International partnerships

Given its global presence and in order to achieve its three missions of scientific research, public health activities and teaching and training, the Institut Pasteur cultivates a network of over a thousand partnerships worldwide. Among its partners are a diverse set of institutions, including research institutes, international organisations, private foundations, universities and other academic entities, bilateral and multilateral initiatives, NGOs and private sector groups.



Governmental organisations


The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs funds many of the Institut Pasteur’s international programmes and programmes that are carried out by members of the Institut Pasteur International Network. In particular, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs finances FSP programmes such as the FSP Meningitis project, and has previously funded an FSP project on antibiotic resistance. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also funds researcher exchange visits via the Hubert Curien Partnership and technical assistant positions within the International Network.

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The "Support, Training and Capacity Improvement" programme aims to improve monitoring networks for influenza viruses (particularly the avian influenza virus) in Africa and South-East Asia and to carry out epidemiological studies. To meet these objectives, this programme provides appropriate training to ensure that support is available for investigations in the event of an epidemic.

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The Ministry of Higher Education and Research provides different types of funding for research at the Institut Pasteur. In 2008, its contribution totalled €47.3 million.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an Operating Division within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NIH is the steward of biomedical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

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The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The  CDC collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC's Official Mission Statements/Organizational Charts  


Private Fondations

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The Total Foundation is a long-term partner of the Institut Pasteur and its international network against the health inequalities. Since 2005 the support of the Foundation has contributed to the development of a number of innovative research projects in Paris as well as programmes combining research and public health actions in countries where both the TTotal Group and the Institut Pasteur operates. The support from the Total Foundation aims at improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease in particular in children. In addition, it contributes to the training of healthcare professionals and to the reinforcement of local infrastructures.


Aware of the major impact of infectious encephalitis in terms of mortality and neurological consequences on the population in South-East Asia, the Fondation Mérieux, private foundation recognized of public utility, supports the "infectious Encephalitis in South East Asia or SEAe "along with several partners.

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Institut Pasteur researchers receive financial support from the Gates Foundation via calls for proposals for its “Grand Challenges Explorations” (GCE) initiative. The aim of this initiative is to support highly innovative research projects that can make a contribution to solving health problems in developing countries. The "Vaccine Discovery by Mapping Quasispecies Sequence Space" project by Marco Vignuzzi, from the five-year group on viral populations and pathogenesis, is one of the projects selected to receive funding as it responds to one of the foundation’s challenges (“Create new ways to protect against infectious diseases"). Out of over 3,000 proposals submitted, this project is the only one to have been selected from France and is one of only 10 to have been chosen from Europe.

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The Institut Pasteur signed an agreement with the Wellcome Trust on 14 November 2008, sealing a partnership to promote immunology research and research into infectious diseases, tropical diseases and neglected diseases in humans and animals. The Institut Pasteur and the Wellcome Trust have agreed on specific areas for collaboration and will have an annual meeting to review how the collaboration has progressed.



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