22 May 2017 | Bamako (Mali)
On April 5, 2017, the second phase of the LABOMEDCAMP project was officially launched at the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Diease.
28 April 2017 | Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
On April 27, the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory was inaugurated at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Cambodia. The Laboratory provides a new platform for advanced training and scientific research.
25 April 2017 | Vientiane (Laos)
On Monday, April 24, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) inaugurated the first Food Safety Laboratory in Vientiane. The 1,200 meter facility will serve as the reference center to monitor and control food quality throughout the country.
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.