A network in action

Our initiatives focus on 3 key pillars to strengthen the scientific and technical capacities of our members.

Building and strengthening capacity

We organize a wealth of activities to improve the scientific capacity of local laboratories in low-income countries.

  • We provide guidance for our partners to develop programs about infectious pathogen surveillance, clinical research, and operational research.
  • We create synergies and opportunities for information exchange so that network members can share their research results and design new projects.
  • We support young researchers by issuing calls for applications and awarding thesis grants.
  • We encourage participating laboratories to look to their local context to define research priorities.


on acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance & emerging pathogens

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of diagnostic testing tools for better detection and surveillance of infectious diseases

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Training &

to strengthen our partners’ capacity to carry out independent research projects

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Key figures

  • +180 scientists trained on new diagnostic tools
  • +50 workshops organized
  • +900 scientists trained in molecular biology, immunology, bioinformatics, epidemiology, biosafety, quality assurance, and other disciplines
  • 10 e-learning modules on epidemiology, clinical research, molecular biology, arboviruses, biobanking