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
ITM Institute of Tropical Medicine ANTWERPEN - ANVERS
Health - Basic Health - Infectious disease control
Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
Priority partner country
Least developed country
54 20 356072 NGO Programs
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.