Two New Malaria Treatments Available in 2006

[ Washington , DC – December  11, 2005 ]
First medicines developed by Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) will be easier to use and less expensive than current ACTs, but action is needed to make sure the treatments reach patients.

DNDi and Indian scientists collaborate in hunt for new drugs for neglected diseases

[ Delhi, India – October 4, 2005 ]
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a not-for-profit drug development initiative, is collaborating with the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) Lucknow to test their library of compounds for possible activity against parasites that cause deadly neglected diseases such as kala azar and sleeping sickness.

Boosting Innovation for Neglected Diseases

[ June 8, 2005 ]
Call to governments to provide significant and sustained support to bring essential new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics to people suffering and dying from neglected diseases.

CIPIH Report could change the lives of neglected patients

[ Geneva – April 5, 2006 ]
DNDi welcomes the final report of the WHO’s Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH). The report clearly states that it is imperative for governments to set global health priorities and promote innovation to develop and deliver much-needed medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics adapted to the needs of the sick and neglected in developing countries.
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DFID’s funding of DNDi in the news…

[Geneva –March 9, 2005 ]
UK government commits £6.5 million to DNDi’s research for new medicines for neglected diseases
RealHealthNews interview with Bernard Pecoul regarding DFID funding of DNDi.

DNDi Welcomes WHO’s Call to Halt Malaria Monotherapy

[ Geneva , Switzerland – January 20, 2005 ]
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) welcomes the warning issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop selling artemisinin as a monotherapy for malaria, and thus, to prevent the development of resistance to the drug.