28 February 2017 | Antananarivo (Madagascar)
On January 4, 2017, the "Maison Bénédicte" (Bénédicte’s Home) was inaugurated in Antananarivo. Its name commemorates the life of Dr. Bénédicte Contamin, who served as the head of the Mérieux Foundation in Madagascar for almost a decade. The inauguration ceremony for the training and community center, which bears the name of the woman who initiated the first Mérieux Foundation mission to Madagascar in 2006, was attended by Alain Mérieux, the Mérieux Foundation’s President, and its Director General, Benoît Miribel.
21 February 2017 | Bamako (Mali)
Work is underway to create a biosecurity network covering the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger), designed to deliver an improved response to biological threats, and more efficiently combat epidemics and the emergence of new categories of crises.
16 February 2017 | Lomé (Togo)
Today in Togo, the Directorate of Pharmacy, Medicine and Laboratories, the Laboratory Directorate’s Center of External Quality Assessment and the Center for Continuous Training are being inaugurated as part of the Mérieux Foundation’s West African network of biomedical analysis laboratories (RESAOLAB).
25 January 2017 | Erbil (Iraq)
On December 7, 2016, the Pauline-Marie Jaricot Mother and Child center was opened in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. It provides comprehensive, quality medical care for the many displaced people in the region, bringing them diagnosis and targeted medical treatment.
21 January 2017 | Dakar (Senegal)
From January 18th to 20th, 2017, some seventy participants, including the leading figures in clinical biology of Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo gathered at the fourth International Steering Committee for RESAOLAB, the West African laboratory network of biomedical analysis laboratories, in Dakar in Senegal. There, they shared their results in fighting against epidemics and improving laboratory services across the West African region.