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UCRC : His Excellency Dennis Hankins, U.S Ambassador to Mali inquires about the evolution of activities      

His Excellency Dennis Hankins, U.S Ambassador to Mali, was visiting the International Center for Excellence in Research (ICER-Mali).

The purpose of the visit was to inquire about the evolution of the activities of ICER-Mali, an international research center, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States Government, through the Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC) and the University Clinical Research Center (UCRC). The visit, which lasted approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, involved: Data Center, Entomology Laboratories, UCRC’s SEREFO Laboratory, the Drug Resistance Studies Laboratory, the Point G Clinical Research Center.

The visit was mainly led by the Vice-Rector of USTTB, Prof. Ouaténi Diallo, the Dean of the Medical School and Dentistry (FMOS), Prof. Seydou Doumbia UCRC Director, and the NIH Resident representative in Mali, Fatoumata Bathily. At the end of the visit, his Excellency Dennis Hankins was visibly comforted by the results, and left with a smile on his face.

USTTB-NIH Partnership

30 years of partnership between NIH and Mali ( since 1989) with the creation of the Malaria Research and Training Center since 1991, the HIV / TB program in 2004 and the University Clinical Research Center in 2016, grouped within the International Center for Excellence in Research.

The purpose of this collaboration is to improve the infrastructure and resources needed to facilitate clinical and biomedical research, the country’s first Level 3 biosafety laboratory, which contributes to the diagnosis of Ebola virus disease in Mali and Guinea .

The purpose of this collaboration is to improve the infrastructure and resources needed to facilitate the clinical and biomedical research of the country’s first Level 3 biosafety laboratory, which contributes to the diagnosis of Ebola virus disease in Mali and Guinea .

Ibrahima DIA, Communication Officer

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University Clinical Research Center

Ibrahima DIA, Communication Officer of the University Clinical Research Center (UCRC). idia@icermali.org/diaou270@yahoo.fr

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