International Collaborations


Acceleration of Novel Coronavirus Serological Test Development and Seroprevalence Study: An African-European Initiative

ASCENT is a project funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). ASCENT brings together scientists from three SSA countries including South Africa, Guinea and Burkina-Faso and three European countries including France, the Netherlands and Switzerland in response to the public health emergency of the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic.

The project focuses on the following objectives:

The project is coordinated by Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM). EVF provides the scientific project management support to the program. The project is completed as of 31 Jan 2024.