We are all now acutely aware of how important it is to have access to testing and to be able to count on the quality of those test results to prevent the spread of epidemics. In low-income countries, this is essential not only for Covid-19 but for a whole array of infectious disease threats. Whether political, demographic, economic or even climatic in nature, all crises contribute to worsening the health and living conditions of vulnerable populations, creating an ideal breeding ground for epidemics.
Our US-based team collaborates closely with colleagues working on projects in 25 countries in West Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Whether we are delivering laboratories to fight the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teaching school children in Madagascar about hygiene and nutrition, providing micro credits for women living with HIV in Haiti to start a business, or building a health center for refugees in Lebanon, the driving force behind everything we do is to work with local partners to help those who are most exposed in very low income countries.
Our work builds off the century-long legacy of the Mérieux Family and the over 50 years’ experience of the Mérieux Foundation based in Lyon, France. In 2012, the Mérieux Foundation USA was founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. to engage American partners and donors in the Mérieux Foundation’s exceptional work to improve the health and quality of life of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
We are all now acutely aware of how important it is to have access to testing and to be able to count on the quality of those test results to prevent the spread of epidemics. In low-income countries, this is essential not only for Covid-19 but for…