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Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2007;119(19-20 Suppl 3):8-12.

History and perspectives of medical research at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon.

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Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon.

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  • Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2009 Oct;121 Suppl 3:following 56.

Abstract

In 1913 Albert Schweitzer founded one of the first modern hospitals in Africa dedicated to the health of the local population. The Albert Schweitzer Hospital is located in Lambaréné, a small town in Gabon. In 1981 a research department--the Medical Research Unit--was established with the aim to perform research in the field of infectious diseases ( www.lambarene.org ). The main focus lies on clinical research on malaria and other parasitic diseases. Studies on the molecular biology and immunology of parasitic diseases are fostered since the inauguration of a novel building dedicated for basic science. A training program in clinical research in tropical diseases for African scientists has been set up recently.

PMID:
17987353
DOI:
10.1007/s00508-007-0857-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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