Professor Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Professor of Medicine, Head of the Department of Biology of Rennes Teaching Hospital and Head of Division of parasitology and mycology, President of the French Society for Medical Mycology Email: Mailto
View the Fungal burden of disease in France: Bitar et al 2014, Gangneux et al. 2016
How you have helped GAFFI: We have estimated the burden of serious fungal infections in France that will be presented in an upcoming conference. We helped disseminate the press release on GAFFI's year-1 successes to French mycologists and authorities.
Personal comment on the major needs in France which GAFFI should be addressing: Fungal infections are globally well recognized and well treated in France. There is a particular interest for invasive fungal infections in hospitalized patients and a good evaluation of their impact on health. However we need specific surveillance program on fungal resistance and still needto work on standardization of diagnostic tools. Beside invasive fungal diseases, recurrent vaginitis, tinea capitis, onychomycosis and chronic and immuno-allergic pulmonary diseases represent a serious impact on human health that are more neglected. Prospective or comprehensive registry surveys are required to accurately determine their epidemiology and improve the management of these disorders.
Links to key fungal/global health institutions in France: French Society of Medical mycology: www.sfmm-mycologie-medicale.com Centre National de Référence des Infections fongiques invasives et antifongiques: www.pasteur.fr/fr/sante/centres-nationaux-reference/les-cnr/mycoses-invasives-et-antifongiques Institut National de Veille Sanitaire:www.invs.sante.fr