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News article10 December 2021DakarJoint Research Centre, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

Foundation stone laid for the African Centre for Resilience to Epidemics CARE, a new benchmark in safety and biosecurity

African Centre for Resilience to Epidemics CARE in Dakar launched with EU CBRN CoE support

On Monday 6th December, the foundation stone was laid for the African Centre for Resilience to Epidemics CARE at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal. The President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel, attended the ceremony.

Launched with the support of the EU CBRN CoE initiative, the CARE Centre of Excellence will be a benchmark in terms of safety and biosecurity, with expertise in the most efficient technologies. Its mission will also be the development of new disease control strategies that will strengthen the response to epidemics.

The CARE is part of the project LABPLUS Africa, funded by the EU Service for Foreign Policy Instruments and delivered on behalf of the EU CBRN CoE by the consortium partners Praesens Foundation and the Fondation Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD).

LABPLUS Africa offers a strategic framework to strengthen the COVID-19 response in Africa. Overall, it will implement an innovative approach to health services by upgrading the IPD facilities to accommodate new control technologies, and provide specialised training for the whole region.

Details

Publication date
10 December 2021
Authors
Joint Research Centre | Service for Foreign Policy Instruments
Location
Dakar
CBRN areas
Bio-safety/bio-securityCrisis managementProtection of material/facilitiesPublic and infrastructure protectionPublic health impact mitigation
CBRN categories
ChemicalBiological
CoE Region
AAF - African Atlantic Façade