Alain Mérieux in China

November 7, 2012 - Beijing (China)


Alain Mérieux, President of Fondation Mérieux, spent almost two weeks visiting China. He met with the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who thanked Fondation Mérieux for its support and contribution to the development of public health programmes in China.

Alain Mérieux also participated in the 2nd Franco-Chinese Symposium on infectious diseases in Wuhan, in the presence of Chen Zhu, Chinese Minister of Health, Ms Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador in China, the President of the French Academy of Medicine, Professor André Parodi, and the President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor Zhou Ji.

Fondation Mérieux, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of China on the prevention and control of infectious diseases since 2007, participated in the first international steering committee of the 2nd round of the TB prevention and control project to improve the diagnosis of drug resistance to tuberculosis. Alain Mérieux and Mr Ren Minghui, Director of the International Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Health of China, approved the actions for the Uyghur and Zhuang minorities of Xinjiang and Guangxi autonomous regions.