Kooperation mit Partnern in Tansania
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African Partner Institutions

Many infections such as malaria, tuberculosis or AIDS are a bigger problem in Africa than they are here. The DZIF scientists are working closely with African partner institutions to research these diseases more intensively where they frequently occur.

The DZIF infrastructure "African Partner Institutions" establishes and reinforces long-term collaborations with institutions in Africa. These include hospitals and research cnetres in Kumasi (Ghana), Lambaréné (Gabon), Nouna (Burkina Faso) and Mbeya (Tanzania). DZIF scientists have long-standing collaborations with these four partner institutions.

In 2017, the laboratories and techniques in all African partner institutions were modernised to a high degree. This encompassed training stuff on new methods, including the initial diagnostics, such as rapid tests for the detection of diarrhoea pthogens, to assess theri accuracy. Prof Dr Ayola Akim Adegnika shows just how closely the German and African scientists are converging. The director of CERMEL, the clinical research facility in Lambaréné, has also een appointed to a DZIF professorship at the University of Tübingen.

„I look forward to longstanding collaborations with the DZIF, There still is a lot to be done.“
Research partner in Mbeya
Prof. Dr. Nyanda Elias Ntinginya
Director at the National Institute for Medical Research - Mbeya Medical Research Centre

DZIF is part of the EDCTP2 Programme supported by the European Union: EDCTP

 

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