Association Béninoise de Biosécurité (ABeB)
The International Federation of Biosafety Associations is pleased to welcome the Association Béninoise de Biosécurité (ABeB) as an official Member to the IFBA. ABeB is the Benin biosafety organisation recently created to promote biosafety in Benin as a scientific discipline through training and research. It was initiated with teachers, students, laboratory staffs to promote not only awareness of biosafety but also the development of good practices in the field. The organization aims to reduce the potential risk of occupational diseases and adverse impacts from infectious agents or biological-derived materials in the environment, to support emerging legislation and standards in biosafety, biotechnology, transport and related activities, and, to act as a focal point on these issues in Africa. The ABeB is honoured to join the IFBA and believes it will add a significant value to the achievement of their mission.
Contact the ABeB at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABeB President, Luc Djogbénou
Members of the ABeB
BioRisk Association of Philippines (BRAP)
The International Federation of Biosafety Associations is pleased to welcome the BioRisk Association of Philippines (BRAP) as an official Observer Organization to the IFBA. Founded in 2015 by a group of people engaged in the advocacy of biosafety and biosecurity in the Philippines, BRAP aims to be at the forefront of biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management to make and implement innovative, effective, and efficient ways concordant to local and international standards to improve the quality of life of the Filipino citizen and aims for a secure laboratory workforce and safe laboratory working surroundings to ensure healthy relationship and environment nationwide. BRAP started with a handful of medical technologists and has now grown to 300 members representing all regions of the country. Many of these individuals are practicing medical technologists and BRAP has successfully partnered with the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc. (PAMET).
Since its foundation, BRAP has conducted numerous seminars, trainings, and workshops including: Basic Lab Biosafety and Biosecurity, Biorisk Management, Train the Trainers sessions for the aforementioned, Biopreparedness and Incident Management, Biosafety Manual Writeshop, Laboratory Networking, Sterilization and Decontamination, Blood-borne Pathogens, Dual Use Research of Concern, and Personnel Reliability Program to name a few. This year, in July, BRAP will be hosting its 2nd Annual Convention, and in September, a much awaited 1-week workshop for the laboratory workers in the veterinary field. By year end, BRAP and PAMET will have tallied the results of a National Survey for Biosafety and Biosecurity having respondents representing more than 200+ laboratories nationwide.
1st Gathering of BRAP Founding Members
Participants at Inaugural BRAP Convention
Induction of BRAP Founding Officers by TM Chua, President, Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association