The main international projects

The Institut Pasteur develops and coordinates major international projects and consortia to answer the challenges of international public health. This research, closely linked to the countries’ health needs, is a commitment in the fight against infectious diseases of poverty (AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria), the major causes of pediatric mortality and morbidity and chronic diseases induced by infectious agents (cancer).




The MediLabSecure project aims at consolidating a network of laboratories on emerging viruses that are pathogens for humans and/or animals, in 19 non-EU countries from around the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions.


The ECOMORE project deals with economic development and impact of environmental modifications on human health in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Specific objectives of this project are to:
> Decipher the major ecological mechanisms responsible for emergence of infectious diseases
> Assess the actual risk for local population health
> Release appropriate recommendations for implementing public health interventions
> Provide validated methodological tools
> Contribute to enhance national & regional collaborations



Projet Bacterial Infections and Antibiotic Resistant diseases among young children in low income countries

The main objective is to assess the incidence as well as the medical and economic consequences of severe childhood and neonatal infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. The investigation will include both healthcare associated, as well as community acquired infections.




The SouthEast Asia encephalitis project: a new inter-organizational and multi-disciplinary initiative

The project aims in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated to infectious encephalitis in Southeast Asian countries by improving diagnosis and medical care for vulnerable patients.

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RIIP flu
Severe Influenza in Africa and Asia
The objective of this project is to investigate the factors associated with the severity of influenza in developing countries.



EpiSouth Plus
Network for the Control of Public Health Threats in the Mediterranean Region and South East Europe
This project aims to increase health security in the Mediterranean Area and Balkans by enhancing and srengthening the countries' preparedness to common health threats.

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Building and strengthening core capacities for Influenza Preparedness and Response in Support of International Health Regulations (IHR 2005)

Epidemic influenza: a major issue in terms of global health
The main goal of our project is to strengthen the monitoring networks of influenza virus in Africa and Southeast Asia, particularly in terms of bird flu, and epidemiological studies.

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The Institut Pasteur Leishmania Network
LeishRIIP provides a platform to coordinate efforts in Leishmania research across member institutions of the Institut Pasteur International Network. It includes 9 institutes and a total of 16 laboratories.

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Strengthening transdisciplinary research on Infectious and Emerging Diseases in French Guiana: linking fieldwork, benchside and bendside
This transdisciplinary research consortium was launched in 2011 for a 3-year duration. It aims to improve medical research capabilities in French Guiana. 
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Updated on 06/11/2015

2014 Report of the Institut Pasteur International Network