MediLabSecure Twinning Program: Strengthening Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

Capacity Building
Preparedness and Response
One Health


MediLabSecure launched a call for Twinning Porgram applications within its network. The aim is to support cooperation between MediLabSecure members while filling existing gaps through the transfer of knowledge, experience, and skills, from one member to another. We are delighted to share the exciting news that four members have been selected for their Twinning Program proposals, and we extend our warmest congratulations to them.

Meet the Awardees:

  • Dimitrije Glišić - Research Assistant at the Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia

Program: "Enhancing Zoonotic Pathogen Detection and Analysis through NGS and Bioinformatics: A Two-Week Training Program"

  • Arsen Manucharyan - Head of the Laboratory EEE at NCDC Reference Laboratory, Armenia

Program: "Improve Epidemiological Surveillance for Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Armenia and Georgia"

  • Nabil Haddad - Head of Laboratory at the Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University

Program: "Building Tick Identification Skills in Lebanon"

  • Amir Guessoum - Research Scientist at Institut Pasteur d'Algérie

Program: "Genomic & Bioinformatic Multi-National Collaboration Initiative"


The Significance of Twinning Programs:

These Twinning Programs exemplify the spirit of collaboration that is at the heart of MediLabSecure. By bringing together professionals from different countries and sectors, we are facilitating the transfer of expertise and skills that can lead to tangible improvements in vector-borne diseases detection, prevention, and control. These initiatives not only empower our members but also contribute to the overall strengthening of our network's capacity.

What's Next?

Over the coming months, these programs will be executed, and the knowledge exchange will be in full swing. The results of these Twinning Programs will surely have a positive and lasting impact on the MediLabSecure network and the regions they serve.

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