Our partners’ complementary resources, tools and programs ensure that the highest level of scientific research and diagnostic services are deployed in the communities that need it the most. The Mérieux Foundation USA’s partners include government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, foundations, academic centers, and research institutions.
The Mérieux Foundation USA has joined a consortium of organizations, led by Leidos, to implement the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) Scientific and Technical Engagement Partnership (STEP) Program. We plan to support the program with a team of scientific experts who will focus on capacity-building efforts in partner countries to improve biosurveillance and biorisk management. By helping to increase public health capacities in low- and middle-income countries, this projects aims to fulfill our organizational mission to better protect vulnerable populations from the risk of infectious disease outbreaks.
The Mérieux Foundation USA is working with DAI on a USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 Preparedness and Response project to support the strengthening of national One Health platforms, provide resource materials, and convene catalytic forums to support prevention, detection, and response of emerging diseases in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, and Laos.
Skoll Global Threats Fund
The Mérieux Foundation USA, Mérieux Foundation, PATH and the Senegalese Laboratory Directorate have created an open-source, automated mobile reporting system called I-Lab that is integrating the timely collection of data from 120 private and public Senegalese laboratories. This project is funded by the Skoll Global Threats Fund.
U.S. Department of Defense Critical Reagents Program
With our partners at Penn State University, the Mérieux Foundation USA performed comprehensive laboratory assessments at five World Health Organization Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN) partner laboratories across Africa, building the foundation to strengthen capacity through networking, technology, and best practices.
U.S. Department of State Biosecurity Engagement Program
Beginning at the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have partnered with the U.S. State Department to provide ambulances, body transport vehicles, and ruggedized motorcycles crucial to patient and specimen transport to ministries of health and response teams on the ground in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Mali.
American Society for Microbiology
ASM has committed funding to improve patient quality of care through strengthening clinical excellence of laboratories, training laboratory staff, and disseminating scientific knowledge for the Public Health Laboratory in Mandalay, Myanmar.