AfriCAM is the name of a major international research project on so-called zoonoses, these diseases come from animals, wild or domestic. Part of the program was launched on April 27th, 2023 in Madagascar. About sixty researchers in partnership will thus focus on three particularly perennial zoonoses on the island.
75% of infectious diseases in the world come from animals, wild or domestic. These diseases are called “zoonoses”. On April 27th, 2023, in Madagascar, a major international research project funded by France, called AfriCAM, was launched on the island. Objective: to study for 3 years different zoonoses specific to five countries – Cameroon, Guinea, Cambodia, Senegal, and Madagascar – and to understand how these diseases evolve to be better equipped to anticipate and fight them.
Virologists, epidemiologists, doctors, anthropologists: some sixty researchers in partnership with the Ministries of Health, Environment, and Agriculture, will thus be interested in three particularly perennial zoonoses on the island: Rift Valley, rabies and leptospirosis.