MSF and Epicentre show the feasibility of implementing a mass vaccination campaign with oral cholera, in Guinea.
Support for program evaluation of seasonal malaria chemoprevention programs in Niger
Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a new preventive strategy against malaria. It is aimed at areas with a high malaria burden during only 3-4 months of the year (for example, during the rainy season).Read more
Surgical Epidemiology meeting in MSF-USA
Epicentre organized on 12 September 2013 a Surgical Epidemiology meeting hosted in the MSF-USA office.Read more
International Congress of Pediatrics, Melbourne, Australia
From August 24th to 29th 2013, the International Congress of Pediatrics was held in Melbourne, Australia. It focused on promoting and improving child and adolescent health and setting it as a priority on the world agenda, specifically on “bridging the gaps in child and adolescent health”.Read more
Epicentre develops and delivers training linked with field epidemiology, primarily intended for MSF personnel and sometimes for staff from other NGOs staff. Training sessions contribute to higher quality of field work.
Epicentre research activities are organized around three departments:
Epicentre opened two research bases:
- In Niger (Maradi) : Research in public health
- In Uganda (Mbarara) : Research in infectious disease coverage
- Adults Receiving HIV Care Before the Start of Antiretroviral Therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Patient Outcomes and Associated Risk Factors
- First Outbreak Response Using an Oral Cholera Vaccine in Africa: Vaccine Coverage, Acceptability and Surveillance of Adverse Events, Guinea, 2012
- Reaching Hard-to-Reach Individuals: Nonselective Versus Targeted Outbreak Response Vaccination for Measles
- The Value of and Challenges for Cholera Vaccines in Africa