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The creation of the Mali Service Center (MSC) was a joint activity between NIAID's Mali Project team, spearheaded by former NIAID Deputy Director, the late John LaMontagne, and Malian representatives from the University of Bamako and the University's School of Medicine, FMPOS.
The idea was to create an independent establishment that would further scientific collaborations in Mali by establishing an administrative and financial infrastructure in Mali capable of building and supporting sustainable research.
The MSC became operational in December 2004. Although it is currently being managed by a NIAID contractor, the plan is to eventually transition control of the MSC to the Malians.
The service center is located in Bamako the capital of Mali, in West Africa.
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