Chagas Disease in the Americas: Improving Access and Tools for Patient Diagnosis and Treatment

[October 2, 2009]
Los Angeles, USA



On October 2, 2009, in Los Angeles, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), and the UCLA Program in Global Health convened a one-day symposium on Chagas disease, bringing together clinical researchers, drug developers, health professionals, policymakers, donors and activists.

Chagas Disease - Break the Silence

Conference participants agreed that there are urgent needs to scale up diagnosis and treatments of the disease and increase research and development (R&D) for better medical tools.

puce Read the Call to Action summarizing the outcomes of the event.
puce Download the Agenda for the event.

In 2009, on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Chagas disease, MSF and DNDi are working on several fronts to raise awareness about this neglected disease, to increase access to care for patients, and to address the urgent need for new treatments.

Venue: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Faculty Center, California Room,
480 Charles Young Drive East, Los Angeles, 90095

puce Read about the event on the MSF website