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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 037 (IfS)* MEDILABSECURE - Establishment of networks of human and animal virology laboratories and of medical entomology


In an environment where circulation of goods and people is constantly increasing, the risk posed by global threats in the bio field is also growing. In order to enhance health security, countries need to exert a continuous monitoring of their population’s health, but they must also build capacity to identify health risks emerging internationally that can affect their population.


The project is aimed at creating a framework for collaboration on reference laboratories issues to improve communicable diseases surveillance and communication and provide training for public health experts in the participating countries. It will build-up on the results of the ending EpiSouth-Plus project (IFS/2010/238-194).



European Commission


Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) (IRD)


Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) (ISS)


This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.