Buruli ulcer

Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative events

Cameroon: International course on microbiology of Mycobacterium ulcerans

28 November – 3 December 2011 | Yaoundé, Cameroon

The targets are scientists and technicians of laboratories involved in laboratory confirmation of Buruli ulcer with the support of Institut Pasteur International Network, Fondation Sanofi-espoir, WHO, Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Ministry of Public Health Cameroon.

Objective is to provide indispensable knowledge for the detection of M. ulcerans in biological samples. The theoretical and practical sessions will permit the participants amongst several other things to:

  • Improve the quality of laboratory confirmation cases carried out in their respective countries
  • Reach the WHO TAG recommendation to confirm at least 50% of their BU cases.

The deadline for application is September 16, 2011 and there are no registration fees for registration

Volunteers and health-care workers pivotal to early case detection of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection), March 2011

In March, The World Health Organization (WHO) met village volunteers and primary or front-line health-care workers.

Early case detection and control of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) is crucial. Local support contributes to motivating community involvement in control activities and strengthening public health programmes. Timely detection of patients greatly improves their chances of a full recovery from the disease.

Laboratory Network

The following network of laboratories provide support to national control programmes to confirm Buruli ulcer cases (by PCR, ZN, and culture).


Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative (GBUI):