Through their activities, the foundation encourages local players to take ownership of the infrastructure and programs that are established to increase the global effort to fight infectious disease.
With its network of laboratories, the foundation’s work is focused on diagnosis, an essential aspect of patient care and an indispensable tool for disease surveillance and control. Taking a global health approach, the foundation also works in the field to help the most vulnerable, with a strong emphasis on mothers and children.
Selected projects will receive financial support of up to 5000 euros.
Two annual sessions are organized to study the applications.
1. Objectives and activities related to and consistent with the Mérieux Foundation’s mission and focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases representing significant public health issues;
2. Projects taking a global approach to health, including physical, social and psychological aspects;
3. Projects based on a local need’s assessment in current eligible countries in Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania;
4. Projects proposing concrete solutions, beyond education and raising awareness;
5. Projects that are adapted to the population that is targeted and are long-term in nature;
6. Strong local involvement: links with local authorities, local associations and beneficiaries;
7. Projects implemented by local organizations;
8. Harmonization with existing initiatives in the concerned location;
9. Respect of ethical principles and gender equality in the implementation of the project.
Utilize This Offer
The Mérieux Foundation has launched its ‘Small Grant Program’ towards financing projects that aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
The projects including as beneficiaries mothers and children will be given priority.
Applicant organizations must:
a) be registered with the authorities of the country;
b) have the status of association under the law of 1901 or recognized as a public utility or equivalent status for foreign structures;
c) be nonprofit and independent management;
d) have an exclusive mission of public interest in connection with the Mérieux Foundation’s mandate: fight against the infectious diseases the affects the most vulnerable populations in developing countries, especially mothers and children.
Deadlines for submission of applications: AUGUST 1st and MARCH 1st every year.
For more information, plese visit https://www.fondation-merieux.org/en/what-we-do/improving-conditions-mot...