Second annual meeting in Madagascar

Second annual meeting in Madagascar

The second freeBILy consortium annual meeting was held at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar from 11 to 13 March 2020. The meeting was attended by representatives from all consortium partners. After a word of welcome from our Madagascan partners prof....
Recruitment in Madagascar finalized!

Recruitment in Madagascar finalized!

The joint effort of the freeBILy team in Madagascar has led to the finalization of the recruitment as of 5 February 2020. A total of 5203 women accepted to be part of the study. Women were recruited thanks to our great field team consisting of our 25 nurses and...

freeBILy tweets

12:27 pm · April 9, 2020 freeBILy @free_bily The ultra-sensitive diagnostic test for schistosmiasis, the UCP-LF CAA test, now also fully implemented and running at the Centre d'Infectiologie Charles Mérieux (CICM) in Madagascar. 12:18 pm · April 9, 2020...
Fieldwork update from Gabon

Fieldwork update from Gabon

Traveling to field sites   Field workers Gaspard Nzadi, Ondine Ovah and David Moussavou and driver David Dikongo boarding the local ferry to meet recruited participants living in Makouké for sample collection and follow-up visits. Their activities consist of...
The freeBILy trials kick off in Gabon and Madagascar

The freeBILy trials kick off in Gabon and Madagascar

The recruitment of the first study participants for the freeBILy trials in Gabon and Madagascar has officially started. Enrolment of the first pregnant women started in Gabon in the middle of February and in Madagascar in the beginning of April. The start of...
Diagnostic training and implementation in Gabon and Madagascar

Diagnostic training and implementation in Gabon and Madagascar

Prior to the freeBILy annual meeting, a laboratory training at CERMEL was organized by the LUMC team, with the goal of implementing several diagnostic assays that will be used in the freeBILy project in Gabon and Madagascar. During this training, local technicians...