About the network

Our double aim is to build research capacity and improve the surveillance of diseases with a major impact on public health in low-income countries.

Created by the Mérieux Foundation in 2008, the GABRIEL network promotes international collaboration in the field of infectious diseases and supports local initiatives to address public health challenges.

Connecting a diverse group of laboratories

Our non-profit network brings together 22 research laboratories from academic, public, and private institutions located in low-income countries.

  • Epidemiological surveillance where risk is high
    Members of our network are active in areas that are exposed to infectious diseases, with a high risk  of epidemics due to emerging diseases. Their role is to provide overseeing epidemiological surveillance.
  • Forging strong ties with local professionals
    Our network establishes strong ties with clinicians and local health authorities. It supports national and international public health and research initiatives.
  • Targeting high-impact diseases
    The research activities of our members focus on high-impact public health concerns, such as respiratory infections, tuberculosis, and antimicrobial resistance.

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