IVI and Senegal
IVI Member State
On October 30, 1996, The Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, H.E. Ibra Deguène Ka, signed the IVI Establishment Agreement.
Hepatitis E (HEV) Surveillance
In late 2020, IVI received a $500,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct seroepidemiology of HEV in Africa. In 2021, IVI will form a consortium with the Institute Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria, and the Institute Nationale de Recherche Biomédicale, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The consortium will screen approximately 18,000 blood samples from 19 countries to determine the prevalence of HEV across different demographics, groups, and regions in Africa.