Recent outbreaks have underscored the need for rapid and professional interventions grounded in expertise in both basic and applied biosciences
Building on the wide spectrum of educational opportunities offered by the Institut Pasteur and the IPIN, the CGH develops new courses that combine a global health dimension with multidisciplinary courses and practical experience. The CGH also actively forges partnerships to make basic and advanced courses more accessible to students across the globe.
- Innovative online learning
In order to provide flexible and rapid access to training, the CGH collaborates in the development of online learning tools and resources at the Institut Pasteur. This facilitates the continuing scientific education and training of students, scientists, and public health professionals across disciplines and geographic locations. In response to the success of the first Pasteur/Cnam Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology”, the CGH is producing additional online courses in vaccinology, neurology, entomology, immunology, and stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Moreover, the CGH and the IPIN are developing a specialized e-learning platform. This platform shall offer basic science and practical courses specifically related to global health.
- Developing a bespoke Pan-African capacity strengthening program
The Center for Global Health and the IPIN are currently working on developing a bespoke Pan-African capacity strengthening program with the goal to support health research and training in Africa. In addition to building local expertise, it will aim to strengthen the Pan-African research collaboration by linking research groups across the continent, especially between the Francophone and Anglophone regions.
The aim is to offer a bespoke, demand – led support platform, based on the existing research strengths, current and future research ambitions, as well as identified skill gaps at Institutions of Higher Education across Africa, developed in collaboration with relevant stakeholders on the continent and beyond.
The program will focus on the next generation of researches, particularly post-graduates and post-docs, and their career development and employability. Furthermore, it will aspire to better integrate researchers into the existing health research networks in Africa.
The capacity strengthening program will concentrate on two research priority areas: emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), with Malaria being the third possible area of research. Training opportunities within these priority domains include bioinformatics and biostatistics, molecular genetics (including human genetics), training on –omics technology, but also lab training in areas such as microbiology.