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