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Center for Vaccine Development, Mali

Fellowship Site Directors: Professor Samba Sow

Site Contact:; +223 20 23 60 31, Dr Camilla Ducker

Link to research site’s website:

Site Specialties:

  • Rotavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Mother, child, and infant health and mortality
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Infectious disease
  • Emergency preparedness

Site Description:

CVD-Mali was created in 2001, by an agreement between the Government of Mali through the Ministry of Health and the University of Maryland in the United States of America through its Center for Vaccine Development. CVD-Mali’s core work since its inception has revolved around quantifying the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases, and testing the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of new vaccines. CVD-Mali also plays an important role in the training of young investigators in Mali and around the world. CVD-Mali shares its research results with the Ministry of Health to guide public health decisions. CVD-Mali focuses on research and interventions which develop primary health care, to pave the way towards Universal Health Coverage. CVD-Mali’s core principles are based around strong technical capacity in epidemiologic surveillance, laboratory capability, field surveys and clinical trials.



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