Africa PGI is a partnership that aims to empower public health institutions through strengthening laboratory systems and networks, training and data infrastructure
Africa CDC Institute of Pathogen Genomics (IPG) is committed to integrate pathogen genomics and bioinformatics into public health surveillance for rapid and timely response to infectious disease threats in Africa
Africa CDC IPG is working with partners in private, public and philanthropic sectors to accelerate SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome sequencing in Africa
Enhancing disease surveillance and public health partnerships through
integrated, cross-continent laboratory networks
How we work
IPG operates through Africa CDC’s Regional Collaboration Centers (RCCs) and its Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Network (RISLNET), to coordinate a network of NPHIs, academic/research institutions, private and public laboratories, and centers of excellence to support prevention, rapid detection and response to current and emerging public health threats.
Handing over MinION sequencing machine to Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia
On December 22, 2021, Africa CDC IPG handed over the MinION sequencing machine to Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia
Africa CDC’s Statement regarding the new SARS-COV-2 virus variant B.1.1.529
On 25 November 2021, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) announced the detection of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, following genomic sequencing. This variant was labelled as lineage B.1.1.529.
Africa CDC ramps up training on SARS-CoV-2 genomics and bioinformatics
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 22 June 2021 – Today, the Africa CDC and ACEGID have started a continent-wide training series on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing. The comprehensive hands-on training aims to strengthen Member States capacity to track the emergence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern
@AfricaPGI The Africa PGI working with National Public Health Laboratories (NPHLs) in Uganda, Mozambique, DRC, Nigeria & Cameroon is conducting a consultative workshop on Cholera Genomics for Public Health Decision Making in Africa: Cholera Genomics Consortium II https://t.co/KdSAwQaHk3
RT @GeraldGmboowa @AfricaPGI donated MinIONs Mk1C, GridION, MiSeq, & NextSeq550 genome sequencing platforms to the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) – Senegal as it continues to build pathogen genomics capacity for African Union Member States to rapidly detect and prevent outbreaks. https://t.co/vkPfwBNsHW
RT @laktarr001 A very proud moment for #Africa & particularly @AfricaCDC the now autonomous health institution of the @_AfricanUnion. Thank you @AUC_MoussaFaki & @mnsanzabaganwa for your solid leadership to deliver this.
@AfricaPGI Don't Miss!! Today's Webinar Series on Pathogen Genomic Surveillance in Africa. 29 June 2022 02.00- 03:00 PM (EAT) A Decade of Sequencing Applied to TB: What did we learn and how can we bring that closer to high TB burden communities Link~: https://t.co/1b4zqCIhkO https://t.co/1tPudKRxFy
@AfricaPGI Don't miss this week's Webinar Series on Pathogen Genomic Surveillance in Africa.
📅 29 June 2022
⏰ 02.00- 03:00 PM (EAT)
🗣️ A Decade of Sequencing Applied to TB:
What did we learn and how can we bring that closer to high TB burden communities
Link~: https://t.co/1b4zqCIhkO https://t.co/upWUE9yYEI