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Following 110 years of neglect, an official day for Chagas disease is declared

Geneva, Switzerland – 24 May 2019
The delegates at the World Health Assembly (WHA) have today approved the creation of a World Chagas Day. People affected by Chagas worldwide celebrate this important step in fighting for recognition of this neglected disease.
The International Federation of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS) today celebrates the creation of the World Day of People Affected by Chagas at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The role of needs-driven R&D to deliver urgently needed innovations of public health importance

DNDi and founders’ symposium

29-30 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

On the sidelines of the World Health Summit in Berlin, DNDi is convening a high-level policy discussion on the possibilities and opportunities created by 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.