Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Fondation Mérieux in Burkina Faso

In brief

  • Fondation Mérieux office : 1 Burkinabe employee

  • RESAOLAB network member since 2009

RESAOLAB program achievements

  • Construction of the Continuing Training Center and External Quality Control Unit in Ouagadougou within the General Directorate of Pharmacy, Drugs and Laboratories (2013)

  • Renovation and equipment of 4 other continuing training centers and laboratories in Bobo-Dioulasso (DRS), Ouahigouya (Lazaret Medical Center), Fada N’Gourma (Regional Hospital) and Ouagadougou (Faculty of Pharmacy)

RESAOLAB program actions

  • National RESAOLAB steering committee every year

  • Supervision of laboratories to assess performance and needs

  • Quality assessment process with public and private laboratories

  • Training for laboratory technicians and pharmacists from public and private health facilities (biosecurity and inventory management)

In response to the Ebola virus epidemic

  • Donation of kits for secure sample collection and transport

  • Training for laboratory personnel on biosafety and Ebola virus disease

Support to local initiatives

  • Support to the NGO Djantoli
    Djantoli aims to develop surveillance and of maternal and child health surveillance and care in Burkina Faso.

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