Established in 1967 by Docteur Charles Mérieux, Fondation Mérieux is a an independent family foundation, awarded official charitable status.
Established in 1967, Fondation Mérieux is an independent family foundation. Recognised as a state-approved charity, it fights the infectious diseases that affect developing countries.
It is currently present in a dozen countries and offers a specific model based on a long history of expertise in clinical biology and a comprehensive approach to public health issues.
Its mission is to contribute to global health by strengthening local capacities of developing countries to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations.
Its action is based around four main priorities:
Since its creation, the Foundation gives priority to the opening and partnership initiating and leading a major international scientific network. It plays a catalysing role in both local and international initiatives acting invariably under the same objective of improving public health.
With the support of Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux, equally a family foundation, it develops a network of biological laboratories in the field dedicated to research and training in the heart of infectious areas.