Management of a project to strengthen the capacities of hospitals in 5 African countries

Management of a project to strengthen the capacities of hospitals in 5 African countries

REACTing-ANRS | EID, in collaboration with Burkina-Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Mali and Senegal, is building a project to strengthen the surveillance, early warning, diagnosis and management of cases of CoV-2 SARS infection in these 5 countries. This project (« APHRO-CoV »), in collaboration with the APHP, the University of Bordeaux and the PACCI site in Côte d’Ivoire and Alima in Burkina Faso and Mali, aims to improve health monitoring and ensure adequate and rapid management by hospital services of suspected cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and will allow a decentralization of diagnosis as close as possible to the suspected cases.

Targeted countries


CHU de Yalgado-Ouedraogo


CHU de Treichville


CHU d’Owendo


CHU du Point G

CHU de Fann

The objective of the APHRO-CoV project is to strengthen the health systems and health monitoring in these 5 African countries by ensuring rapid diagnostic and adequate care of COVID-19 cases.

The specific objectives are :

1 –
To train, equip and strengthen the capacities of 5 hospital laboratories situated close to the infectious disease departments that admit suspect or confirmed cases, in order to reduce the time it takes to get the results back

2 –
To train, equip and strengthen the capacities of the infectious disease departments of the 5 university hospitals called upon to handle cases (suspected and confirmed) in terms of hospital hygiene, adequacy of care and psychological support for the persons and staff concerned.

3 –
To train and strengthen the capacities of the National Institutes of Public Health and their « Centres des Opérations de Réponses aux Urgences Sanitaires » (CORUS) in terms of early warning and information circuit for the surveillance and follow-up of contact cases.

4 – To accompany response measures and enable adaptation of public health interventions by providing evidence on health workers’ perceptions of the epidemic.


The project is financed by the French Development Agency (AFD) with a budget of 1.5 million euros, over a period of one year (March 2020-March 2021).

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