ICASA 2019

2-7 December 2019
Kigali, Rwanda

  • DNDi, MSF, and Sidaction – satellite symposium “From guidelines to reality: Accelerating access to optimal treatment for children with HIV

Revolutionizing paediatric HIV treatment

29 November 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

  • This invitation-only event marks World AIDS Day and the end of DNDi’s multi-year Unitaid grant for the development and delivery of new paediatric HIV treatment formulations.

ASTMH 2019

68th Annual Meeting

20-24 November 2019
National Harbor, USA

  • Symposium on tools to accelerate elimination of onchocerciasis
  • Presentations on onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis, clinical trials, and Chagas disease.

3rd World Conference on Access to Medical Products

19-21 November 2019
New Delhi, India

  • Suman Rijal, Director of DNDi Regional Office – session on medical products for end game for HIV, TB, and malaria
  • Michelle Childs, Head of Policy Advocacy – session on antimicrobial resistance

Reaching the Last Mile Forum

19 November 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • Dr Victor Kande, Principal Investigator in DNDi’s clinical trials for fexinidazole to treat sleeping sickness in the DRC from 2012-2017 – finalist for the REACH award in the Game-Changing Innovator category

DNDi and founders’ symposium

Best science for the most neglected: How can needs-driven R&D advance universal health coverage?

29-30 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

  • On the sidelines of the World Health Summit in Berlin, DNDi organized a high-level policy discussion on the possibilities and opportunities created by alternative models and innovative approaches to public-interest R&D to deliver urgently needed innovations of public health importance, and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.

World Health Summit 2019

27-29 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director – workshops on sustainable elimination of NTDs and on co-creation and co-ownership of the UHC and SDG agendas
  • Monique Wasunna, Director of the DNDi Africa Regional Office – workshop on co-creation and co-ownership of the UHC and SDG agendas

35th ISCTRC Conference

23-27 September 2019
Abuja, Nigeria

  • Olaf Valverde, T.b. Rhodesiense HAT Leader – presentation on the challenges of active case detection for sleeping sickness elimination
  • Junior Mudji, Investigator – presentation on the evolution of the nutritional status of children enrolled in a fexinidazole study
  • Jose Dinanga, Laboratory Coordinator – presentation on strengthening diagnostic documentation procedures


16-20 September 2019
Liverpool, UK

  • DND– one symposium on cutaneous leishmaniasis and one on mycetoma
  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director – panel discussion on the future of research and development, satellite symposium on sleeping sickness

Free public event on the sidelines of ECTMIH 2019

Better than boiling oil or amputation? Stories behind the treatment needs of two of the world’s most neglected tropical diseases, cutaneous leishmaniasis and mycetoma

16 September 2019
Liverpool, UK

  • Join us on the sidelines of the 2019 European Congress for Tropical Medicine and International Health for the engaging stories of Pip Stewart, a British adventurer who contracted CL on a record-breaking paddling trip in the Amazon, and two researchers working on the first-ever clinical trial for a fungal mycetoma treatment, Dr Borna Nyaoke, a physician and clinical researcher from DNDi based in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dr Sahar Bakhiet, a microbiologist at the Mycetoma Research Centre in Khartoum, Sudan who works with communities affected by mycetoma.