New not-for-profit drug research organization born

[ Geneva – July 3rd, 2003 ]
A new not-for-profit drug research organization that will harness cutting-edge science to develop medicines for diseases afflicting the world’s poorest people was established today in Geneva. Prestigious health and research institutes from Brazil, France, India, Kenya and Malaysia joined Médecins Sans Frontières to launch the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). DNDi will work in close collaboration with the UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR) to achieve its goals.