DNDi welcomes Malaysia’s move to secure access to more affordable treatments for hepatitis C

[Kuala Lumpur, Geneva20 September 2017]
Malaysia has issued a “government use” licence enabling access to more affordable versions of an expensive and patented medicine to treat hepatitis C. This landmark decision should help the more than 400,000 people living with hepatitis C in Malaysia access sofosbuvir, and could have important repercussions in the global effort to secure access to expensive treatments for this viral disease.
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DNDi sambut baik usaha Malaysia untuk mendapatkan akses kepada kos rawatan lebih rendah untuk hepatitis C

[Kuala Lumpur, Geneva20 September 2017]
Malaysia telah mengeluarkan lesen “kegunaan kerajaan” yang membolehkan akses kepada ubat yang mahal dan berpaten pada harga yang lebih rendah untuk merawat hepatitis C. Keputusan penting ini pastinya akan membantu lebih daripada 400,000 orang penghidap hepatitis C di Malaysia mendapatkan ubat sofosbuvir dan akan memberi kesan yang signifikan dalam usaha global untuk mendapat akses kepada rawatan yang mahal bagi penyakit yang disebabkan virus ini.“Kerajaan Malaysia tidak dapat menyediakan akses kepada rejimen rawatan yang mampu dibayar oleh masyarakat umum kerana harga sofosbuvir yang sangat mahal di Malaysia,” kata YB Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Menteri Kesihatan Malaysia.
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More than EUR 56 million raised to fund initiative to fight antibiotic resistance

[Berlin – 4 September 2017]
Germany hosts pledging event for GARDP, a new initiative to develop new antibiotic treatments
Germany together with a number of countries and foundations today pledged EUR 56.5 million to help develop new treatments to fight against antibiotic resistance, during a fundraising event for the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), hosted in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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Gröhe: „Wichtiger Schritt im Kampf gegen Antibiotika-Resistenzen“

[Berlin – 4 September 2017]
Mehr als 56 Millionen Euro für die Erforschung und Entwicklung neuer Antibiotika zugesagt
Mit 56,5 Millionen Euro wollen die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und weitere internationale Geldgeber die Erforschung und Entwicklung neuer Antibiotika vorantreiben. Die Mittel wurden der Globalen Partnerschaft für Antibiotika-Forschung und Entwicklung – GARDP (Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership) – im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung auf Einladung von Bundesgesundheitsminister Hermann Gröhe und Georg Schütte, Staatssekretär im Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, in Berlin zugesagt.
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DNDi welcomes Dr Marie-Paule Kieny as new Chair of the Board of Directors with Prof. Marcel Tanner stepping down after ten successful years

[Geneva – 8 August 2017]
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced today the appointment of Dr Marie-Paule Kieny as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr Kieny, a former World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General, brings more than four decades of experience in public health and innovation to DNDi’s work in developing new treatments for neglected patients. Until July 2017, Dr Kieny led WHO’s Health Systems and Innovation cluster. During her career at WHO, she also led its Innovation, Information, Evidence and Research cluster, directed the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research and led the organization’s activities on Ebola and Zika research, as well as the preparation of an R&D Blueprint to accelerate global preparedness for future pandemics. Before joining WHO in 2001, Dr Kieny was Director of Research at the Institute of Virology, Institut national de la Santé et de la Recherche médicale in Paris (INSERM) and Assistant Scientific Director of French biopharmaceutical company Transgene SA.

Entasis Therapeutics et GARDP (Partenariat mondial sur la recherche-développement en matière d’antibiotiques) vont développer un nouveau traitement contre la gonorrhée résistante

[6 Juillet 2017 – Boston/Genève]
Premier accord de collaboration de GARDP, une organisation créée récemment, avec Entasis pour une stratégie de conservation et d’accès dans la lutte contre la gonorrhée résistante   
Le zoliflodacin, un antibiotique oral novateur de première classe et l’un des seuls traitements en développement qui s’attaque à la menace de plus en plus pressante que représente la gonorrhée résistante, va entrer dans la phase d’essais pivot grâce à un nouveau partenariat signé entre GARDP (Partenariat mondial sur la recherche-développement en matière d’antibiotiques), une organisation à but non lucratif, et Entasis Therapeutics. L’annonce a lieu alors que l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) publie aujourd’hui de nouvelles données alarmantes révélant que sur 77 pays interrogés à travers le monde, plus de 60% signalent une résistance au traitement de dernier recours pour la gonorrhée.
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Entasis Therapeutics und die Globale Partnerschaft für Antibiotika-Forschung & Entwicklung (GARDP) entwickeln ein neues Antibiotikum zur Behandlung multiresistenter Gonorrhoe

[6. Juli 2017 – Boston/Genf]
Erster Partnerschaftsvertrag der neu gegründeten GARDP mit Entasis umfasst eine Strategie für besseren Zugang und verantwortungsvollen Umgang im Kampf gegen arzneimittelresistente Gonorrhoe
Zoliflodacin, ein neuartiges orales „First-in-class“-Antibiotikum und eines der wenigen Medikamente in der Entwicklung gegen die rasant wachsende Bedrohung antibiotikaresistenter Gonorrhoe, erreicht die zulassungsrelevanten Studien – dank einer neuen Partnerschaft zwischen der gemeinnützigen Globalen Partnerschaft für Antibiotika-Forschung & Entwicklung (GARDP) und Entasis Therapeutics. Die Ankündigung erfolgt zu einem Zeitpunkt, da die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) neue alarmierende Daten veröffentlicht, die zeigen, dass 60% von 77 untersuchten Ländern weltweit von Resistenzen gegen die letzte Behandlung gegen Gonorrhoe berichten.
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Entasis Therapeutics e GARDP (Parceria Global para Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento em Antibióticos) desenvolvem novo tratamento para gonorreia multirresistente

[6 de julho de 2017 – Boston/Genebra]
Primeiro acordo de parceria da recém-criada GARDP com Entasis inclui estratégia de acesso e gestão para lidar com a gonorreia multirresistente  A zoliflodacina, um novo antibiótico oral, primeiro da classe e um dos únicos tratamentos em desenvolvimento para enfrentar a crescente ameaça da gonorreia multirresistente, entrará em ensaios decisivos graças a uma colaboração entre a Parceria Global para Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento em Antibióticos (GARDP, na sigla em inglês de Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership), e Entasis Therapeutics. O anúncio é feito no momento em que a Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) publica novos e alarmantes dadas, mostrando que entre 77 países pesquisados mais de 60% relatam a resistência ao tratamento de última linha contra a gonorreia.
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Entasis Therapeutics and the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) to develop a new treatment for drug-resistant gonorrhea

[Boston, Geneva – 6 July 2017]
First partnering deal for newly-created GARDP with Entasis includes access and stewardship strategy to tackle drug-resistant gonorrhea

Zoliflodacin, a novel first-in-class oral antibiotic and one of the only treatments in development to address the rapidly-growing threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea will enter pivotal trials, thanks to a new partnership between the not-for-profit Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Entasis Therapeutics. The announcement comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) releases alarming new data today showing that of 77 countries surveyed across the world, more than 60% report resistance to the last-resort treatment for gonorrhea.
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