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7 November 2017 | Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

Africa CDC Launches Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network

During the annual Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx), Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launched its plan to combat antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections. Africa CDC’s framework aligns with the WHO Global action plan on AMR.

9 October 2017 | Geneva (Switzerland)

By 2030, Reduce Cholera Deaths by 90%

On October 4th, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) launched "Ending Cholera, A Global Roadmap to 2030," an ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030. Every year, cholera affects 2.9 million people and kills an estimated 95,000. Urgent action is needed to protect communities, prevent transmission and control outbreaks.

27 September 2017 | Washington, D.C. (USA)

Alain Mérieux Op-Ed Featured in The Hill

“We have to start preparing for the next deadly epidemic” was published on the website of The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based newspaper focusing on policy, politics, and international relations.

19 July 2017 | Baltimore (USA)

Mérieux Foundation Becomes Global Virus Network’s Newest Center of Excellence

The Mérieux Foundation has been inducted as a Global Virus Network (GVN) Center for Excellence. Dr. Robert Gallo, Co-Founder and Scientific Director of the GVN, and Dr. Benoît Miribel, Director General of the Mérieux Foundation, announced the Mérieux Foundation as the newest GVN Center of Excellence. Dr. Miribel will serve as Director of the Mérieux Foundation’s GVN Center of Excellence.

8 June 2017 | Paris (France)

Infectious Disease Researchers in Ivory Coast Win the 2017 Christophe Mérieux Prize

The 2017 Christophe Mérieux prize has been awarded to Serge Eholié and Xavier Anglaret of the Centre de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Pathologies Associées* in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

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