The project starts off its third phase in 2019 as part of a partnership between the Mérieux Foundation and the Agence française de Développement, in order to continue to reinforce laboratory systems. The Foundation commits to pursue its efforts initiated during the first two phases, adding Publich Health major topics.
This third phase aims to continue the development of medical biology in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo while improving regional cooperation for a coordinated and harmonized intervention approach between these French-speaking West African countries.
In close partnership with the respective Ministries of Health, two major topics will be the subject of targeted actions within the framework of the project:
- the continuation of institutional strengthening and support for the implementation of national medical biology policies,
- technical capacity building in biological diagnostics in the seven countries