The Total Foundation Steps Up Its Support for the Pasteur Institute, Creating the Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Chair
Following up an initial corporate funding agreement signed in 2005, the Total Foundation has renewed its commitment to the Pasteur Institute's work to combat infectious diseases by extending the support it has provided over the last five years. The new agreement, signed June 15, highlights the Total Foundation's and the Institut Pasteur shared dedication to continuing their partnership in the fight against infectious diseases. Over the next five years, the new €10-million funding package will be used to create a Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Chair for HIV/AIDS training and research, finance infectious disease research and support public health initiatives, notably against emerging and re-emerging diseases.
Creating the Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Chair to Combat HIV/AIDS
Creation of the Chair includes funding for training and research programs on how to protect against HIV. The Chair will be set up at the Integrative Biology of Emerging Diseases Center now under construction on the Institut Pasteur campus. The Total Foundation will endow the Chair with €800,000 each year.
Supporting infectious disease research programs
Helping to finance public health initiatives
The Institut Pasteur is lending the Total Foundation its scientific expertise in choosing and supporting such initiatives, which will receive €1 million in annual financial aid from the Total Foundation.
“Our partnership has grown in trust and in strength over the last five years, because we know one another better,” stresses Dr. Alice Dautry, President of Institut Pasteur. “The Total Foundation’s decision to step up its involvement with us provides much-needed encouragement for our researchers to continue their missions in the service of humanity and health.”
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