ASTMH 2009

[November 18-22, 2009]
Washington DC, USA
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) participated in several sessions of the ASTMH 2009 , including a joint symposium with sanofi-aventis on pharmacovigilance of new anti-malarials in the field, a satelllite symposium on ASMQ, the anti-malarial Fixed-Dose Combination of Artesunate-Mefloquine, as well as several oral presentations and posters.

Chagas Disease: Break the Silence – Time to Treat

[October 1, 2009]
Santa Monica, California, USA
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hosted a panel discussion moderated by Univision’s Julio Cesar Ortiz on Chagas disease, a largely ignored infectious disease that kills thousands every year in Latin America. Since its discovery 100 years ago, very little has been done for the millions of people infected with Chagas, including an estimated 300,000 in the US.

International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) Meeting

[September 21-25, 2009]
Kampala, Uganda
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and World Health Organisation (WHO) held a joint symposium on “Progress Made and Challenges Ahead in Clinical Research and Development of New Treatments for Human African Trypanosomiasis” followed by a Public Event organized by DNDi, the HAT Platform, along with NECT partners to celebrate the availability of the NECT treatment (improved treatment for sleeping sickness).

6th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH)

[September 6-10, 2009]
Verona, Italy
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) held a joint workshop at the most important European congress on tropical medicine to discuss the following topic: “Unfinished business on the road to elimination: experiences, needs, and priorities in accessing patients and adequate health tools to treat Chagas disease and sleeping sickness”

XII International Symposium on Epidemiological Control of Diseases Transmitted by Vectors

[September 3-4, 2009]
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The two-day international symposium organized by Mundo Sano Foundation is the biggest scientific meeting on Dengue Fever, Chagas Disease and other neglected diseases in Argentina. Many members of the Argentinean government were present, together with researches and students from several Latin American countries, to discuss and present tools and strategies to fight the challenges related to neglected diseases.

Film and Debate in Amsterdam: global campaign “Wake Up. Time to Treat Chagas Disease!”

[September 2, 2009]
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) hosted an event to raise awareness for the need for research and development for better health tools and improved access for all Chagas’ patients. The event is part of the global campaign “Wake Up. Time to Treat Chagas Disease!” and brought a panel of experts covering the main aspects of Chagas’ diagnostics, medicines, field treatments etc., and a lively public discussion, chaired by Dr Pieter van Thiel, from the Amsterdam Medical Centre.


The Centenary of Chagas Disease Discovery International Symposium

[July 8-10, 2009]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A three-day international symposium organised by Fiocruz to celebrate the 100 years of Chagas disease discovery by Brazilian researcher, Carlos Chagas, gathered more than 750 international experts. Speakers from five South American countries – together with speakers from France, Canada and the US, including Institut Pasteur, MSF, and DNDi – covered many aspects of Chagas disease: its history, epidemiology, vector control, molecular biology, immunology, and clinical treatment. In parallel to this event, on July 09, DNDi and MSF launched the Chagas Campaign to raise awareness that more is needed to fight the disease:

ECOSOC – United Nations Economic and Social Council Innovation Fair

[July 6-9, 2009]
Geneva, Switzerland
DNDi participated at ECOSOC’s Innovation Fair at the High-Level Segment meeting, which took place in Geneva. This meeting and all the “satellite” activities presented good opportunities to discuss research & development issues, especially in the neglected diseases sector. DNDi had a booth at ECOSOC’s Innovation Fair and made a presentation about the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP), which is active in capacity building (infrastructure and training) and in conducting clinical trials in Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia and in Uganda.

DNDi‘s Regulatory Workshop

[June 24, 2009]
Nairobi, Kenya
How to Strengthen Capacity in Africa for the Registration of New Drugs for Neglected Diseases? That was the topic discussed by more than 50 attendees at the workshop which was held during DNDi‘s 2nd Stakeholders’ and 3rd African Meetings, in Nairobi, Kenya.

DNDi’s 2nd Stakeholders’ Meeting & 3rd African Meeting

[ June 23, 2009 ]
Nairobi, Kenya
Like last year in New York, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) will bring together more than 150 scientists, researchers, academics and global health leaders from Africa,  Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America on June 23, 2009, to discuss how international research partnerships can best develop and deliver new lifesaving drugs for neglected diseases.

BIO 2009

[ May 18-21, 2009 ]
Atlanta, USA
DNDi and iOWH hoeld panel sessions at BIO 2009.

World Leish 4

[February 3-7, 2009]
Lucknow, India
Every 4 years, leishmaniasis experts gather together from around the world. During World Leish 4, DNDi held 2 symposia on “partnering along the path to deliver better treatments”.