Published in 09/10/2022 Written by Espoir VAWOU

A Workshop on Strengthening the capacity of young African scientists on effective methods for controlling and rolling back malaria,” Brazzaville, from the 4th to 7th October 2022

The CANTAM Network has coalesced with the COMAL Consortium (Study of plasmodium co-infections in Anopheles mosquitoes), financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), to organise the first Post-COVID workshop on malaria, in Brazzaville.

This workshop’s objective was to strengthen young African scientists' capacity to use tools necessary for controlling and rolling back malaria.

In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Congo, this sub-regional event that took place from the 04th to the 07th October 2022, brought together several resource persons and participants from the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Gabon, Cameroon, and Germany.

During this scientific gathering, the Director General of Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale led a delegation to the Minister of Health and Population, Mr. Gilbert Mokoki, who is always available and listens attentively to the concerns of Research initiatives in the country and sub-region.

Finally, the delegation; Professors: Akim ADEGNIKA from Gabon, Charles WONDJI from Cameroon, Steffen BORRMANN from Germany used this opportunity to accompany their host Professor Francine NTOUMI from Congo, in “The Debate” programme on the national television of Congo “Télé Congo,” on the theme: « Les leçons tirées de la pandémie à COVID-19, vont-elles servir à la lutte contre le paludisme » (“The Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, will they be used in the fight against malaria?”

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