Brigitte Dacosta is the Director of the Public Health Department at bioMérieux representing the company before various public health organizations (governmental and non-governmental), donors organizations and foundations. This also includes the procurement and supply chain management related to the above mentioned organizations. Scientific by training having a Master of Biochemistry with Microbiology specialty completed by a business degree, she has been working for bioMerieux for 5 years. She has taken up several positions outside bioMérieux including Manager for Europe in blood transfusion for Diagast Laboratoires and Manager for Europe, Latin America and Africa in cardiac vascular diseases for Stago. As a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for 50 years, bioMérieux’s mission is to improve public health worldwide through in vitro diagnostics. The role of the Public Health Department is to facilitate the access to diagnostics by participating to health care programs supported by funding organizations, international organizations or NGOs.