University of Gondar (GONDAR)

The University of Gondar, until 2003 known as the Gondar College of Medical Sciences, is the oldest medical school in Ethiopia. Established as the Public Health College in 1954, it is located in Gondar, the former capital of Ethiopia.

As of 2010, the university offers about 42 undergraduate and 17 postgraduate programs. but now the University offers 54 undergraduate and 64 postgraduate. These are organized under the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Agriculture, and three schools (School of Law, School of Technology and School of Education).

Euroleish.net involvement: under the supervison of Dr. Ermias Diro, UOG hosts secondments in both, project 1.5 to perform phase II evaluation of the prototype RDT to be issued in project 1.5, as well as clinical support user and technical requirements expertise for systems deployment and validation within project 1.8.


Projects

1.5 Diagnostic mimotopes for antibody detection in visceral leishmaniasis

University of Gondar (GONDAR), Gondar, Ethiopia - Coris BioConcept (CORIS), Gembloux, Belgium - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium

1.8 A Leishmania knowledge center to support health care professionals and patients

University of Gondar (GONDAR), Gondar, Ethiopia - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium - BMD Software (BMD), Aveiro, Portugal