Partners and affiliations

The Network is a unique model of collaboration, representing an outstanding base to develop international scientific cooperation and global health.
Our partners are structures or networks that wish to contribute scientifically and/or financially to the Network’s activities, without becoming a Member or Corresponding Institution.

Current Partners

The Pasteur Network association maintains specific funding and collaboration agreements between the Network and international organisations.

There are also a number of established agreements and collaborations that were developed through the Institut Pasteur in Paris. The association’s partners and affiliations are described below

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Pasteur Network association has been affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "non-State actor in official relations" since 2016.

The renewal of Pasteur Network status as a "non-state actor in official relations" was approved by the WHO’s 150th Executive Board session, on January 19 to 24, 2022 for 3 years, following the 2019-2021 previous collaboration plan that was submitted in autumn 2018.

For further information about this partnership, visit the WHO dedicated web page.

Rotary District 1660

Rotary has been a partner of the Pasteur Network since 2012. As a donor, the Rotary Association has provided technical equipment to support the Network's members located in Africa and the Americas in connection with projects centered on Malaria and a new project on rabies in 2020.

For further information about this partner, visit the official Rotary District 1660 website.

Global Initiative on Sharing avian Influenza Data (GISAID)

Pasteur Network has been part of the GISAID initiative since 2019. GISAID is a Database Access Agreement (DAA) that issues licenses for the use of data and includes benefit sharing.

The database can be consulted at

African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) and its consortium partners have been awarded a Fleming Fund Grant for the Qualifying the Workforce for AMR Surveillance in Africa & Asia (QWArS) project. The consortium will focus on the provision of activities to improve the quality of laboratory bacteriology diagnostics for AMR through the development and delivery of training/mentorships addressing quality management systems and the path to ISO15189 and ISO17025 accreditation in human and animal health laboratories.

The ASLM entered into an agreement with Mott MacDonald, acting on behalf of the UK Secretary of State for Health Services, on 6, April 2020. The Pasteur Network is involved in this project supported by the Fleming Fund Grant Program.

For further information about this partner, visit the official ASLM website.

International Severe Acute Respiratory Infections Consortium (ISARIC)

ISARIC's main objective is to ensure that global clinical research on severe acute respiratory illness and other emerging infectious diseases can be conducted in a timely, efficient, targeted, and coordinated manner to maximize the information gained from studies and help save lives.

ISARIC is a multi-regional consortium of hospital-based clinical and laboratory networks. The aim is to conduct world-class pathogenesis and treatment research in the inter-pandemic influenza period and to provide a platform through which clinical studies can be rapidly undertaken in response to the emergence of an influenza pandemic or other novel infectious disease threat. The goal is to connect existing networks and expand others as seen fit to guarantee inclusion of vulnerable populations and coverage of key geographical areas where new threats might emerge.

For further information about this partner, visit the official ISARIC website.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC (USA)

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.

For further information about this partner, visit the official CDC website.

National Institutes of Health - NIH (USA)

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 United States. 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.

For further information about this partner, visit the official NIH website.

Department of Health and Human Services - DHHS (USA)

The "Support, Training and Capacity Improvement" program aims to improve surveillance networks for influenza viruses (particularly the avian influenza virus) in Africa and South-East Asia and to conduct epidemiological studies. To meet these objectives, the program provides tailored training to ensure that support is available to coordinate investigations in the event of outbreaks.

For further information about this partner, visit the official HHS website.

Additional partners

We are also fortunate to enjoy many long-standing partnerships with public research institutions, international organizations, foundations, associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Fleming Fund.