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9th edition of the CSRS-Eremitage Award: Parasitology in partnership celebrated

Drs. Clarisse Houngbedji, Eveline Hürlimann, Richard Yapi and Ms Prisca N'dri are the winners of the 9th edition of the CSRS-Fonds Eremitage prize. The work of these laureates focused on parasitic infections such as malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). They were conducted in partnership with several institutions and research centers in Europe and Africa. These include the University of Basel (Switzerland), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), the Félix Houphouet-Boigny and Nangui-Abrogoua universities in Côte d'Ivoire and the Swiss Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS).

It was on Wednesday 26 July 2017 during the inaugural congress of the African Primatological Society (APS)where they received their prize with the sum of 15 000 CHF. Mrs Olivier Girardin, Deputy chaiman of the Foundation for CSRS, Prof. Bassirou Bonfoh, Director General of CSRS and Dr Sangaré Yaya, Executive Secretary of the Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire (PASRES).

About the CSRS-Eremitage Award
"The CSRS-Eremitage Fund for Scientific Research in Partnership Award" is awarded every two years for high-level work leading to important publications and / or innovative applications. Its objective is to honor researchers for the excellence of their contribution to research in partnership between scientific institutions in the North with Côte d'Ivoire and / or West African countries. It was established in 2001 during the Jubilee of the CSRS. Since this year, the Eremitage Fund based in Basel, Switzerland has been providing financial support for the Prize.

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