Les Mycoses Profondes à Madagascar (Deep Fungal Infections in Madagascar)(Prof. Lala Soavina RAMAROZATOVO MD, Madagascar) [World Skin Health Day 2022 – Madagascar]

Les Mycoses Profondes à Madagascar (Deep Fungal Infections in Madagascar) [Video on Demand] : LINK


Deep cutaneous mycoses such as chromomycosis, sporotrichosis and mycetomas are a group of fungal diseases that are not well known, neglected and under-diagnosed in Madagascar. Madagascar is one of the world’s major centres of chromomycosis with an estimated prevalence of 1/200,000 inhabitants in 1994. The challenge was to start from the diagnosis and management of a few cases to the implementation of a pilot study on these deep-seated mycoses conducted since 2012 in our country in order to estimate their prevalence and identify their epidemiological and mycological characteristics. The preliminary results published had allowed to identify fonsecaea nubica as one of the major fungi responsible for chromomycosis in Madagascar. The prevalence was estimated at 1.47/100,000 in the north of the country. Sporotrichosis due to Sporothrix schenkii is prevalent in the central hihgland. A study on mycetoma is under development. Particular clinical characteristics have been identified in the Malagasy population, allowing a new classification of cases different from that used elsewhere in the world. The objectives of the project also included the preventive and therapeutic aspects and a study on global management is currently underway. Global recognition was obtained with the integration of Madagascar into the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infection (GAFFI), as well as active collaborations developed with international scientific communities. The prospects and challenges are to integrate deep mycoses into the framework of a national programme within the Ministry of Health, to develop a management model adapted to the realities of our country and to obtain long-term technical and financial support from the national authorities and international bodies

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Titles and functions :

– Full professor of Dermatology

– Specialist in internal medicine

– DEFS in Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Antananarivo

– DEFSC in Dermatology at the Faculty of Medicine of Antananarivo

–  AFS in Internal Medicine – AFSA in Dermatology – Victor Segalen University   Bordeaux 2, France.

–  Associate Professor in Dermatology at the Faculty of Medicine of Antananarivo in 2011

–   Full Professor in Dermatology in 2018

– Vice Dean in charge of research and continuing medical education at the Faculty of Medicine of Antananarivo since 2019.

– Member of the Institutional Council of the Faculty of Medicine of Antananarivo from 2015 to 2018.

– Member of the CERBM ( Biomedical Research Ethics Committee of Madagascar) within the Ministry of Public Health since 2020.

– Member of the Board of Directors of PHARMALAGASY

 – Full member of the Pharmacovigilance Committee and the CNE within the Ministry of Public Health from 2015 to 2019.

– Member of the Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund Learned societies.

– Head of Department of Special Pavilion A, dermatology and internal medicine, Befelatanana Hospital,Madagascar

Scientific Societies :

–      Former President of the Malagasy Society of Dermatology (SOMADER) from 2017 to 2019.

–      Member of the Academy of Medicine of Madagascar (ANAMEM)

–      Member of the ADF (Association of French-speaking Dermatologists)

–      Ambassador of GAFFI (Global Action Fund for Fungal Infection) for Madagascar.

–      Member of the scientific committee of national scientific journals (La revue Médicale de Madagascar, Head and Neck Journal of Madagascar)

Scientific publications :

Authors and co-authors of more than 70 scientific publications (www.researchgate.net)

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