Support to institutions

Table II: Biological material transfer activity in 2019

Consignee Biological material
Institut Pasteur de Bangui Antigens: Dengue; Chikungunya for IgM and IgG detection
Institut Pasteur de Côte d’Ivoire Antigens: Dengue; Chikungunya for IgM and IgG detection

• Financial support has been provided to colleagues of the dengue surveillance network from Vientiane Capital, Salavan and Attapeu provinces to attend to the National dengue meeting in Champassack (10-11 December 2018).
• Ecomore2 project supported the development of alert and prevention applications by the staff of Xaysettha district hospital by providing a smartphone and a computer. These staffs were also invited to GIS training organized at the Institut Pasteur du Laos and Institut Pasteur du Cambodge.
• Following the international alert on Ebola launched by WHO in July 2019, the AEVD laboratory has been mandated by the Lao Ministry of health to reactivate laboratory capabilities for the first-line investigation of Ebola suspected cases. The staff of the AEVD laboratory followed refreshing training on the management of biological samples suspected to contain BSL-4 pathogens (Picture 2). Several exercises were performed to check the reagents and the performances of the team.

Picture 2: Ebola training session in IPL BSL-3