General information

Title
Renforcement institutionnel de LRM pour des services de qualité et l’amélioration des soins de santé au niveau national et régional, sur les mycobactéries et autres bactéries cliniques
ID
XM-DAC-2-10-3058
CRS ID
2018C3058
Start date
End date
Activity status
Completion
Budget
€1.792.563
Actor
ITM Institute of Tropical Medicine ANTWERPEN - ANVERS
Country
BENIN
Sector
Health - Basic Health - Infectious disease control
Aid type
Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
Priority partner country
Yes
Fragile state
No
Least developed country
Yes
Budgetline
54 20 356072 NGO Programs
Finance type
GRANT
Tied status
No
Flow type
ODA
SDGs
Body

General

Building on ongoing collaborations, several units of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) will collaborate with one Beninese partner institution, aiming to increase local capacity for research, and application of its results to improved health management. The project will support direct research activities to increase staff capacities, and the application of results into national- and regional healthcare practice. The promotor, Prof Dr Dissou Affolabi, is based at the Laboratoire de Référence des Mycobactéries (LRM). Besides mycobacterial diagnostic services, training of researchers, and upgrade of LRM to a supra-national reference laboratory, the programme will reinforce Prof Affolabi’s work on antibiotic resistance at the Centre National Hospitalier Universitaire (CNHU). Expected laboratory results focus on improved quality, including formal accreditation of LRM and supervision of laboratories in other countries. In addition, the creation of a grant administration office will strengthen the general management of the laboratory research activities, including the quality of the accounting.