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Strategies to Increase Vaccine Acceptance and Uptake 2016

4 November 2016, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)

72 experts from 19 countries gathered at Les Pensières September 26-28 to discuss vaccine hesitancy and understand the drivers and barriers affecting vaccine acceptance.

ZikaPLAN: Fondation Mérieux unites with 24 Research Organizations to Fight Zika Virus and Build Long-term Outbreak Response Capacity in Latin America

25 October 2016, Lyon (France)

Fondation Mérieux is among the 25 leading research and public health organizations from Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe gathered in Recife for the launch of ZikaPLAN (Zika Preparedness Latin American Network).

"Better Foods for Better Health" White Book: 30 global experts share the latest findings on microbiota in disease prevention and obesity

7 September 2016, Lyon (France)

The 5th edition of the Better Foods for Better Health White Book has been published, providing new insight from 30 thought leaders from science and industry on the growing role and potential of gut microbiota to improve health.

Grandes Tueuses: an on-line documentary series on the biggest public health threats The saga of 14 major killers told through 70 short films

6 July 2016, Paris (France)

Despite major advances, epidemics and pandemics continue to devastate human health and lives in the 21st century. Malnutrition, bacteria and viruses are the causes of the lethal diseases that the Grandes Tueuses (Big Killers) series tracks across the globe. The multimedia approach and portraits of patients, healthcare professionals and scientists make the series as entertaining as it is informative. Created for distribution via the web, the films are designed to raise public awareness and educate teams working in the field.

8th Annual GABRIEL Research Network Meeting in Laos

6 July 2016, Vientiane (Laos)

Scientists from 25 countries present research results on infectious diseases threatening developing countries.

Professor Francine Ntoumi Winner of the 2016 Christophe Mérieux Prize

9 June 2016, Paris (France)

The 2016 Christophe Mérieux prize has been awarded to Professor Francine Ntoumi of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Brazzaville (Congo) at a ceremony that took place at the Institut de France on 8th June, to encourage her work in infectious diseases in Central Africa.

5th Better Foods for Better Health symposium

31 May 2016, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)

Fondation Mérieux organized the 5th edition of the Better Foods for Better Health meetings on 8-10 April at Les Pensières conference center.

2nd Regional WARDS Workshop on Laboratory Strengthening and Networks in the 15 ECOWAS Countries and RESAOLAB Workshops in Collaboration with WAHO

17 May 2016, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Some 70 participants, including the leading figures in clinical biology from the 15 ECOWAS countries, are gathering in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, May 17-19 for the West African Regional Disease Surveillance (WARDS) project’s 2nd regional workshop on laboratory strengthening and networks and RESAOLAB** technical workshops.

SPHaïtiLAB Conducts 1st Assessment of Biomedical Analysis Laboratories in Haiti

5 May 2016, Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Providing essential data to build a national laboratory policy tailored to the country’s needs.

Inauguration of Charles Mérieux Infectiology Center of Brazil in Rio Branco

19 April 2016, Rio Branco (Brazil)

Fondation Mérieux provides the 1st high level (BSL3) lab in the Amazon, along with a training and research center.

Fondation Mérieux and 3 Foundations Publish the 1st Edition of Humanitarian Alternatives

17 March 2016, Lyon (France)

Humanitarian Alternatives launched its inaugural issue. Fondation Mérieux, the French Red-Cross Fund, the Action Against Hunger Foundation and the Handicap International Foundation collaborated to initiate and support this bilingual humanitarian journal with an international scope.

Fondation Mérieux supports global scientific community commitment to share data on Zika

10 February 2016, Cambridge (UK)

Joining the Wellcome Trust’s initiative, leading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funders and institutes, have committed to sharing data and results relevant to the current Zika crisis and future public health emergencies as rapidly and openly as possible.

Addressing the effects of aging on immune response

26 January 2016, Lyon (France)

Fondation Mérieux organized the 3rd Aging and Immunity Meeting, 11-13 January in Siena, Italy.

World’s first dengue vaccine authorized for use in 3 endemic countries

19 January 2016, Lyon (France)

A long awaited tool for dengue prevention and control has finally become available in three endemic countries. During the month of December, health authorities in Mexico, the Philippines and Brazil granted marketing authorization for the first dengue vaccine.

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