The UCRC Executive Committee meeting took place the Tuesday, March 2nd, 2019, in the UCRC lab meeting room. The meeting chaired by the UCRC Director, Prof. Seydou Doumbia, was intended to take stock of past activities of the center, and present perspectives.
About 30 representatives of the Executive Committee institutions’ members took part to this meeting, on site and online. These are representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), the Faculty of Medecine and Dentistry (FMOS), the Faculty of Pharmacy (FAPH), the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques (FST).
There were also representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) from the USA. First, Prof. Seydou Doumbia presented the vision, mission and goals of the center for the coming years. He also clarified rules, roles and responsibilities, and Highlighted opportunities and concerns, opportunities to connect the team and the leadership.
According to him, the UCRC vision is to become an international clinical research center of excellence in West Africa, and its mission is to improve the quality of healthcare nationally, regionally and globally by facilitating excellent clinical research at international standards, strengthning research capacity and providing training.
As recommendations, it was mentioned to strengthen the master programs and extend it to other scientific researchers from various backgrounds, and to create a collaborative framework with the ministries of health, higher education and scientific research, in order to perpetuate the achievements….
Ibrahima DIA, Communication Officer