The Global Health Department develops an interdisciplinary approach to study Global Public Health issues. We have to consider health in its context: human, animal and environmental health which interplay with each other and form “One Health”.
The department is strongly involved in microbiological surveillance activities as the National References Centers and Who Collaborative Centers of OMS- CCOMS. Moreover, during epidemics abroad, several skilled teams in epidemiology and microbiology are prepared to intervene in collaboration with the Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU). It was the case during Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014-5, or during Plague epidemic in Madagascar in October 2017.
The Global Health department is involved in two of the three scientific priorities defined in the Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 of the Institut Pasteur : the emerging infectious diseases and the antimicrobial resistance. Researchers of the department study the interactions between pathogens – vectors – hosts, and their work is at the interface of immunology, genetics, epidemiology and microbiology.
These Projects are carried out in direct collaborations with worldwide institutions, such as the Institut Pasteur InternatIonal Network (eg Zika virus in Brazil, Plague in Madagascar, and Ebola in Guinea), allowing researchers to work in infected sites.
Finally, the department is very committed in teaching through Pasteur courses from Institut Pasteur and the International Courses of the RIIP , and it is also involved in the rollout of the Public Health Diploma from the School Pasteur Cnam.