DNDi Intellectual Property Workshop

[December 4, 2010]
New Delhi, India
In collaboration with partners from the Program on Global health and Technology Access of Duke University, DNDi organized a workshop on intellectual property and open innovation on 4th December 2010 in New Delhi, India. The workshop gathered around 50 participants including DNDi partners, representatives of Indian civil society and DNDi staff.

DNDi’s 3rd Partners’ Meeting in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

[December 3, 2010]
New Delhi, India
Like in 2009 in Nairobi, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) brought together more than 150 Indian and international health researchers, policy makers, experts from 22 countries on December 3rd, at the Constitutional Club in New Delhi for the 3rd International Partners meeting organized by DNDi in collaboration with Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), to stimulate greater regional research partnership to fight the most neglected diseases such as Kala-azar sleeping sickness, malaria and Chagas disease.

ASTMH 2010

[November 3-7, 2010]
Atlanta, USA
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) will participate in several activities at ASTMH 2010, including a joint symposium with Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) on Visheral Leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian Continent, a second symposium on VL in East Africa, a satellite symposium on Challenges and Successes of the FACT Project through Innovative Partnerships for the development of Artesunate Combination Therapies for Malaria, as well as several oral presentations.

ICOPA 2010 – Melbourne, Australia

[August 15-20, 2010]
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) participated in several activities at the XIIth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA) 2010: the organisation of two symposia, (Malaria and Drug Discovery), as well as a preview of the documentary “1$ for 1 life“.

“$1 for 1 life” documentary on ARTE

[April 23, 2010]
Malaria Day
ARTE channel broadcasted this documentary on malaria, neglected diseases, and DNDi (French and German versions). A documentary by the filmmaker Frédéric Laffont.

Capitol Hill Briefing – Congressional Malaria & NTD Caucus Briefing

[February 22, 2010]
Washington DC, USA
In the US, the Obama Administration releases its 2011 budget asking Congress to approve $155M for the treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a $90M increase over 2010. DNDi and MSF are calling for the inclusion of deadly NTDs, such as HAT, VL, and Chagas disease and to include R&D for urgently needed new tools including drugs to replace outdated, toxic, expensive, and ineffective ones. On February 22nd, DNDi, MSF, and RTI hold a briefing on Capitol Hill to inform policymakers of this deadly neglect and the opportunities to save the lives of neglected people suffering from these diseases.

Cohred & Nepad Meeting: Strengthening Pharmaceutical Innovation in Africa

[February 18-20, 2010]
Pretoria, South Africa
The meeting addressed the problems and challenges faced by African countries in their quest to increase access to medicines and research for innovative products, and to stimulate production of medicines in Africa. DNDi presented the background need for strengthened regulatory capacity in Africa in the Plenary session, and also held a Regulatory workshop. DNDi and the George Institute took advantage  of this meeting to launch their joint report: “Registering New Drugs: The African context”.