28 September 2020 | Goma (DRC)
Training at the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory in Goma, a key player in the fight against COVID-19 in the DRC
From September 8 to 15, the team at the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) in Goma, and staff from the INRB in Kinshasa, received training on diagnostic testing, including COVID-19, from Mérieux Foundation experts.
17 July 2020 | West Africa
The West African Network of Biomedical Analysis Laboratories (RESAOLAB), of which the third phase was launched end 2019, has set up a special Covid-19 unit to reinforce the diagnostic capacities of its member countries and to prevent the spread of the virus, with the support of the Agence française de développement (AFD) and the Mérieux Foundation.
4 March 2020 | Lyon (France)
COVID-19: The Mérieux Foundation deploys diagnostic and research expertise to strengthen partner laboratories on the front line of the outbreak
The Mérieux Foundation is working to strengthen novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) detection and infection control capability among its partner laboratory networks. The Foundation’s support focuses on two interventions: strengthening diagnostic capacity by quickly deploying a molecular test to detect SARS-CoV-2, and assessing the risk of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals in order to better understand hospital-based prevention and infection control measures. The work is being carried out in partnership with Prof. Philippe Vanhems from Hospices Civils de Lyon and Prof. Jianwei Wang from the Christophe Mérieux Laboratory in Beijing.
22 January 2020 | Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
The Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti launches its first National Health Research Policy
Aware of the importance of research as an essential tool for improving people’s health, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population - MSPP) today launched its very first National Health Research Policy. This ceremony was attended by the local and international partners involved, in order to present the key points, strategies and implementation of this reference document.
9 January 2020 | Antananarivo (Madagascar)
The Malagasy Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational training and the Mérieux Foundation sign an agreement to promote good health practices in schools
Her Excellency, Marie Thérèse Volahaingo, Minister of the Malagasy Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, and Luciana Rakotoarisoa, Manager of the Mérieux Foundation in Madagascar, have signed a partnership agreement for the distribution of health education kits throughout the country’s schools.