Dear collaborators, partners and beneficiaries,

We are all shocked by this worldwide outbreak that more and more countries are facing. As you know, France was one of the first European countries impacted and is still under a very strict quarantine law. Within a few days, IQLS had to adapt and all staff based in Lyon are now working 100% from home but continuing to support countries and projects remotely.

Due to this unprecedented situation, all our international travel has been suspended, but our teams based abroad (Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Ghana, Liberia) are continuing activities as long as their local authorities allow it. If not, they will work remotely, as is already the case in Armenia.

IQLS would like to contribute to this crisis. We have uploaded our MERS CoV laboratory outbreak simulation exercise, which was organized at our premises in France in July 2019 for Liberian and Ghanaian laboratory specialists and epidemiologists. All attendees told us it has been very useful when preparing for Covid19.

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Should you have any questions or concerns about this module, email Antoine Pierson,

We are also developing new training modules or trying to transfer some of our face-to-face modules into distance learning. As soon as a finalized product is released, we will keep you informed.

We would like to renew our commitment to all partners and beneficiaries as more than ever public health improvement is a requirement worldwide.

Should you need any specific support, feel free to communicate with us.

Please take care and stay inside.


Illustration courtesy of Santé publique France