Fondation Mérieux uses its expertise to reinforce the biology potential of emerging countries
Fondation Mérieux is organizing projects to improve local health infrastructures, particularly in the field of biology. Using a global approach to the problems of public health in developing countries, in addition to its already existing scientific activities.
Using a global approach to the problems of public health in developing countries, Fondation Mérieux carries out projects to improve local health infrastructures, particularly in the field of biology, in addition to its scientific activities. In order to contribute to the installation of a long-term health policy, Fondation Mérieux creates and equips, on behalf of developing countries, the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratories and assists them to modernize the existing local health systems.
Since 2007, the Foundation has developed a recognized expertise in constructing, opening and maintaining clinical biology infrastructures and passing them on to the local level.
These laboratories are transferred to the local health actors, accompanied by a simultaneous process of support to ensure a successful takeover.
The new Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratories that are designed in this way are integrated into the GABRIEL international scientific network, which aims to enable the sharing and transfer of expertise and knowledge that are essential to medical advances in infectiology.
From the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratories, Fondation Mérieux expands its activity in the surrounding region in order to strengthen local infrastructures. It trains staff and renovates and equips medical analysis laboratories in hospitals in areas that have significant health needs in order to give people access to good quality diagnosis and treatment.