TRAC Plus, Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda - (TRAC Plus)

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TRAC Plus (Centre for Treatment and Research on AIDS, Malaria, Tubercolosis and other Epidemics) in the Ministry of Health, Rwanda, was founded in 2007 to serve as a national centre for infectious diseases control and prevention in Rwanda. It was created as a merger of the former Treatment and Research AIDS Centre (TRAC), the National Malaria Control Program (PNILP) and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (PNILT). The move to the creation of TRAC Plus was aimed at unifying all efforts in the fight against infectious diseases, especially HIV, AIDS and STIs, Malaria, Tuberculosis, and other Epidemic Infectious diseases. TRAC Plus is under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. It has a legal status, administrative and financial autonomy thus it is governed in accordance with legal provisions governing organs of Public Service in Rwanda.

Sebahungu Fidele is currently the head of epidemiologic surveillance in TRAC-Plus Malaria Unit, Ministry of health, Rwanda . He is a medical Doctor, with research and clinical interests in HIV and Malaria. His current focus is malaria epidemilogy, case management and research.

TRAC Plus researchers are mainly responsible for examining the effects of environmental changes on emergence and spread of malaria. Fidele co-leads WP3.

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