International Symposium on “One Health: Outlook to the future” 20 July 2022, Almaty, Kazakhstan￼ (6/20/2022) - The German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity is organising a one-day symposium on the topic of One Health on 20 July at the Grand Thien Shan Hotel in Almaty together with its Kazakh project partner, the National Scientific Center for Extremeley Dangerous Infections. One Health is a collaborative and intersectoral approach promoted by WHO to ...continue reading "International Symposium on “One Health: Outlook to the future” 20 July 2022, Almaty, Kazakhstan￼"
Eight Years of Collaboration Between Kazakhstan and Germany as Part of the German Biosecurity Programme and the G7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (6/7/2022) - Link to article
The East African Community (EAC) mobile laboratory networks in Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan—from project implementation to outbreak response against Dengue, Ebola, COVID-19, and epidemic-prone diseases (5/11/2022) - Link to the article
Launch of web-based library ‘Biosecurity Central’ (4/5/2022) - The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the need for nations to enhance their abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to all manner of biological threats, whether natural, accidental or deliberate. In this context, the biosecurity community also needs new ways to share and readily access the best available resources. Biosecurity Central provides a curated set of ...continue reading "Launch of web-based library ‘Biosecurity Central’"
FLI delegation meets with partners in Mauritania (2/19/2022) - In November 2021, the leader of the project Prof. Martin H. Groschup and Dr. Franziska Stoek could realize a trip to the Mauritanian partner institute ORNADEP for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years of the running project phase, a general coordination meeting was planned in order to talk ...continue reading "FLI delegation meets with partners in Mauritania"
Know your pathogens – Eurasian Online Symposium on Biological Health Hazards (11/4/2021) - In these times of a pandemic, it becomes clear how important it is to have a close meshwork of biosurveillance on naturally occurring pathogens in countries. Awareness and preparedness help to monitor the spread of pathogens, identify spontaneous outbreaks among humans and livestock and limit the spread of the disease in a timely manner. This ...continue reading "Know your pathogens – Eurasian Online Symposium on Biological Health Hazards"
Joint Action against zoonoses – The activities of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the German Biosecurity Programme (7/7/2021) - Emerging infectious diseases are playing an increasingly important role in today's (global) world. More than half of these diseases have their origin in an animal reservoir and can be transmitted to humans as zoonotic diseases. People who depend on livestock for their livelihood and have close daily contact with their animals are particularly vulnerable. Especially ...continue reading "Joint Action against zoonoses – The activities of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the German Biosecurity Programme"
Enhancing biosecurity with digital and virtual tools – German institutions meet up to share best practices (6/17/2021) - In the German Biosecurity Programme, digital and virtual methods and tools have always been used for some of the activities carried out with various partner countries. Nevertheless, travel restrictions and limited possibilities to meet in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the need for digital solutions in order to keep up the project ...continue reading "Enhancing biosecurity with digital and virtual tools – German institutions meet up to share best practices"
Virtual symposium: Kazakh and German scientists discuss current issues on Covid-19 and other zoonoses (5/11/2021) - New findings on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as on the growing spread of orthohantavirus and early summer meningoencephalitis in Germany and Kazakhstan - these were the most important topics of the two-day virtual symposium on 21. and 22. April, which was jointly organised by the Institute of Microbiology of the German Armed Forces (IMB) ...continue reading "Virtual symposium: Kazakh and German scientists discuss current issues on Covid-19 and other zoonoses"
The German Biosecurity Program enhances capacity of Kazakh scientists through online biosafety and biosecurity trainings (12/25/2020) - The German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity project implemented by GIZ in partnership with the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology (IMB), as part of the German Biosecurity Program, held a series of online trainings on biosafety and biosecurity for more than 50 new staff members of its strategic partner Institutions - the National Scientific Center for Especially ...continue reading "The German Biosecurity Program enhances capacity of Kazakh scientists through online biosafety and biosecurity trainings"