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
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.
2. http://needtoknow.nas.edu/id/threats/global-killers/, Accessed on March 24 2020
3. https://www.who.int/malaria/publications/world-malaria-report-2019/en/, Accessed on March 24 2020
4. https://www.who.int/news-room/facts-in-pictures/detail/health-inequities-and-their-causes, Accessed on March 24 2020
5. https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/poliomyelitis, Accessed on March 24 2020