Fondation Mérieux has signed a partnership with the Ministry of Health of China, for the improvement of multi-resistant tuberculosis diagnosis.
With its financial support and technical expertise, the Foundation reinforces capacities of TB research within local laboratories, which are located in the Zhe Jiang and Heilong Jiang region, in partnership with the Reference National Laboratory of the CDC in Beijing.
These laboratories are now equipped with culture and tuberculosis molecular diagnosis tools. They allow the identification of the resistance to the treatment. The trained staff are now able to understand the causes of the therapeutic failures and to support people who are infected.