IRCAD Africa inauguration

An extraordinary milestone has been reached in the field of African medicine! The inauguration of IRCAD Africa, the very first center of excellence dedicated to minimally invasive surgery on the continent, marked a historic moment. This momentous event took place in the presence of his Excellency President Paul Kagame and was broadcast live on Rwandan television. It signifies the dawn of a new era in African healthcare, with a specific focus on the training of African surgeons in the latest technologies applied to minimally invasive surgery. IRCAD Africa is a crucial component of the ambitious “Kigali Health City” project led by the Rwandan government, which aims to establish a significant medical research hub. This visionary initiative has the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of people seeking high-quality healthcare.

Furthermore, this occasion provided an opportunity to introduce the Franco-Rwandan research team, with special emphasis on the groundbreaking Disrumpere project. This project is poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics through the use of artificial intelligence.

Heartfelt congratulations to the IRCAD Africa team for accomplishing this remarkable feat!

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COVID19: IRCAD sanitary measures & health pass

Please note that the IRCAD administrative board and staff are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in France. The health, safety, and well-being of our participants, experts and staff are our top priority!
Despite the current context, the IRCAD stands firmly by your side to help you acquire knowledge and skills. Come and join us !

We would like to draw your attention that the « Vaccine Pass » is now mandatory in France since end of January 2022 and replaces the former « Health Pass » to access places that are open to the public, such as cinemas, museums, cafés and restaurants, hotels as well as the IRCAD Institute which welcomes participants in the framework of its courses and seminars. Thus, a PCR test without vaccination is no longer sufficient to take part in our courses.

The vaccine pass includes a proof of the following (one of the 3 items is sufficient):

  • The vaccination certificate, proving that persons have a complete vaccination (as of January 15, 2022, all persons aged 18 and over must receive a booster dose no more than 7 months after their last injection or Covid infection to receive a valid vaccination pass. As of February 15, 2022, the time limits for keeping the pass will be reduced, you will have to do your booster dose 4 months and no longer 7 months after your 2nd dose to have a complete vaccine schedule and maintain a valid vaccine pass)
  • The result of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid, more than 11 days and less than 4 months
  • The certificate of contraindication to vaccination

Further information about the new vaccine pass can be found at :

We very much hope to be able to count on your kind understanding of those rules which have been set by the French Government and which our Institute is required to apply