DNDi agreement with Colombia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to guarantee access to comprehensive care for Chagas patients

Bogotá, Colombia – 14 April 2018
Objective is to improve access to diagnosis and treatment of people affected by this disease
An agreement to facilitate and strengthen access to diagnosis and treatment of patients with Chagas and other diseases of public health interest has been signed by the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the non-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).

New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97% cure rate

Paris – 12 April 2018
Results support a public health approach to hepatitis C
An affordable hepatitis C combination treatment including the new drug candidate ravidasvir has been shown to be safe and effective, with extremely high cure rates for patients, including hard-to-treat cases, according to interim results from the Phase II/III STORM-C-1 trial presented by the non-profit research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) at the International Liver Conference in Paris.

Takeda Pharmaceutical and DNDi collaborate to progress a potential new drug for visceral leishmaniasis through the R&D pipeline

Osaka, Japan and Geneva, Switzerland – 5 April 2018
Efforts funded by the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund for pre-clinical and phase I clinical studies
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and DNDtoday announced that they have signed an agreement to collaborate in conducting preclinical and phase I clinical studies on drug candidate compounds that had been discovered among the aminopyrazole compound class, aimed at developing an innovative drug for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis (VL).
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MSF Scientific Days 2018

24-25 May 2018
London, UK
Olawale Salami, Paediatric HIV Clinical Project Manager DNDi Africa – presentation of the LIVING study on treatment for paediatric HIV
Leishmaniasis Team, DNDi – presentation on PKDL in the Indian subcontinent
Jorge Alvar, Senior Leishmaniasis Advisor, DNDi – presentation on HIV-VL in East Africa

DNDi, GlaxoSmithKline, and University of Dundee to identify drug candidates to treat leishmaniasis and Chagas disease

Geneva / Brentford / Dundee – 27 March 2018
The not-for-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) will collaborate with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and the University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), in a bid to discover new pre-clinical drug candidates targeting two parasitic neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Compañías farmacéuticas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro colaboran para proporcionar un tratamiento para que la Hepatitis C sea accesible para pacientes de América Latina

Buenos Aires/Ginebra – Marzo de 2018
Una nueva colaboración entre compañías farmacéuticas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro permitirá producir y suministrar un nuevo régimen de tratamiento de la hepatitis C, a precios más accesibles para la población en América Latina. Se estima que 3,5 millones de personas viven con esta enfermedad viral en la región, y aproximadamente 325.000 en Argentina. El alto precio de los tratamientos constituye una de las muchas barreras para acceder a una atención adecuada.

Pharmaceutical companies and non-profits team up to provide affordable hepatitis C treatment in Latin America

Buenos Aires, Geneva – 5 March 2018
A new collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations will manufacture and supply a new, more affordable, hepatitis C treatment regimen in Latin America. An estimated 3.5 million people live with this viral disease in Latin America including around 325,000 in Argentina, with high treatment prices one of the many barriers to access for life-saving care.
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