Institut Pasteur de Dakar

The Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) is a non-profit foundation of public utility, dedicated to promoting public health and well-being in West Africa. Since its foundation in 1896 by Émile Marchoux, the IPD has been at the forefront of the fight against infectious diseases. The IPD became a Senegalese foundation in 2009, thanks the government of Senegal and the Institut Pasteur in Paris signature of its defined statutes.

At the IPD, the team work to inspire, educate and attract passionate and visionary scientists to develop meaningful and effective solutions to public health problems in Africa. The goal of the institute is to lead, influence and improve human health, every day, in a safe and sustainable manner.

Among its main missions, the IPD is responsible for:

  • Research.
  • Health protection and promotion.
  • Providing expertise in public health.
  • Education.
  • Provide high quality services ranging from clinical diagnosis, human vaccination and food safety testing.
  • Production of human vaccines.

For more information, visit the Institut Pasteur de Dakar official website.