04 Mar Equatorial Guinea participates in the workshop on genomic implementation of public health pathogens, organized by the CDC-Africa
Equatorial Guinea participates in a workshop on the implementation of public health pathogen genomics in the Central African region organized by CDC-Africa, in collaboration with the Central African Regional Collaborating Centers (CCRAC). The biomedical doctor Nelson Boricó Silochi from the Baney Research Center has been the representative of our country.
This workshop, which has been held from February 28 to March 2, 2022 in Libreville (Gabon), wants to involve the different member states of the CDC in identifying the priorities and challenges for the use of sequencing for detection of outbreaks and management of other endemic pathogens. A lesson learned from SARs-CoV2 sequencing that can help develop a continent-wide roadmap for the integration of genomics for routine disease surveillance.
Work was also done to identify the priority areas of pathogen genomics to strengthen the capacity of national, regional and continental laboratories (including our Baney Research Laboratory), the disease surveillance system, research and innovation .
The 9 countries that make up the CDR participated in this workshop: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo Brazzaville, Republic of Chad, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Cameroon, Gabonese Republic, São Tomé and Príncipe and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea .
Equatorial Guinea participates in the workshop on genomic implementation of public health pathogens, organized by the CDC-Africa.