to promote high-quality laboratory animal science in the region.
to encourage participation from all countries and associations in the region.
to support the establishment of animal ethics committees (IACUCs) in the region.
to promote education and training opportunities in the region.
to stimulate networking, collaboration and knowledge-exchange in the region.
Ouajdi Souilem (co-chair). National School of Veterinary Medicine, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia.
Abdelouafi Benmouloud (co-chair) Algeria.
Bert Mohr. University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Khadiga Gaafar. Cairo University. Egypt.
Francis Fakoya. ACURET. Nigeria.
The kick off meeting of the OIE Twinning project betweeen THE ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL’ABRUZZO E DEL MOLISE “G. CAPORALE” (IZSAM) and THE ÉCOLE NATIONALE DE MÉDECINE VÉTÉRINAIRE, SIDI THABET, TUNISIA on “Animal Welfare in Tunisia and North Africa” has been held online on the 18th and the 19th of February 2021. You can see the report here.
Click HERE to find the 2015-2019 Activity Report of the ICLAS Africa Regional Committee, including activities in South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria
Specific report 2018 ACURET Workshop in Nigeria
Animal Care and Use in Research, Education, and Teaching (ACURET) held a five-day intensive workshop “RANEXT Basics” at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, February 5 – 8, 2018.ICLAS provided support for the course. There were 32 participants from various institutions across Nigeria and NIMR, including lecturers, clinicians, research fellows, postgraduate students, research assistants, and lab technologists. The workshop facilitated a re-orientation of participants to perceptions about research using lab animals, humane principles and practical hands-on protocols, including animal restraint techniques, substance administration and sample collections, aseptic techniques and basic suturing techniques.