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