50 years in the fight against infectious diseases 1967 – 2017

History

For more than 50 years, we have been fighting infectious disease in developing countries. Here are some of the most important dates in the history of the Mérieux Foundation.

2016

Laos

The Christophe Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease becomes the Center of Infectiology Lao Christophe Mérieux following official recognition by the Laos Ministry of Health

2016

Medical center in Iraq

Inauguration of the Pauline-Marie Jaricot Mother and Child Medical Center in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan

2016

Brazil

Inauguration of the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease with a Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in the Fundhacre Hospital in Rio Branco

 

2015

BSL-4 Laboratory in China

Inauguration of a BSL-4 laboratory in Wuhan, China – the first maximum biosecurity laboratory in Asia

2015

SPHaïtiLAB

Inauguration of the SPHaitiLAB project to help improve the health of Haiti’s population by conducting analyses and offering strategic advice on laboratory policy

2015

I-Lab

Launch of the I-Lab project in an effort to help Senegal’s National Laboratory Directorate implement an automated system for collecting epidemiological data from laboratories

2015

LAB-NET

Launch of the LAB-NET project in Guinea to establish a dedicated surveillance system for viral hemorrhagic fevers

2015

Bangladesh

Inauguration of the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Chittagong (Bangladesh)

2014

Mother and Child

Launch of Mother and Child projects in Iraqi Kurdistan

2014

Mobile laboratory in Mali

Inauguration of a mobile laboratory dedicated to the detection of the Ebola virus is set up in the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease in Bamako

2013

RESAOLAB

Four countries join the RESAOLAB network: Benin, Guinea, Niger and Togo

2012

Docteur Christophe Mérieux Center

Creation of the Docteur Christophe Mérieux Center in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) with “Les Enfants du Mékong”

2011

Lebanon

Inauguration of the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Beirut

2011

BAMS Haiti

Four years after Mali, the BAMS (Bachelor in Applied Medical Sciences) training course is launched in Haiti

2010

ACDx

The first ACDx advanced diagnostics course is held at Les Pensières Center for Global Health

2010

Madagascar

Inauguration of the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease and the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Antananarivo

2009

RESAOLAB

Launch of the West African Network of Biomedical Analysis Laboratories (RESAOLAB, Réseau d’Afrique de l’Ouest des Laboratoires d’Analyses Biologiques) to strengthen the health infrastructure in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal

2009

GLOBE

Launch of the online biomedical expertise portal GLOBE (Global Link for Online Biomedical Expertise), dedicated to scientists and health professionals

2009

Laos

Inauguration of the Christophe Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease and the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Vientiane

2009

Haiti

Inauguration of the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Port-au-Prince

2008

GABRIEL

Launch of GABRIEL, an international network of laboratories cooperating on research into infectious diseases in developing countries

2008

China

Inauguration of the Christophe Mérieux Laboratory in Beijing

2008

Emerging Pathogens Laboratory

Inauguration of the Emerging Pathogens Laboratory in Lyon (France)

2007

BAMS Mali

Launch of the BAMS (Bachelor in Applied Medical Sciences) training course for laboratory technicians in Mali

2007

Charles Mérieux Conference

The first Charles Mérieux Conference, on the theme of global health

2007

Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux

The Fondation Rodolphe Mérieux becomes the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux

2005

Cambodia

Inauguration of the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in the University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh

2005

Mali

Inauguration of the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease and the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Bamako

2003

Faculty of Pharmacy in Phnom Penh

Reconstruction of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

2003

Alain Mérieux

Alain Mérieux becomes President of the Mérieux Foundation

2001

Fondation Rodolphe Mérieux

Creation of the Fondation Rodolphe Mérieux

2000

ADVAC

Creation of ADVAC, an international advanced course in vaccinology

1999

Jean Mérieux-Inserm BSL-4 Laboratory

Creation of the Jean Mérieux-Inserm BSL-4 laboratory in Lyon (France)

1986

Cent Gardes

Creation of the Cent Gardes Symposium dedicated to HIV at Les Pensières Center for Global Health

1983

Bioforce development

Creation of Bioforce development, for training human health logisticians

1976

Granted public utility status

The Mérieux Foundation receives public utility status

1974

Vaccination campaign in Brazil

One hundred million Brazilians are vaccinated against meningitis in a huge vaccination campaign

1972

Association for the Promotion of Preventative Medicine

Creation of the Association for the Promotion of Preventative Medicine (known today as the Agence de Médecine Préventive, AMP)

1967

Mérieux Foundation

Creation of the Mérieux Foundation by Doctor Charles Mérieux, as a tribute to his father Marcel Mérieux

1897

Institut Mérieux

Marcel Mérieux, a student of Louis Pasteur, creates the Institut Mérieux, dedicated to the development and production of human and animal vaccines

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