Capacity Building
sequencing in Africa

AFROSCREEN, a French response program against Covid-19 to strengthen monitoring of the evolution of variants in 13 African countries.

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Number of training courses organized since July 2021


Number of operational sequencing platforms


Number of sequences shared on GISAID since January 2022

The AFROSCREEN network

The AFROSCREEN project structures an African network to strengthen laboratory sequencing capacities, share data and ensure effective monitoring of the circulation of viruses.

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The consortium

The AFROSCREEN project, financed by AFD as part of the Santé en Commun initiative, is coordinated by ANRS | Emerging infectious diseases.
It is implemented by a consortium composed of 3 partner research institutions:
ANRS | Emerging infectious diseases, Research Institute for Development (IRD), Institut Pasteur

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