Fondation Merieux [to 18 February 2017]
Mission: Contribute to global health by strengthening local capacities of developing countries to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations.
17 February 2017, Bamako (Mali)
From a Mobile Laboratory in Mali to a G5 Sahel Biosecurity Network
Plans are being made to create a biosecurity network covering the entire G5 Sahel area (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger), designed to deliver an improved response to biological threats, and more efficiently combat epidemics and the emergence of new categories of crises.
Financially backed by the GIZ (German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation), the G5 Sahel project is mainly delivered on the ground by Fondation Mérieux and the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich, as part of the German Partnership Programme for Excellence in Biological and Health Security from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project is setting out to create a network of mobile laboratories in the G5 Sahel countries…