Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme :(CNRFP)

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The Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (CNRFP) is one of the most important national research centres working specifically on malaria. It is linked to the Ministry of Health and has more than 25 years experience in malaria research activities. CNRFP was founded to serve as technical support for the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). Its current mandate is i) to participate in the formulation, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of the NMCP activities, ii) to carry out operational and basic research to identify new malaria control tools and to adapt existing ones to the local conditions and iii) to provide training on malaria to health staff and scientists from Burkina Faso and other countries. The centre has developed several collaborations with research institution worldwide and in Burkina. It is involved in training students at the Master and PhD level from Universities of Burkina and West Africa

 

 

Principal Investigator: Dr Sagnon N'Fale

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Sagnon N'Falé is a Medical Entomologist trained on molecular biology who dedicated his experience to study the biology and the genetic structure of malaria vectors. He contributed to elucidate the genetic structure of An funestus and An gambiae using molecular markers and to develop odour baiting traps to sample mosquitoes. His experience was instrumental in the development of the Molecular Biology Lab at CNRFP where he established the An funestus colony in the insectary.

 

 

 

Researchers:

Dr Moussa Guelbeogo 

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Moussa Guelbeogo is a Medical Entomologist who studies the bioecology and population genetics of malaria vectors. He has expertise in polytene chromosomal analysis of Anopheles gambiae and An funestus.

Mr Hyacinthe Toe

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AvecNet PhD Candidate

Dr Tiono Alfred

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Dr Alfred B. Tiono, MD, PhD (Epidemiology) is the Head of the Public Health Department of the Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (CNRFP). He has been working on the malaria field for over 10 years and has been a frequent contributor to the National Malaria control Program implementation. His current research interest involves clinical trials of malaria vaccines candidates and antimalarials drugs, development of innovative Community based interventions against malaria.