ANRS Updates on strategic projects, partnerships, funding calls and events

Strategic Projects

European partnership for pandemic preparedness

Following on from CSA BE READY, the BE READY+ project was submitted to the European Commission’s call for projects on May 30, 2024. Building on the CSA BE READY, ANRS MIE will also submit the Future European Partnership for Pandemic Preparedness project in November 2024.


Outbreak Response Board of the CSA COMECT

ANRS MIE is coordinating the preparation of the terms of reference for the Outbreak Response Board (ORB), co-piloted by ANRS MIE and the PENTA Foundation, which will define the objectives, composition and functioning of the ORB.


Partnership with UNITAID

On April 18, 2024, Dr. Philippe Duneton, Executive Director of Unitaid and Prof. Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Director of ANRS MIE, consolidated their partnership by signing a strategic collaboration framework. This alliance aims to speed up the translation of scientific breakthroughs into tangible health solutions, with a focus on safeguarding vulnerable populations from infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. The signing ceremony took place at the research and coordination center within Yaoundé Central Hospital, the hosting institution for ANRS MIE’s partner site in Cameroon.


Official launch of ANRS MIE Fellowship programme

The Fellowship programme 2024, launched April 8 – May 21, is the first ANRS MIE call for applications specifically dedicated to young researchers. The call is designed to fund individual grants for promising candidates working on specific themes. Three types of fellowship were selected for this first edition: thesis scholarships on infectious diseases, arboviruses, and Master’s scholarships for partner institutions in the ANRS MIE international network.

Learn more: ANRS MIE Fellowship programme 2024



The AFROSCREEN regional symposium: a genomic surveillance network for emerging pathogens was held on May 29 – 30, 2024 in Dakar (Senegal), in partnership with the Africa Center for Disease Control. It was the opportunity to showcase AFROSCREEN’s role in strengthening genomic surveillance capacities in Africa, its involvement in the “One Health” approach, and its support for networked, integrated genomic surveillance in the investigation of epidemics. This event also offered the opportunity to discuss future orientations and perspectives.

Learn more: AFROSCREEN regional symposium



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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.