Caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, infectious diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide, especially in low-income countries, in particular in young children.
1 death out of 8 in the world3 is caused by lower respiratory tract infections, diarrheal diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Every 2 minutes

a child dies of malaria4

Around 95%

of tuberculosis deaths occur in developing countries2

5 year-old children

and below are mainly affected by Polio5

As a health journey partner, we are developing sustainable solutions to fight against some infectious diseases.

Sanofi’s vaccine division brings a long and widely-recognized heritage in the groundbreaking discovery and development of vaccines that have saved millions of lives. 

We also have a long legacy in non-vaccine infectious disease therapies such as antibiotics and antimalarials.