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...
Annual meeting in Gabon

Annual meeting in Gabon

The freeBILy consortium annual meeting was held at the institute of our partner CERMEL, (Lambaréné, Gabon) from 14 to 15 February 2019. The meeting was attended by representatives from all consortium partners as well as invited guests from the Albert Schweitzer...
Training and capacity building within the freeBILy project

Training and capacity building within the freeBILy project

An important aspect of the freeBILy project is to provide capacity building and training opportunities for both African and European centres in helminth diagnostic techniques, applied epidemiology and mother-child public health interventions. The aim of Workpackage 3...
Update from the field – Madagascar

Update from the field – Madagascar

Currently, in both Gabon and Madagascar field sites are being prepared for the freeBILy study. Preparations include training of community health workers which is going to start Wednesday 21st of November 2018, for the Madagascar sites. In Madagascar, the project will...