Restitution of the DeWorm3 program in Cotonou

28th May 2024

The results of the DeWorm3 program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, were presented during a feedback meeting on April 26 at the Bénin Royal Hotel in Cotonou. In addition to the team that led the program (IRD, IRCB), delegations from the National Program for the Fight against Communicable Diseases (PNLMT),…

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A PUR air for better respiratory health in Cotonou – R-PurS Project

27th May 2024

The R-PurS project, funded by the French Embassy in Benin, is a project of the Solidarity Fund for innovative projects. Under the responsibility of Richard LALOU (IRD – MERIT), Lionel BRIAND (COCAC), Dr Arnauld FIOGBE (CNHU-PPC), the project has as its main partner the National Hospital-University Center for Pneumo-Phtisiology in Cotonou (CNHU-PPC) . The purpose of…

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New in the study of Plasmodium ovale spp malaria, a MERIT – CNR Malaria article in the journal The Lancet Microbe

24th May 2024

Valentin Joste (doctoral student – ​​Paris Cité University, IRD, MERIT) and the teams from UMR MERIT 261 and the National Malaria Reference Center published an article in the journal The Lancet Microbe in April 2024 relating to resistance to pyrimethamine in Plasmodium ovale curtisi and Plasmodium ovale wallikeri. This study on two of the species responsible for malaria represents a significant step forward for better control of this parasite.…

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SUCOPPA: Community approach for the surveillance and prevention of malaria among vulnerable populations in Benin

12th February 2024

This multidisciplinary interventional research project (epidemiology, entomology, biology and socio-anthropology) aims to support the National Malaria Control Program (PNLP) of Benin in the implementation of its national strategy. It is divided into two main axes. The first axis will focus on strengthening the sentinel network that the PNLP…

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R_GHANA: Production of innovative air quality monitoring tools in Ghana

12th February 2024

The project, led by David Courtin and associating Richard Lalou and Adrian Luty from MERIT, aims to produce sensors measuring air quality and to increase the production of reliable spatial and temporal data on the concentrations of fine particles in three major cities in Ghana (Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast). These…

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3 new IDEX 2023 projects for MERIT

December 12, 2023

PEXCELV – Extra-cellular vesicles: contribution to the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria and source of biomarkers and therapeutic targets The objective of the PEXCELV project is to study, through an integrative multidisciplinary approach combining physicochemical, biological and omics analyses, the characteristics of extra-cellular vesicles. cells and their contribution to the pathophysiology of cerebral malaria in humans. This project funded by…

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Smartphone Malaria (SMMALA)

2th October, 2023

The SMMALA project seeks to improve the diagnosis of malaria by developing approaches based on the automatic analysis of images of thick film slides placed under the microscope. The ANR project led by UMR MERIT (leader Gilles Cottrell) and co-directed by the computational bioimaging team of the Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS, rue…

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Deciphering the host-Pathogen interactions contributing to the severe Malaria pathogenesis: Impact of self-medication and parasite genetics – OPTIMA

2th October, 2023

This project led by Gwladys Bertin seeks to understand the mechanisms involved in severe malaria. These mechanisms are largely based on the interactions between host-pathogen interactions involving parasite virulence factors and immunological dysfunctions, all of which can be exacerbated by particular behaviors (inappropriate self-treatment) and a biological environment...

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Future antimalarials from Artemisia? A new MERIT article published in Natural Product Reports

22th June 2023

The journal Natural Product Reports published an article on April 6, 2023 on the existence of mugwort tea molecules (African species Artemisia afra and annual species Artemisia annua), different from artemisinin derivatives (ART), potentially effective in eradicating malaria at parasitic stages refractory to conventional treatments (hypnozoites and gametocytes). This job is the…

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The Factory of Pandemics, screening-debate at the Faculty of Pharmacy on June 6, 2023

13th June 2023

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris Cité University broadcast the documentary The Pandemic Factory by Marie-Monique Robin. The screening, organized by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), which is also a co-producer, was accompanied by a debate with the director and Rodolphe Gozlan. In collaboration with the Mixed Unit of…

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Fight against severe malaria in Benin: Combat fatality, the new documentary on the therapeutic itinerary of affected Beninese children

1th June 2023

On Thursday May 25, 2023, the documentary Fighting against severe malaria in Benin: Fighting fatality was presented by Jean-Yves Le Hesran, Emeritus Research Director at UMR MERIT (IRD) and scientific advisor to the project. The latter presents the therapeutic itinerary of Beninese children suffering from severe malaria, between the first symptoms and admission…

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INSPIRE-UAC, the UAC and University of Limoges project joins the PEA2

25th May 2023

Within the framework of the second Call for projects of the Partnership with African Higher Education (PEA), eight projects originating from five African countries were financed. Three of them are Beninese. Among the latter, INSPIRE-UAC “International Public Health Innovation Research Education – University of Abomey Calavi”. It is supported by the University of Abomey Calavi and the University…

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IUIS-BIS joint Workshop on flow cytometry: From basic principals to research applications

21th October, 2022

IUIS-BIS joint Workshop on flow cytometry: From basic principals to research applications

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The LMI CONS_HELM, an example of research collaboration between France and Africa

2th June 2022

The LMI CONS_HELM, an example of research collaboration between France and Africa. Read post

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A logo for the LMI-CONS-HELM

14th November 2020

The LMI has a logo.

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Young MAHEVA Associate Team

14th November 2020

Young Associated Team MAHEVA: the consequences of helminthic infections on the response to malaria vaccine in pregnant women The LMI CONS HELM, the JEAI MAEVA as well as the research activities carried out within the framework of the MERIT unit project are part of EDCTP2 program supported by the European Union. The LMI CONSHELM and…

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