DNDi Clinical Trials for Paromomycin begin in Sudan

[ Geneva – November 22, 2004 ]
DNDi‘s first clinical trial site in Um El Kher, Sudan, is up and running. The first patient started treatment on 17 November 2004. Over the next 6 months, 150 patients are expected to join the trial LEAP 0104 at this site managed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and led by Dr Manica Balasegaram.

The gap is growing: More resources needed now for neglected diseases

[ Geneva – November 11, 2004 ]
Two important conferences convene this month that will decide the future of patients suffering from neglected diseases in the poorer countries of the world: The Ministerial Summit on Health Research, November 16-20 in Mexico City, and the Dutch Government / WHO “Priority Medicines for the Citizens of Europe and the World” meeting, 18 November in The Hague.

Malaria patients enter DNDi clinical trials

[ Geneva – July 2nd, 2004 ]
Millions of people in developing countries still die from diseases neglected by drug development research. A year after its launch, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) is starting clinical trials for two fixed-dose drug combinations against malaria, and counts another seven projects in the pipeline for sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.