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Pasteur Network


The Pasteur Network (PN) 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 of the Network, spanning 25 countries across 5 continents and fostering a dynamic community of knowledge and expertise.

The Pasteur Network is recognized as a WHO non-state actor, and members of the Network are frequently connected to local Ministries of Health. The PN encompasses a global infrastructure with 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; research, development, and innovation; knowledge communities; and good governance and equity.

In her own words

The Pasteur Network shares GloPID-R’s commitment to epidemic and pandemic preparedness. As a key player in global health, the Pasteur Network is devoted to tackling global health challenges by leveraging both scientific expertise and human resources. Through the collective efforts of our members, we aim to develop global solutions to combat the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases.

Rebecca F. Grais
Executive Director of the Pasteur Network

Our Work

Reinvigorate a global network of local and regional actors to foster collective action and resource / knowledge sharing on pressing health and scientific challenges to guide policy.


The Network is driven by a strong mission and vision, and fortified by shared values:

  • Equitable partnerships
  • Collective interest
  • Knowledge & resource sharing
  • Member autonomy


As a global alliance, via its strategic pillars, the Pasteur Network seeks to advance scientific understanding and apply this knowledge to real world health issues, influencing the global health agenda and policies

Addressing emerging health challenges through surveillance and research, particularly on climate-sensitive diseases by:


  • Building a broad, highly connected and responsive health surveillance network
  • Developing multi-disciplinary observatories monitoring the health impacts of climate change to anticipate public health challenges and influence public policy
  • Addressing drug-resistance evidence gaps and developing public health behaviour change programs in vulnerable regions
  • Activating a maternal, newborn and child health surveillance system on related health risk factors and collaborating with local stakeholders on better public health programs (e.g., malaria, nutrition, immunization).

Advancing scientific understanding and technological innovation in public health and biomedicine to:


  • Accelerate public health outcomes with breakthrough research and innovations on high-burden diseases
  • Develop a fund to enable clinical trials on the most promising high-burden diseases diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines
  • Build a shared infrastructure to increase accessibility and streamline key research tools and technology platforms across the Network.

Fostering multidisciplinary collaboration and global knowledge exchange and enhancing expertise to empower the next generation of scientific leaders:


  • Joint PhD and master’s programs to prepare scientific leaders across global south countries
  • Develop & empower the next generation of scientific leaders across the globe, focused on the world’s most pressing issues
  • Bring together thematically aligned researchers to transfer knowledge and advance scientific discovery and improve local public health practices.

Establishing governance structures and practices that are both effective and equitable, with a focus on financial fairness and sustainable operations by:


  • Implementing good governance changes to drive increased partnerships and equitable collaboration and elevate regional voices.
  • Developing the Network through re-envisioned financial mechanisms, sustainable and competitive economics, and equitable resource allocation.

Located in the heart of endemic areas, the Network has privileged access to a large number of pathogens that it monitors and studies on all five continents. This exceptional diversity makes the Pasteur Network a unique global actor in public health, science, innovation, and education, especially in the fight against climate-sensitive infectious diseases.

Pasteur Network members


Pasteur Network in figures

  • 4 regions: Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Euro-Mediterranean
  • 25 countries
  • More than 20,000 people
  • 17 WHO Collaborating Centers, more than 50 national reference centers

Around 5,000 scientific publications per year

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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.