Brucellosis control in Africa: Afrique One-ASPIRE and ZELS want to join forces

16 December 2017

Seven Afrique One-ASPIRE members (the list is below) attended the workshop of the ZELS-Brucellosis project in West and Central Africa which was held from the 13th to 15th December 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. They took the occasion to discuss with Prof Javier Guitian, Principal Investigator of ZELS in order to see the possible links between ZELS and Afrique One-ASPIRE mainly, regarding the Afrique One-ASPIRE Thematic Training Programmes (TTPs) on Brucellosis and the zoonosis Surveillance-Responses systems.

A common understanding of collaboration in term of students training, results sharing and organizing joint events emerged from the discussions. Moreover, a meeting will be organized between Prof Guitian, Prof Bassirou Bonfoh, Director of Afrique One-ASPIRE, and Prof Rudovick Kazwala, Leader of Afrique One-ASPIRE TTP on Brucellosis.

List of Afrique One ASPIRE representatives:

  1. Prof Akakpo Ayayi, member of the Scientific Advisory Board and Co-PI of ZELS
  2. Dr Ngandolo Bongo Naré, PI TTP zoonosis Surveillance-Responses systems
  3. Dr Prisca Ndour, Postdoc fellow in TTP Rabies and ZELS Coordinator
  4. Dr Fayiz Abakar, Postdoc fellow in TTP zoonosis Surveillance-Responses systems
  5. Wilfried Oyetola, PhD student fellow in TTP zoonosis Surveillance-Responses systems
  6. Souleymane Traoré, Master student fellow in TTP Brucellosis control
  7. Thérèse Gboko, Master student fellow in TTP Foodborne diseases


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