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Ensemble, poursuivons l'élan engagé contre le VIH et le sida


Chers utilisateurs,

Chers Partenaires,

La lutte de l'humanité contre la pandémie de VIH depuis un peu plus de trois ans vu l'implication d'acteurs majeurs et clés. Au tout début de ce combat, il éprouve déjà d'inverser les tendances, avec l'intention de donner de l'espoir aux patients, à la société et à tous nos partenaires.

 C'est dans cet élan que la Première Dame du Cameroun, Madame Chantal BIYA, a pesé de tout son poids pour offrir au Cameroun, à l'Afrique et au monde une lueur d'espoir en créant ce Centre de Recherche qui porte son nom de famille. Le CBIRC a en effet été créé en 2006 et avait pour vocation de mutualiser les efforts des Camerounais et des partenaires pour une dynamique significative de lutte contre le VIH / SIDA.

 Doté de laboratoires modernes et d'une plateforme technique de haut niveau à la mesure de ses missions, le CBIRC entend ainsi jouer pleinement son rôle dans la lutte universelle contre ce fléau transfrontalier commun de l'infection à VIH. À cette fin, les programmes de recherche et les activités de routine qui y sont menées visent principalement le bien-être des personnes infectées et / ou affectées par le VIH.

 Dans cette action, une part essentielle est donnée au partenariat scientifique et le CBIRC entend développer davantage ses collaborations tant au niveau national qu'international. Par ailleurs, l'expertise des chercheurs du CBIRC, constamment renforcée avec la collaboration de nos différents partenaires, constitue un réel atout pour le développement de notre Centre.

 C'est en effet ensemble que nous pouvons réussir à donner corps à l'un des grands espoirs de notre temps, comme la marraine du CBIRC, Madame Chantal Biya, l'avait déjà imaginé lors de l'inauguration de ce Centre lorsqu'elle disait:

 « Je suis convaincu que grâce à notre mobilisation, notre volonté commune et notre détermination, nous pourrons faire en sorte que [le CBIRC réponde aux attentes de nos populations. Alors peut-être un jour, pourquoi pas, grâce au travail de ce Centre , combiné avec celui de la communauté mondiale, nous vaincrons le sida » .

 C'est cette vision que le CBIRC s'emploie à communiquer à tous les Camerounais et à ses partenaires. Nos efforts communs doivent contribuer à atteindre cet objectif.

 Notre lutte contre le VIH / sida est difficile, mais nous pouvons la gagner.

Pr Alexis NDJOLO

Directeur général CBIRCB 

Présentation

 Le Centre International de Référence de Recherche sur la Prévention et la Gestion du VIH / SIDA "Chantal Biya" (CBIRC) est un type particulier d'Etablissement Public Administratif (PAE), placé sous la tutelle technique du Ministère de la Santé Publique. et la supervision financière du ministère des Finances.

 Le CBIRC est une structure publique de recherche multidisciplinaire à vocation nationale et internationale, dont l'objectif général est d'améliorer les connaissances et la qualité des soins destinés aux personnes infectées par le VIH / SIDA.

 

 Historique

 Le Centre International de Référence "Chantal BIYA" pour la recherche sur la prévention et la gestion du VIH / SIDA (CBIRC) est l'aboutissement des efforts de la Première Dame du Cameroun, Madame Chantal BIYA, Ambassadrice de bonne volonté de l'UNESCO .

 Inauguré le 23 février 2006, le CBIRC est le fruit d'un immense plaidoyer initié par les Premières Dames d'Afrique, à travers l'ONG africaine. Synergies, en direction d'un certain nombre de partenaires: Gouvernements camerounais et italien, World Foundation AIDS Research and Prevention, UNESCO, Institute of Human Virology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CIRCB opens a multimedia centre in Mekoto

The infrastructure was officially handed over to the Chantal Biya International Reference Centre on March 06, 2021 during a ceremony presided over by the SG of the South Region, representing the Governor.

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The CBIRC takes action against COVID-19

The  CBIRC General Manager, Prof. Alexis NDJOLO, specifies the contours of the contribution of this institution in the battle against the coronavirus.

 

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The CBiRC takes action against the Covid-19

Selected by the MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH for the Covid-19 diagnosis, the CBIRC uses its expertise

 

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The CBIRC intends to prevent the transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child

A two-day workshop on the issue was held at the Chantal Biya International Reference Center in Yaoundé.

