PAHEF Announces $1.2+ Million Grant From Sanofi Pasteur
Funds to be used for surveillance of meningococcal disease in
Sanofi pasteur — based in
Sanofi pasteur’s commitment to preventing meningococcal disease in
“This partnership represents a unique opportunity to improve our knowledge of this disease in the
The specific objectives of the research program funded by sanofi pasteur in Latin American and the
Mr. Kadunc notes, “In a study published in a recent issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health, data from 19 Latin American and four
The research program will allow for the creation of a database, including meningococcal cases over the entire region with both epidemiological and also laboratory data. The database will facilitate the capture of a representative collection of isolates causing disease in the region. Panels of representative biological material are one of the most important tools in the development and application of new vaccines and represent a fundamental aid in decision-making for public-health interventions.
The Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization working to build public health expertise to be able to innovatively lead development of healthier generations of people in the Americas by partnering with the private sector; major public health research, policy, and development groups; and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), an international public health agency that also acts as the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO). As an independent organization, PAHEF supports the Pan American Health Organization’s vision of health for all.
To learn more about the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, please visit our website at www.pahef.org.
SOURCE Pan American Health and Education Foundation