Sequencing capacity-building in Africa

AFROSCREEN, a response program against Covid-19 to strengthen surveillance of the evolution of variants in 13 countries in Africa.

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Number of training sessions held since July 2021


Number of screening PCRs performed since January 2022


Number of sequences shared on GISAID since January 2022

The AFROSCREEN network

The AFROSCREEN project is structuring an African network to strengthen laboratory sequencing capacities, share data and ensure effective monitoring of virus circulation.

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The consortium

The AFROSCREEN project, funded by AFD, is coordinated by ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes.
It is implemented by a consortium made up of 3 partner research institutions:
ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes, Research Institute for Development (IRD), Institut Pasteur.

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