Pasteur Institute of Iran: History and Services

Document Type: Original Article



Pasteur Institute of Iran, as one of the oldest leading research and public health centers in Iran and in the Middle East, was established in 1920 following an agreement between the Institute Pasteur of Paris and the Iranian government to improve the health status in Iran. This institute has played a great role in the prevention and control of infectious diseases in Iran and in the world during its approximate one hundred years of research background by conducting research studies associated with the control of infectious diseases, producing vaccines and biological products. This institute can be a useful model for the country and the region because of its brilliant records and its significant activities. This article reviews the Pasteur Institute of Iran services and research activities during its almost one hundred years of activity.