June 6-8, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the meeting, DNDi recognized the work of Latin American partners for NTD research.
The Innovative Funding Mechanism Award
Ruta N Medellín, an organization based in Medellin, Colombia, which focuses on knowledge as a primary source for research and development, was awarded the Innovative Funding Mechanism Award for its funding of leishmaniasis.
The Partnership of the Year Award
The Partnership of the Year Award was presented to LOLA, a Latin American Lead Optimization Programme. The LOLA project uses an international collaborative approach, working with UNICAMP (University of Campinas) with partners in the USA (AbbVie) and Europe (LMPH, University of Antwerp, Belgium) to carry out early stage drug discovery and sets a precedent for all emerging neglected disease endemic countries.