COVID-19 'Actions Taken Review' Virtual Workshop: Protecting and empowering COVID-19 frontline health workers: how are we doing it?
The MediLabSecure and MediPIET projects jointly organized on September 23rd a virtual 'Actions Taken Review' workshop on the Protection and empowering of health workers to strengthen the preparedness and response of the networks' countries.
Welcoming Health representatives from Nigeria, Armenia, Senegal, Egypt and Mozambique and more than 80 participants, the workshop represented the opportunity to share experience and best practices on how to protect and efficiently train frontline health workers.
Wednesday December 16th , at 12 PM (CEST) in the framework of the 7th MediPIET module in CBRN - "Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats", the project will host the open live session "COVID-19: What Can Past Nuclear Accidents Teach Us?"
Friday 18th at 11(CEST). A virtual table on 'Multisectoral coordination before, during and after CBRN incidents: Perspectives from the different sectors for the COVID-19 Response' in the frame of the countries experiences on COVID-19 response is organized as part of the CBRN module.
OIE Regional meeting on Vector-Borne Diseases in North Africa
The OIE regional meeting on vector-borne diseases in North Africa was held online on December 3rd.
The event gathered more than 70 participants and aimed at sharing the latest epidemiological information about major vector-borne diseases occurring in North Africa (RVF, Bluetongue, West Nile...) as well as the activities and projects being conducted in the region.
The MediLabSecure participated in the meeting presenting past and future activities of interest for the region.
MediPIET online training course on Zoonotic and Vector Borne Diseases
Coordinators of the Medical Entomology and Animal virology working group gave lecture to the online training course on Zoonotic and vector borne disease organized by the MediPIET project.
External Quality Assessment exercises on RVF and WN
The two External Quality Assessment exercises on RVF & WN implemented during the first phase of the project by the Animal Virology working group in order to evaluate the diagnostic capacities of the MediLabSecure beneficiary Veterinary laboratories are described in two separate papers recently published
The role of birds of prey in West Nile virus epidemiology
The review describes the current biological, epidemiological and clinical knowledge on WNV infection in birds of prey and evaluate their role in the evolution of the epizootic that could provide with valuable information for wild bird surveillance program.
MediLabSecure is a project funded by the European Union and coordinated by the Institut Pasteur.
The MediLabSecure Project is funded by the European Commission and the DG for International Cooperation and Development under the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace, linked to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence initiative – EU CBRN CoE