Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France

Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France

Consultation date: 18 January 2016

Malaria elimination strategy

The Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopement (IRD) is a non-profit government-funded public organisation under the joint supervision of the Ministries of Research and Foreign Affairs. The IRD’s general mission is to conduct research and training with a view to promoting economic, social and cultural development in the Southern Countries.

Research performed in IRD covers a wide range of areas and disciplines and addresses major development challenges such as human health, food security, climate change, water resources, vulnerability and social inequality.

IRD consists of about 56 research laboratories, operating jointly with academic partners in France, in the French overseas territories and in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean Basin. About 40% of the 2363 IRD's staff (including 854 researchers) is based in Southern countries. IRD has been involved as partner or coordinator in about 80 FP7 projects jointly run with Southern partners and based on an interdisciplinary approach.

MIVEGEC “Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Genetique, Evolution et Controle” is a joint research unit bringing together over 100 staff research scientists from the IRD, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Montpellier with specific interests on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases. Researchers at MIVEGEC publish an average of 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers per year in different areas of vector biology and evolution, the ecology of host-pathogen interactions, tropical medicine and public health. It hosts a WHO reference center for Vector Resistance to Insecticides, the Leishmania National Reference Center, the Centre de Recherche en Ecologie et Evolution du Cancer (CREEC), and the Centre National de Référence sur les Vecteurs (CNEV).