Thesis defended on Monday, December 13, 2023 in lecture hall B at 3 pm. The jury was composed of President: Dr. Mireille Prince David, Vice-President: Dr. Papa Salif Sow, Members: Dr. Dismand Houinato and Dr. Yvonne Assengone-Zeh. Director: Dr. Angela Ndjoyi Mbiguino. Dr. Eric Leroy who was co-director of the thesis was excused.

- Herve Martial Ekomy (Thesis No. 668). Title: “Etude de deux marqueurs moléculaires majeurs associés à la résistance de Plasmodium falciparum aux antipaludiques à Franceville.” Thesis defended Tuesday, December 14, 2023 at 8:30 am in lecture hall A, before a jury composed of President: Dr. Peter G. Kremsner, Vice-President: Dr. Ogobara K. Doumbo, Members: Dr. Guélaye Sall and Dr. Simon Jonas Ategbo. Director: Dr. Maryvonne Kombila, Co-director: Dr. Jean-Bernard Lekana-Douki.

- Lawrence Irwin Makosso (Thesis No. 680). Title: “Identification et prévalence des papillomavirus humains à Franceville (Gabon) : à propos de six génotypes oncogènes.” Thesis defended Tuesday, December 14, 2023 at 3 pm. The jury consisted of President: Dr. Laurent Belec, Vice-President: Dr. Mireille Prince David, Members: Dr. Leon Hervé Ilok and Jean-François Meye, Director: Dr. Angela Ndjoyi Mbiguino. In the absence of Dr. Mirdad Kazanji, Dr. Francis Rouet sat in on the jury as Co-Director.

At the announcement of the results, Mr. Roland Fabrice Kassa Kassa was named top in his class, receiving high honours and the congratulations of the jury and was proposed for the Thesis Prize. Mr. Herve Martial Ekomy earned high honours and the congratulations of the jury, and was awarded the Thesis Prize and a proposal for inter-university exchanges. Mr. Lawrence Irwin Makosso also received high honours and the congratulations of the jury.

The CIRMF participates in the training of physicians who will serve the health care system in Gabon, where there is still a strong demand!

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