Institut Pasteur de Tunis

The Institut Pasteur de Tunis is a public health institution under the authority of the Ministry of Health. The institute is commissioned to carry out epidemiological and clinical studies, biomedical investigations, as well as research activities pertaining to human and animal health. The Institut Pasteur de Tunis also produces vaccines and sera for the need of the country. Affiliated to the “Université de Tunis El Manar”, the institute contributes to higher education at both the national and regional levels.

The Institut Pasteur de Tunis is internationally well established and collaborates with several foreign scientific institutions. Since its creation, in 1893, the institute has focused its research activities on infectious diseases of viral, bac­terial and parasitological origin, including zoonotic and vector-borne diseases.

Research and training programs are mainly oriented towards national health priorities including rabies, viral hepatitis, measles, enteroviral infections, coronavirus, papillomavirus infections, leishmaniases, hydatidosis, tuberculosis, mycoplasmosis and bovine theileriosis. Other diseases, such as tick-borne Lyme disease, avian and veterinary microbial diseases as well as mosquito-borne viral infections (West Nile) and avian influenza are now part of the Institut Pasteur de Tunis’ scope. Other research areas include scorpion and snake envenoming, immune deficiencies, hemoglobinopathies and orphan genetic diseases.

Besides, like other members of the Network, the institute is also doing research on Covid-19 in the field of immunology, epidemiology, mathematical modelling, psycho-anthropology).

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