Access to diagnostics
We increase vulnerable populations’ access to diagnostics
By strengthening clinical laboratories in national healthcare systems, we want to enhance the quality of, and access to, clinical diagnosis, the backbone of any strategy aimed at preventing disease and improving patient care.
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We enhance local applied research capabilities
By training scientists, developing collaborative programs and creating laboratories of excellence, we support researchers in developing countries.
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We foster knowledge-sharing and public health initiatives
We want to disseminate scientific innovation in the field of infectious disease worldwide, leveraging Les Pensières Center for Global Health, a place for meetings, courses and North-South dialogue about public health.
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Mothers & children
We support mothers and children
Taking a global health approach, we work with Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux to improve the quality of life for mothers and children, who are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases.
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Our mission is to fight the infectious diseases that affect vulnerable populations in developing countries, especially mothers and children, by building local capacities.
Discover the Mérieux Foundation: 50 years of fighting infectious diseases
countries where we work
laboratories built since 2005
laboratories renovated since 2005
scientific conferences organized each year
projects providing expertise to partners
million euro budget
applied research units collaborating in the GABRIEL research network
Our global footprint
We work in over 20 countries worldwide, in regions prone to infectious outbreaks, and mount our own projects, working closely with local and international partners. We engage the public and private sectors and embrace a One Health approach, crossing boundaries between human and veterinary medicine. We also participate in other partners’ projects, providing financial, operational or human resources.
In Bangladesh, confronted with the challenges of high population density, climate change and the control of infectious diseases, we increased local capacities for testing, training and research by building Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory at the Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases.
Haiti is one of the countries that has been hardest hit by natural disasters in the past 20 years. We have been working there since 2002, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Population and the GHESKIO Centers to strengthen the national laboratory system and specialized research capacity. We also support several initiatives for mothers and children.
At the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Vientiane, to improve the care of patients living with HIV and hepatitis B, we measure their viral load for these two extremely prevalent viruses in Laos.
In a country that hosts more than one million refugees, we are working with local partners to support displaced persons. At the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory, we are conducting research on the respiratory infections affecting children in refugee camps and making specialized testing available to the local population.
In Myanmar, we are fighting against infectious diseases by developing access to quality diagnostic testing in national laboratories, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS.
We have been working in Guinea since 2013 and were particularly involved in the fight against the Ebola virus disease epidemic. Today, we work alongside the Ministry of Health to rebuild the medical biology sector to increase its capacity to respond to future disease outbreaks.
A long-standing partner of our foundation and host to the Christophe Mérieux Laboratory, located at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China has scientific cooperation with us on both a national and international scale.
Niger faces considerable struggles in the development of its healthcare system, due to its geographical size and security issues. We work with the Ministry of Health to reinforce its laboratory system, alongside other partners, such as the Principality of Monaco.
We aim to improve access to healthcare for the vulnerable populations on this island in the Indian Ocean. We have been active in Madagascar since 2006, helping to provide better clinical diagnosis by supporting regional laboratories and the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease.
Throughout security issues, political instability and social crisis, we have never ceased our actions in this country in the heart of the Sahel. Through the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease, we increase access to medical care for all by offering high-quality clinical diagnosis.
To address major public health threats in Cambodia, we provide our expertise in infectious diseases, training clinical biologists and strengthening the national laboratory network, particularly by renovating clinical diagnostic laboratories.
Since 2009, Burkina Faso has been one of the leaders of RESAOLAB (West African Network of Biomedical Analysis Laboratories) and greatly contributed to its success. We have worked with the Ministry of Health in the quality assessment of over 100 laboratories to improve the quality of diagnostic services.
March 18 - 22
Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
2nd Advanced course on epidemiology in complex emergencies for effective surveillance and response
Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)
May 6 - 17
Mérieux Foundation & University of Geneva co-organized event
24th Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC)
Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrir-du-Lac (France)
Bolstering decision-making with the AMR Course
November 15, 2023, Les Pensières Center for Global Health (France)
After the success of its first editions, the 4th AMR Course took place from November 6 to 10 at Les ...
A new report reveals how laboratory management authorities have contributed towards the response to the Covid-19 crisis in West Africa
November 9, 2023, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal & Togo
The study, carried out by EpiLinks and Davycas International for the Mérieux Foundation, presents an analysis of the role and ...
Renewal of a historic partnership: the Mérieux Foundation, Fiocruz and Fundhacre join forces to tackle infectious diseases in Brazil
November 7, 2023, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Nearly 50 years after the start of a historic collaboration to combat a meningitis epidemic in Brazil, the President of ...
Access to diagnostics - Afrique
Establishment of Epidemiological Surveillance Centers
We participate in improving disease surveillance systems through the strengthening of laboratory units at the health district level.
Access to diagnostics - Afrique
Strengthening capacity in Central African laboratory systems
Supporting laboratory networks with an integrated approach to health at subnational, national and subregional level.
Research - Afrique
Support the National Tuberculosis Control Program to improve screening for TB infection in populations at risk, and the identification of beneficiaries of TB preventive treatment