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THE CBIRC AND THE EVANGELICAL UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF CAMEROON (EUIC) PARTNERSHIP

The signing ceremony of the collaboration agreement took place on December 11, 2019. 

 To strengthen the training of EUIC students, Pr. Alexis NDJOLO, CBIRC General Manager, and Rev.  Dr. Jean Blaise KENMOGNE, Rector of the university institution based in Bandjoun, in the West region, signed an agreement that now binds their two structures.

 

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New guidelines in HIV treatment

A national virology workshop on drug resistance control strategies was organized at the CBIRC 

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11th Scientific Council of the CBIRC

The CBIRC examines its ability to manage new anti-HIV drugs

 It was during the 11th ordinary session of the Scientific Council of the Research Center on November 19, 2019, in Yaoundé.

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Foumban: Chantal Biya multimedia center inaugurated

The launch of the "Social vaccine" program and the awarding of scholarships for academic excellence to the First Lady were among the articulations of the ceremony.

 

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XXVIII International Workshop on Anti-HIV Drugs Resistance and Treatment Strategies

Press release from the Director-General of the CBIRC:

 Dr. Joseph FOKAM, Head of the Virology Laboratory at CBIRC took part from October 16 to 18, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 28th international workshop on HIV resistance and treatment strategies, at the end of which he obtained the  "BRAVERY PRIZE" award.

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Fight against AIDS: the CBIRC welcomed efforts.

 The 10th ordinary session of the Scientific Council made it possible to assess the work done.

 

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Prevention of resistance to antiretrovirals

THE CBIRC SHARES ITS KNOW-HOW

 A capacity building workshop for health personnel from the ten regions of Cameroon was held on 31 and August 1st, 2019 at the headquarters of the institution.

 

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Press release from the CBIRC General Director:

The 2019 Sasakawa Prize of the World Health Organization (WHO) was awarded to Professor Judith NDONGO EMBOLA TORIMIRO, Coordinator of the CBIRC Laboratories, at the same time Head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Biological and Microscopic Imaging Laboratory,  this is in recognition of his 27 years devoted to operational research on health and more particularly in the field of HIV and viral hepatitis.

 

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Second AMFAR funding to the CBIRC

 The CBIRC, in a second successive project funded by AMFAR, is joining an international consortium researching a functional treatment for HIV infections.  The Post-Antiretroviral Therapy (PTC) Controllers Consortium will use a global PTC cohort to determine the properties of a functional cure for HIV infection.  This is to develop new strategies for the ultimate eradication of HIV in chronically infected people.  The AIDS Research Foundation (AMFAR) also funded 2018 the HIV vaccine research team of the CBIRC and international partners to continue similar studies.  This current funding to the same consortium will go a long way in strengthening the financial resources of the consortium.  The CBIRC highly appreciates the efforts of AMFAR

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The distinguished Director of the CBIRC

 The quality of the management of Prof. Alexis NDJOLO recognized by the jury of the International Committee of the Excellence (ICE)

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Communique

The director of the Chantal BIYA International Reference Center (CBIRC ) calls on Mr. BAKOUBA Kaljob Noe’ Registration Number 0701, a researcher in the Financial and Accounting Affairs Department of the CBIRC, absent from his post since January 29, 2018, to join the said post within 10 working days, failing to do so, the concerned will be considered as having resigned.

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CBIRC: the corporate culture under debate

Employees of this structure built on the concept last week by an expert from GICAM

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CBIRC after the 132nd Labor Day

The institution has traditionally made a point of showing its commitment to decent work and the development of its employees.

 

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Fight against HIV: the CBIRC promotes the quality of examinations

L’institution a, les 17 et 18 Avril 2018, assuré la mise à niveau des techniciens de laboratoires venus des régions

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PRACTICAL TRAINING ON LABORATORY QUALITY

Under the high patronage of the Minister of Public Health, the `` Chantal Biya '' International Reference Center for Research on the Prevention and HIV / AIDS Management, is organizing from Tuesday 17 a Practical Training Workshop for Regional Technicians on the  "LABORATORY QUALITY" to Wednesday 18 April 2018 at its headquarters in Yaoundé.  Note that this workshop concerns the national program for the external evaluation of the quality of the counting of CD4T lymphocytes.

