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Former IFBA Chair Decorated by Kenyan President

The IFBA is pleased to congratulate Dr. Willy KiprotichTonui, former IFBA Chair, who was recently decorated by the President of Kenya H.E. Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. with the “Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS)” a prestigious State Commendation in Kenyafor his distinguished service in promoting Biosafety in Kenya, regionally and throughout the world.
Dr.Tonui is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the National Biosafety Authority in Nairobi, Kenya, and is a Founder Member of the African Biological Safety Association.

Willy Kiprotich Tonui

Mali Association for Biosafety & Biosecurity hosts Training Sessions in Bamako

The Mali Association for Biosafety & Biosecurity (MABB), in collaboration with the IFBA, hosted scientists and laboratorians from across the country for a week of hands-on training. Participants were put through their paces in responding to real-life spill scenarios, the proper use of personal protective equipment, and the packaging and shipment of infectious materials. The training is part of an overall 5 year effort by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in consortium with Mali Heath and the Foundation Merieux, to assist the Government of Mali in achieving the goals of the Global Health Security Agenda to prepare for and respond to outbreaks of infectious disease. While in Bamako, the IFBA launched its Professional Certification examination in Biorisk Management for French-speaking MABB Members.


Safe Shipment of Infectious Materials Training
(Special thanks to Saf-T-Pak for donating training equipment)
















Spill Response Training


MABB Members sit for IFBA Professional Certification exam in Biorisk Management
(Special thanks to Khalid Temsamani, MOBSA, for assistance with French translation)

28th IFBA Members Meeting, June 4th, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Members of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations convened on June 4th, in Siem Reap, Cambodia to take stock of developments since last year’s meeting and to welcome the significant progress realized since. Under the leadership of IFBA Board Chair, Ben Fontes, the meeting featured a variety of discussions including the IFBA’s new 5 year Strategic Plan drafted by the IFBA’s Board of Directors at a strategic planning session held earlier in the week. The meeting host, Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association President, TM Chua, thanked all who participated including IFBA’s Member Biosafety Associations, Observer Organizations and invited guests. Members reaffirmed the significance they attach to the IFBA, as well as their continued commitment to achieving international recognition of biosafety.














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