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Mission

The Mérieux Foundation USA is a public charity dedicated to building capacity in developing countries to improve diagnostic capabilities for local healthcare, and for the surveillance, alert and response to infectious disease epidemics.

The foundation focuses on programs to strengthen national laboratory systems for surveillance and applied research, the backbone of effective global prevention and response to epidemics.

Launched in 2011, the Mérieux Foundation USA strategically engages American partners to broaden the global reach of the Mérieux Foundation model for action, which is based on close collaboration with health authorities and local stakeholders. Its programs are backed by over 50 years of experience in the field, with a longstanding footprint in traditionally Francophone countries of West Africa and Southeast Asia, combined with more recent engagements in neighboring non-Francophone countries in these regions and throughout the world.

The Mérieux Foundation USA advances its global mission through partnerships with U.S. government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, foundations, academic centers, and research institutions.

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