 

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Three questions for… Dr. Joseph FOKAM, Head of the virology laboratory

 

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Meyomessala: des parchemins pour des apprenants de l'IAI

100 laureates received their ICT training certificate on February 10.

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Commonwealth Secretary-General discovers the CBIRC

During her stay in Cameroon, the Right Honorable Patricia Scotland visited the institution created at the initiative of Chantal BIYA.

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CBIRC AND AICS UNITE AGAINST HIV

This is due to the signing of a partnership agreement that now binds the two institutions.

 

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11th ordinary session of the CBIRC board of directors

The 11th ordinary session of the Management Committee of the Chantal  BIYA International Reference Center for research on the prevention and care of HIV / AIDS (CBIRC ) will take place on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, from 10 am at the headquarters of the institution, located at  Melen in Yaoundé.

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2nd edition of the Cameroonian month and 30th World AIDS Day

Theme: "Right to Health"

“Speed-up the response”

Educational conferences, voluntary, anonymous, and free screening for HIV and hepatitis B and C from November 28 to 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CBIRC

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Early diagnosis recommended in the fight against HIV in children

Doctors from the 10 regions of the country met on November 20 and 21, 2017 at the CBIRC to harmonize their strategies in this area.

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CIRCB: the satisfaction of the Scientific Council

The evaluation of the 2017 activity report, among other subjects on the agenda of this advisory body of the Chantal Biya International Reference Center.

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How to limit deaths linked to HIV / hepatitis co-infection?

This is the common thread of the workshop organized from November 14 to 16, 2017 by the CBIRC 

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 CBIRC-UNIVERSITY OF MILAN COOPERATION

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THE CBIRC FOR A MORE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND IMMUNE DEFICIENCIES

This is all thanks to a four-day workshop organized by the structure, intending to improve the diagnosis of these diseases.

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The CBIRC and ICAP strengthen their collaboration against HIV

The Director of the AIDS Care and Treatment Center (ICAP), visited Melen on June 15, 2017

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The "social vaccine" administered in Angossas

The campaign of the Chantal BIYA International Reference Center is underway in this locality in the Eastern region, to reduce the HIV prevalence rate.

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The southern region receives the "social vaccine" again

The awareness campaign of the Chantal BIYA International Reference Center was launched on May 06, 2017, in Mekoto by Governor Félix Nguélé Nguélé.

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UNAIDS and CBIRC United Against HIV

                                             Dr. Claire Mulanga Tshidibi, Country Director of UNAIDS Cameroon, discovered the CBIRC

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The CBIRC opens its doors to the UPF

Members of the Cameroonian section of the International Union of the Francophone Press (UFP) went to discover this institution.

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THE CBIRC IS DEPLOYING IN DOUME

The “social vaccine” program to reduce STIs, HIV, and AIDS in education was launched on September 17, 2016, in this district of Haut-Nyong by the governor of the eastern region.

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The CRTV supports the CBIRC in the dissemination of the "social vaccine"

       The fight against STIs / HIV / AIDS in education has registered a new ally.

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The CBIRC empowers its leaders a little more

This is all thanks to recent decisions taken by the management committee of the structure.

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THE VALIDATED CBIRC 2015 ACCOUNTS

The upgrading of the functions of civil servants was also on the agenda of the eighth ordinary session of the Board of Directors of this institution.

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The Scanned scientific activities of the CBIRC

They were evaluated during the 5th ordinary session of the Scientific Council of the CBIRC held on July 7, 2016.

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Laura Mattarella at CBIRC: Benvenuta Signora

The institution founded by the First Lady, Chantal BIYA, received a visit from the daughter of the Italian president on March 17, 2016.

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The "social vaccine" injected in Bagangté

The awareness campaign against HIV and AIDS led by the CBIRC was launched on December 12 in this locality in the Western region.

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4th Ordinary Session of the Scientific Council of the CBIRC

The scientific staff needs to be reinforced.  This is one of the main points addressed by members of this body on November 30, 2015.

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The CBIRC ORGANIZES MANAGEMENT TRAINING

The international workshop which took place from 24 to 26 November 2015 was part of the weeklong activities to mark AIDS Week 2015.

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ESSIENGBOT TOOLED BY CBIRC

The populations of this village in the eastern region were made aware of the means of prevention and a multimedia center was made available to them on November 21.

