The international activity of Pasteur Institut starts with the publication of the Microbiology Journal which was published from August 1925 to 1931. The journal provided publications of Soviet and international researchers. The journal played an important role in collaborating with other scientific and practical microbiological institutions abroad by presenting the achievements of Soviet microbiology to the USA and European countries. In addition, the publication of the Microbiology Journal abroad allowed the editorial board to receive in exchange European periodicals in microbiology and infections, as well as monographs. This, in turn, enabled the Institute's staff to be aware of the progress of international researchers.
In the 1960s, the Institute established collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The specialists of the Institute (G. Oblapenko, Yu. Rykushin, A. Samostrelsky) were directly involved in the WHO Smallpox Eradication Program. They have contributed greatly to the solution of this historic task by working in the disadvantaged regions of Asia and Africa.
Collaboration with WHO continues the following years for programs to control diarrhea, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, measles, rubella, HIV infection and AIDS.
At present the Institute continues its active collaboration with WHO: three members of the Institute are consultants/ experts at WHO; at the premises of the Institute there are two subnational laboratories approved by the WHO (for the diagnosis of poliomyelitis and for the diagnosis of measles and rubella). Since 2004, the Laboratory of Intestinal Infections has organized training courses under the aegis of WHO for the Global Monitoring of Food-borne Diseases (WHO GFN). The last course on Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety was organized for the Republics of Central Asia in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) from 23 to 27 November 2015.
Since 1993 the Institute is a full member of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP), associates 33 institutes present on the five continents in 26 countries around the world. The Institute is collaborating with the Institut Pasteur in Paris and other institutes of the Network on microbiological, epidemiological, virological and immunological problems, including within the framework of programs for the eradication and elimination of infections.
The Institute is a permanent participant of international programs with neighbouring countries - Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia. Now within the framework of the Barents HIV/AIDS Program of the Barents Euro Arctic Council (BEAC) and the Northern Dimension Partnership regions, the Institute is linked to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland (THL). Bilateral contracts and agreements established cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the National Institute for Health Development in Estonia.
The Institute is in contact and develops joint projects with European (France, Belgium, Spain), American (United States), Asian (Vietnam) and African (Republic of Guinea)countries, as well as with CIS states (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan).
I. Kubar is a senior Research Scientist, Director of Clinical Research Group. Since 1998 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP), a member of the Working Group on Education; since 2008 she has been a member of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) at UNESCO.
As ac part of the implementation of the Government Executive Order of the Russian Federation on scientific and technical cooperation between Russia and Guinea in 2015 at the premises of the Institute two postgraduate training courses have been organized ("Improvement of Epidemiological surveillance of measles in the Republic of Guinea in the context of the implementation of the WHO measles elimination program "and" Laboratory diagnosis of Typhoid Fever and other diarrhoea ", as well as a cycle of Post-graduate training at the Pasteur Institute of Guinea in Kindia, Republic of Guinea ("Epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis and prevention of viral hepatitis and HIV infections"), in 2016 three post-graduate training courses were delivered: Laboratory diagnosis of measles and other exanthematic infections", "Surveillance of agents of infectious diseases transmitted by food" and "Laboratory diagnosis of vital hepatitis".