Created in 2019, CERPAGE is a joint laboratory for the study and research of pathologies associated with pregnancy and childhood, supported by the Faculty of Sciences and Health of the University of Abomey Calavi (FSS/UAC), the Clinical Research Institute of Benin (IRCB), the Center for Integrated Malaria Control (CLIP), and the UMR MERIT of the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD).
The aim of this research and training partnership is to strengthen expertise in the study of malaria in pregnant women and children, and also to develop work on infections and new themes in non-communicable diseases in the epidemiological transition, in order to improve knowledge for the management and prevention of diseases in mothers and young children as part of public health policy and strategies in inter-tropical zones.
Since September 2022, in order to develop West African partnerships in research excellence on infectious diseases, the WANIDA network has included two new members: IRCB and LMC CERPAGE. These new collaborations are part of the continuity and development of the network at regional level, and strengthen members' multidisciplinary research and innovation capacities to meet public health challenges in West Africa.
The multi-disciplinary nature of our teams enables us to work in a number of fields: Covid-19, HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola, mycobacterial infections, neglected tropical diseases, food-borne pathogens and studies on non-malarial febrile diseases.
Scientific topics :
- Epidemiology, parasitology
- Genetic immunology