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Review of the working conditions of CBIRC staff

An extraordinary session of the Centre's management committee took place on November 3, 2015.

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The "social vaccine" makes its debut at the university

 

This follows the signing of an agreement between the CBIRC and the Ministry of Higher Education.

 

 

 

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Fight against AIDS, the CBIRC gives weapons to Kribi

An awareness campaign launched and a multimedia center was inaugurated in the city on October 24, 2015.

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THE CBIRC Launches the “Social Vaccine” in Mvangan

It was on October 17, 2015, in this locality of the department of Mvila, the region of the South

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The CBIRC celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Central Africa Office of the AUF

It is all  thanks to a football tournament organized for the occasion

Membre titulaire de l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) depuis juillet 2009, le CIRCB a tenu à manifester son soutien à cette grande institution du monde francophone, à l’occasion de la célébration des 20 ans de son Bureau Afrique Centrale et des Grands Lacs (BACGL).

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UNAIDS Executive Director praises Chantal BIYA's action

While visiting the CBIRC, Michel SIDIBE came to appreciate the work undertaken by the First Lady of Cameroon in response to the HIV pandemic.

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The Director of the CBIRC in front of the French-speaking press

Thanks to the launch of the 3 rd season of its concept “Le Club de la Presse”, the Cameroonian section of the International Union of the Francophone Press (UFP ) went to discover the CBIRC.

 

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CBIRC Support to UPECs and CTAs in Cameroon

Since December 2014, the CBIRC has been sharing its expertise with laboratory technicians from peripheral structures in charge of HIV.

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MINPOSTEL IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST STIs-HIV / AIDS

A partnership agreement now binds the CBIRC  to MINPOSTEL

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THE RECTOR OF AUF DISCOVER THE CBIRC

Pr. Bernard CERGUIGLINI came to boost relations between his institution and the research center

 

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THE ITALIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE CBIRC

Discovering one of the jewels of Italian-Cameroonian culture

 

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IRINA BOKOVA AT CBIRC, Moment of intense discovery

 

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The Israeli Ambassador to the CBIRC

HE Mr. Nadav COHEN paid a visit to CBIRC and African Synergies on February 18th.

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2nd ordinary session of the International Scientific Council of the CBIRC

The work was held on January 8 and 9, 2014 at the headquarters of the institution

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ROUND TABLE: Long Term Management of HIV / AIDS and Comorbidities (Wednesday, 10th July 2013, 3:00 PM)

Lecture Theater, New Teaching Building

 Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University of Yaounde I

 Yaounde, Cameroon

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CIRCB Scientific Council on April 23 and 24, 2013

The Director of the CBIRC, Prof. NDJOLO Alexis, announces the holding of the first ordinary session of the Scientific Council of the CBIRC on April 23 and 24, 2013 at the headquarters of the Institution, located in the Melen district in Yaoundé.

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Presidential Decree n ° 2012/249 of May 31, 2012

Establishing, Organization and functioning of the Chantal Biya International Reference Center for research on the prevention and care of HIV / AIDS (CBIRC)

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WORKSHOP on "Management of Pediatric AIDS and HIV / HBV-Coinfected Patients"

April 24 to 27, 2012, at CBIRC

 Under the Distinguished Patronage of The First Lady of Cameroon Madame Chantal Biya

 Chair: Professor Tetanye Ekoe

 Co-Chair: Professor Massimo Andreoni (Download Program here (English, French))

 Management of HIV / AIDS highlights health care challenges of access to antiretroviral therapy, palliative care, and availability of qualified health personnel in the Central African region.

 In four days, clinicians and Policymakers will focus on ways to optimize and harmonize existing initiatives and new strategies to improve the care of children living with HIV as well as people co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis B virus.

 This International Workshop is supported by the Collaborative HIV and Anti-HIV Drug Resistance Network (CHAIN) - European Commission Project and other partners.

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Elsevier Project : More Than 2000 Bibliographic references on HIV/AIDS

Can be consulted through the following links...
1. Epidemiology    4. Social Sciences
2. Information      5. Biology
3. Programmatic   6. Clinical

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CBIRC: we must block the way to ARV resistance!

Several participants were instructed on standardized tools and methods aimed at facilitating the interpretation of drug resistance to ARVs in a patient with little data...

 

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