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A delegation of the Direction of the Armies’ Health Ser-vice visits the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS)

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the CSRS received the visit of a strong delegation from the Directorate of Health and Social Action of the Armed Forces (DSASA), headed by its Director The General of Brigade/Dr YAO N'Dri Athanase. The objective of this visit: to know the CSRS, its actions and the research carried out at CSRS, in particular in the field of health.

After the usual greetings from the General Director of CSRS to the visitors, the General of Brigade/Dr YAO N'Dri Athanase, thanked his hosts for answering their request, convinced that ''everyone in the Delegation will take advantage of this visit''.

As head of the CSRS in Côte d'Ivoire, Prof. Inza Koné, presented the CSRS and its various services and fields of intervention, etc. while specifying that the CSRS is firmly "committed to a results-based management system" with the long-term objective of positioning itself as "a quality cluster at national, sub-regional and international level".

Following him, Prof. Benjamin Koudou, Director of Research and Development, focused his intervention on research carried out at the CSRS in the field of health, particularly those on malaria. After these two presentations including exchanges, the delegation visited the CSRS laboratories.

A series of questions and Answers ensued, showing the interest of the Abidjan Military Hospital (HMA) for the activities of CSRS. At the end of these exchanges, the delegation left edified, wishing to maintain contact with the CSRS, from a win-win partnership perspective.

Remember that this visit follows a training on good clinical practices organized by the Department of Biosciences of the University Felix Houphouët Boigny, in collaboration with CSRS, from February 22 to 23, 2019. Two military doctors, participating to the training, approached Prof. Koudou to know more about the research carried out at the CSRS. Following this, a first meeting was held with the General Director of CSRS at the Directorate of Health and Social Action of the Armies located at the Armies Headquarters in Abidjan

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