Establishment of a Mother-Child Center in Gabon, Central Africa to Improve Mother-Child Health (CENSAMATIL)

In the project, a facility will be established in Lambaréné, Gabon, Central Africa, in which physicians and scientists work with an interdisciplinary team. The aim is to evaluate scientific studies, to implement them in a cultural context and to develop long-term studies that should improve the health of mothers and children on site. For this purpose, the network with the employees of already existing structures should be sustainably strengthened and expanded. Diseases affecting particularly pregnant women, young mothers and their children can thus be prevented or treated. Processes in the local health system are improved.
One focus is on the implementation of gained scientific knowledge in the area of neglected tropical diseases and malaria, improvement of perinatal care and prevention of infectious diseases in newborns and infants by increasing the vaccination rate.

Support pregnant women and young mothers to improve their health and that of their children as a long-term perspective.


Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung

Project members

Prof. Akim Ayola Adegnika
CERMEL, Lambaréné, Gabon

Prof. Bertrand Lell
Co-Director CERMEL
CERMEL, Lambaréné, Gabon
Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Josiane Honkpehedji
Group leader
CERMEL, Lambaréné, Gabon

Dr. Meral Esen
Group leader Immunology and Clinical Trials
German Alliance for Global Health Research
Institute for Tropical Medicine
University of Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma
Group leader
CERMEL, Lambaréné, Gabon
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Hamburg, Germany