National Institute of Public Health (INSP)
Dr. Lamine Koivogui - Director
Guinea’s National Institute of Public Health (INSP) focuses on tropical infectious diseases, specifically malaria, cholera, and fevers of unknown origin. In the future, INSP wants to expand its work to include epidemic surveillance using the integrated disease surveillance and response (IDRS) approach.
In 2010 INSP, in partnership with MRC Gambia and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, completed the first phase of a regional malaria research and surveillance project together. Last year the microbiology lab was involved in the early diagnosis cholera, shigella and yellow fever infections, which allowed the government of Guinea to react adequately to prevent epidemics.
The 45 staff members at INSP work in the following departments:
National Public Health Lab
Community Health Department
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Department
The current director, Dr. Lamine Koivogui has been a microbiologist and virologist for over 30 years, specializing in hemorrhagic fever and other potentially epidemic viruses . He has been director of INSP since June 2011 and also serves as Chairman of the microbiology department of the faculty at the University of Conakry.