Jan 26, 2014, 3:13 PM
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Pasteur Institute of France hails Iran anti-malaria efforts

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA – Director General of the Pasteur Institute of France Christian Bréchot has hailed Iran for its efforts to fight malaria.

Meeting with a visiting delegation from Iran’s Pasteur Institute, Bréchot voiced his willingness to visit Iran to become closely familiar with the achievements of the Iranian scientists in fighting malaria.

The Pasteur Institute is a French non-profit private foundation dedicated to the study of biology, micro-organisms, diseases, and vaccines. It is named after Louis Pasteur, who made some of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine at the time, including pasteurization and vaccines for anthrax bacillus and rabies virus. The institute was founded on June 4, 1887, and inaugurated on November 14, 1888.

The Iranian delegation is headed by Dr. Mostafa Qane’i Director of Iran’s Pasteur Institute.

During the meeting the two sides agreed to resume medical cooperation and establish a joint scientific council.