Christophe Mérieux Centre of Infectiology, Vientiane (Laos)
Following the Lao Health Minister's visit to France in 2005, Dr. Christophe Mérieux decided to provide aid to Laos in its fight against infectious diseases. With this in mind, the Fondation Mérieux financed the construction of the new Christophe Mérieux Centre of Infectiology of Laos, a training and applied research facility dedicated to national public health programs.
The Christophe Mérieux Centre of Infectiology of Laos (CICML) comprises the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory of Laos, a conference centre, and a library. It was officially inaugurated in January 2009, and it is now a part of the Laos public health institutions. The Fondation Mérieux provides the Centre with ongoing support to so that it may gain operational and financial autonomy through the establishment of partnerships of national and international dimension.