News & Events

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March 05, 2014

Please take note of the possibility offered by American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) to obtain competitive Travel Awards to attend and participate in the scientific program of the Annual Meeting of November 2-6, 2014. These are open exclusively to students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field. Obviously, this includes cholera related research.

February 06, 2014

Comprehensive Integrated Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control
Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control - August 2013

January 29, 2014

Juba/Brazzaville 22 January 2014 -- The World Health Organization and other development partners have stepped up efforts to vaccinate people against the outbreak of measles and other preventable diseases at displaced camps in South Sudan. This follows tests which confirmed measles outbreak in the Juba and Bentiu Internally Displaced Camps (IDP) where a total of 92 suspected measles cases were recorded. Most of the affected were children below five years of age.

November 22, 2013

Today the GAVI Alliance Board decided to commit support for the cholera stockpile during the period 2014-2018 with a first contribution of $8.5 million approved for 2014 to purchase oral cholera vaccines (OCV). The stockpile will help increase access to OCV in outbreak situations and in endemic settings. Per the Board paper, which will be made public following the Board meeting, GAVI support would gradually increase the stockpile to approximately 20 million doses of OCV.

October 09, 2013

A new publication supported by the Africhol project and entitled "Cholera in Africa: Microbiology, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control" is now available.

July 19, 2013

After an intensive review process the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation decided to prolong the Africhol project two more years, to at least April 2015. We are very grateful for this opportunity to gather important information on cholera in Africa to inform prevention and control interventions.

May 13, 2013

The Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation announces that nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award.

April 22, 2013

The 2013 Scientific Day organised by Epicentre and Médecins Sans Frontières will take place on Thursday, May 30th, at the "Institut du Monde Arabe" in Paris, France.

For more information, please visit the Epicentre/MSF website

March 06, 2013

The AMP Africa Regional Office is recruiting two Regional Coordinators for the Africhol Project: a Project Regional Coordinator for East Africa and a Project Regional Coordinator for West Africa.