Results and outcomes
SO1. To develop infrastructure :
Renovation and equipment for the following structures were established in Cameroon and Rep of Congo. Tuberculosis Laboratory of University of Yaoundé1
Malaria research Unit at Hospital of makélékélé , Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Molecular biology and Parasitology labs at the Fcaulty of Health Sciences, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
SO2. To develop Human resources :
SO3. To collect baseline data necessary for future interventions :
See list of publications
SO4. Networking :
- Local institutions
- Regional (EDCTP NoEs, AMANET, CAMBIN, CAEN)
- International (WWARN,DAAD,IP,ARCEAU,…)
- Public & Private PartnershipPfizer, Malaria Clinical Trials Cameroon
- Total E&P partnership Congo
- OMS, CNLS, UNAIDS, Congo
With the successes of CANTAM1, we however faced challenges and gaps in HIV and Tuberculosis. In CANTAM2, it is important to participate in common interventions and synergize for instance on the number of patients that could be enrolled as a consortium.
In order to increase HIV and Tuberculosis expertise, it is necessary to expand the network and invite new partners with a Tuberculosis/HIV expertise, emerging and re-emerging diseases with TB Host directed therapies.Face with these challenges, we were awarded the opportunity to venture CANTAM2. In order to improve communication with stakeholders and communities, CANTAM2 coordination team has to be strengthened by a communication officer. In collaboration with project managers, they will elaborate a new website; new communications supports and improve intra network communication.