Who we are

The Pasteur Network is a vast human and scientific community with more than 30 members in over 20 countries contributing together to global health.

The Pasteur Network is an alliance of over 30 institutes which plays a crucial role in tackling global health challenges through science, innovation and public health. Its distinctive strength lies in the diversity and extensive geographic reach, spanning 25 countries across 5 continents, fostering a dynamic community of knowledge and expertise. The Pasteur Network plays a pivotal role in advancing scientific understanding and applying this knowledge to real-world health issues, with more than 5,000 scientific papers published annually.

The Pasteur Network is recognized as a WHO non-state actor, and members of the network are frequently embedded into local Ministries of Health. The PN sustains a global infrastructure encompassing 50+ national and regional reference laboratories, which includes multiple Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories, and 17 WHO Collaborating Centers.

The Pasteur Network’s work is guided by four strategic pillars

  • Epidemic Preparedness and Intelligence with a focus on Climate sensitive diseases: Addressing emerging health challenges through surveillance and research, particularly on climate-sensitive diseases.
  • Research, Development and Innovation: Advancing scientific understanding and technological innovation in public health and biomedicine.
  • Knowledge Communities: Fostering multidisciplinary collaboration and global knowledge exchange and enhancing expertise to empower the next generation of scientific leaders.
  • Good Governance and Equity: Establishing governance structures and practices that are both effective and equitable, with a focus on financial fairness and sustainable operations.

To further understand the emerging strategy, please consult the Theory of Change by the Pasteur Network.


Pasteur Network members are structures, with or without legal entity status, which have been established by either the Institut Pasteur or other national organisations, these structures are united by the association.

The association, previously known as the Pasteur International Network, was created in 2011 under the French law of 1901, and to this day is the legal representation of the Network. It is also the available structure to help its members creating, implementing and coordinating research projects amongst them. The association also ensures the organisation of regional and inter-regional interactions.

The foundation contributes to the Pasteur Network’s development through capacity building and infrastructure-strengthening activities.

The association and the sheltered foundation complement and work in perfect synergy for the benefit of the members of the Pasteur Network.