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One Health network for the prevention of vector-borne diseases around the Mediterranean and Sahel regions

Exhibition on Vectors and Diseases
Have a look at the exhibition panels to learn more about a
broad range of vectors and understand how they transmit
diseases and how to achieve their control.
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The project
The MediLabSecure project (2019-2022) will build on the foundations laid down
during the first phase.
It aims at preventing vector-borne diseases around the Mediterranean and
Sahelian countries by reinforcing an international network of laboratories and
public health institutions through capacity building and networking activities.

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Animal virology explained in motion design
Videos explaining the different
sectors of the MediLabSecure
project are being developed with
all the working groups.
This new video, conceived by
INIA and Institut Pasteur, presents
the key role of Animal virology
in the fight against vector-borne diseases.
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Welcome to the new MediLabSecure members from Sahel!
In order to have a geographic continuum and a complementary of biological situation, MediLabSecure has enlarged its geographic coverage area by extending the network to new laboratories and national public health institutions and veterinary services in five Sahel countries : Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
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MediLabSecure Regional Meeting in Dakar
The Kick-Off Meeting which was held on last July in Paris
put the MediLabSecure second phase
on track for the next three years
and successfully initiated the integration of the new members
from Sahel within the network.

To continue on this path, the 1st Regional meeting of the new phase
of the MediLabSecure project will be held in Dakar (Senegal)
from January 20th-24th, 2020.
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About the project

Countries of the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions have common sea borders and, as a result, share common public health issues and threats. 

The MediLabSecure project aims at consolidating a Laboratory Network on the emerging viruses that are pathogens for humans and/or animals. 

It represents a cluster for awareness, risk assessment, monitoring and control of these vector borne diseases. This cluster will require the interaction of four laboratory sub-networks, one for human health, one for animal health, one for entomology and one for public health reinforcement. 

The MediLabSecure network encompasses partner countries around the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions (19 non-EU countries) by means of a collaborative execution of the stated work packages to address public health-related national needs.

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Click here to download Medilabsecure's presentation sheet


MediLabSecure is a European project (2014-2017) aiming to:

  • Create a framework for collaboration to improve surveillance and monitoring of emerging vector borne viral diseases (arboviruses)
  • Provide training for public health experts in participating countries to increase the communicable disease control in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region.
  • Promote knowledge development and transfer of biosafety best laboratory practices


Prevent spread of viruses and concerned vectors (mosquitoes):

  • Prevent outbreaks of zoonotic viruses with an existing identified or potential risk in the region (West Nile, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, Rift valley fever, …)
  • Improve integrated surveillance (animal, human, entomological)
  • Provide risk assessment of the different emerging viruses (transmission, spread, human impact…)
  • Recommend and implement public health measures for control where possible


MediLabSecure is a continuation the “EpiSouth plus” project (2010-2013). The project is funded by the European Union DEVCO/EuropeAid (Contract Number: IFS/2013/330 961).

The Project is led by the Institut Pasteur.


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