An exceptional location with a public health mission, inspiring new ideas

Part of the Mérieux Foundation, Les Pensières Center for Global Health was designed to promote dialogue and knowledge-sharing. Our center welcomes over 5,000 professionals from the health sector every year, from a range of countries and disciplines. They attend leading-edge conferences and training sessions aimed at advancing healthcare worldwide.

Les Pensières looks out upon nature and the world beyond, offering a unique working environment that is conducive to both reflection and discussion. It is open to all health organizations, associations and institutions that share our values.

Our assets and commitments

A center of expertise in public health

A catalyst for discussion and ideas

A quest for excellence in our services

Welcome to Les Pensières


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Our services

Just 40 minutes from Geneva international airport, Les Pensières Center for Global Health provides a unique setting, premium facilities and customized services to ensure your events are a resounding success.

Conference rooms

The center features 8 meeting rooms, catering to all types of requirements and group sizes, ranging from 2 to 180 people. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.


The center has 59 rooms decorated in a warm and elegant “family home” style. Additional rooms can be offered in our partner hotels, close to the center.


Our chef and his team provide varied menus year-round, all prepared on site using seasonal products. They are adapted to your specifications and include sit-down meals, buffets, cocktails and barbecues.

Other services

Thanks to our team of dedicated professionals, we can provide assistance with your events, from the design to the rollout phase. Our expertise and network of partners can assist you with all your requirements.

Key events

International Course on Antibiotics & Resistance (ICARE)

Institut Pasteur

OCV working group / Global Task Force For Cholera Control (GTFCC)

Mérieux Foundation

Europit 2018

10th International Global Virus Network Meeting: Eradication and Control of (Re-)Emerging Viruses

Mérieux Foundation


- November 20, 2018

Delighted to broadcast #TEDXCERN live on scientific #innovation. The Elephant in the Room. Nov 20th.

- November 12, 2018

Thanks to all for the fruitful exchanges, peer-to-peer discussions, opportunities for collaboration at Global Vacci…

- November 8, 2018

RT @MerieuxFdn: Mérieux Foundation & @unige_en are organizing a Global Vaccinology Training Workshop @LesPensieres: +40 participants from 1…

- November 7, 2018

RT @easturia: An active discussion on how to advance the global education on vaccines and how we train the new generation of vaccinologist…