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Epicentre Scientific Day

24 September 2020
Field epidemiology activities, research projects and training sessions in support of Médecins sans frontières
Field epidemiology activities, research projects and training sessions in support of Médecins sans frontières

Latest news

Covid-19, perspective of an epidemiologist, Crash, Baron

An epidemiologist's perspective on the Covid-19 crisis

Published on 12.05.2020
Coronavirus, Tribune Eboko, in the Journal Le Monde

No, Africa is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a preferred target for clinical trials

Published on 10.04.2020
Covid-19 Global coalition

Global coalition to accelerate COVID-19 clinical research in resource-limited settings

Published on 03.04.2020

Latest publications

Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic algorithms including lateral-flow urine lipoarabinomannan for HIV-positive patients with symptoms of tuberculosis.

Journal Reference: PloS one 2020 ; 15(1); e0227138. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227138. Epub 2020 01 30
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Non-disclosure of tuberculosis diagnosis by patients to their household members in south western Uganda.

Journal Reference: PloS one 2020 ; 15(1); e0216689. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216689. Epub 2020 01 24
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Prevention of child wasting: Results of a Child Health & Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) prioritisation exercise.

Journal Reference: PloS one 2020 ; 15(2); e0228151. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228151. Epub 2020 02 12
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Learning from a massive epidemic: measles in DRC.

Journal Reference: The Lancet. Infectious diseases 2020 May ; 20(5); 542. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30265-6. Epub 2020 03 31
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Latest resources

Classification principale

RFI - Décryptage - Emmanuel Baron - Covid-19: Why is Africa less impacted than the rest of the world at the moment? (FR)

Classification principale

CERDI - Contribution of Helena Huerga - Economic advantage of lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay for tuberculosis diagnosis (FR)

Classification principale

France Inter " Un jour dans le Monde " hosted by Fabienne Sintes with Angeline and Pr. Yap Boum II (FR)

Corps éditorial

Journée scientifique Epicentre

Each year, Epicentre organises a Scientific Day during which the epidemiologist team reports on the works of the previous year. This event brings together MSF field players and world-renown experts, and it is becoming a major meeting place to share knowledge and critical views on the practices and stakes of medicine in humanitarian situations.