6th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH)

[September 6-10, 2009]
Verona, Italy
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) held a joint workshop at the most important European congress on tropical medicine to discuss the following topic: “Unfinished business on the road to elimination: experiences, needs, and priorities in accessing patients and adequate health tools to treat Chagas disease and sleeping sickness”

XII International Symposium on Epidemiological Control of Diseases Transmitted by Vectors

[September 3-4, 2009]
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The two-day international symposium organized by Mundo Sano Foundation is the biggest scientific meeting on Dengue Fever, Chagas Disease and other neglected diseases in Argentina. Many members of the Argentinean government were present, together with researches and students from several Latin American countries, to discuss and present tools and strategies to fight the challenges related to neglected diseases.

Film and Debate in Amsterdam: global campaign “Wake Up. Time to Treat Chagas Disease!”

[September 2, 2009]
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) hosted an event to raise awareness for the need for research and development for better health tools and improved access for all Chagas’ patients. The event is part of the global campaign “Wake Up. Time to Treat Chagas Disease!” and brought a panel of experts covering the main aspects of Chagas’ diagnostics, medicines, field treatments etc., and a lively public discussion, chaired by Dr Pieter van Thiel, from the Amsterdam Medical Centre.


The Centenary of Chagas Disease Discovery International Symposium

[July 8-10, 2009]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A three-day international symposium organised by Fiocruz to celebrate the 100 years of Chagas disease discovery by Brazilian researcher, Carlos Chagas, gathered more than 750 international experts. Speakers from five South American countries – together with speakers from France, Canada and the US, including Institut Pasteur, MSF, and DNDi – covered many aspects of Chagas disease: its history, epidemiology, vector control, molecular biology, immunology, and clinical treatment. In parallel to this event, on July 09, DNDi and MSF launched the Chagas Campaign to raise awareness that more is needed to fight the disease: www.treatchagas.org

ECOSOC – United Nations Economic and Social Council Innovation Fair

[July 6-9, 2009]
Geneva, Switzerland
DNDi participated at ECOSOC’s Innovation Fair at the High-Level Segment meeting, which took place in Geneva. This meeting and all the “satellite” activities presented good opportunities to discuss research & development issues, especially in the neglected diseases sector. DNDi had a booth at ECOSOC’s Innovation Fair and made a presentation about the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP), which is active in capacity building (infrastructure and training) and in conducting clinical trials in Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia and in Uganda.

DNDi‘s Regulatory Workshop

[June 24, 2009]
Nairobi, Kenya
How to Strengthen Capacity in Africa for the Registration of New Drugs for Neglected Diseases? That was the topic discussed by more than 50 attendees at the workshop which was held during DNDi‘s 2nd Stakeholders’ and 3rd African Meetings, in Nairobi, Kenya.

DNDi’s 2nd Stakeholders’ Meeting & 3rd African Meeting

[ June 23, 2009 ]
Nairobi, Kenya
Like last year in New York, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) will bring together more than 150 scientists, researchers, academics and global health leaders from Africa,  Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America on June 23, 2009, to discuss how international research partnerships can best develop and deliver new lifesaving drugs for neglected diseases.

BIO 2009

[ May 18-21, 2009 ]
Atlanta, USA
DNDi and iOWH hoeld panel sessions at BIO 2009.

World Leish 4

[February 3-7, 2009]
Lucknow, India
Every 4 years, leishmaniasis experts gather together from around the world. During World Leish 4, DNDi held 2 symposia on “partnering along the path to deliver better treatments”.

3rd Annual Meeting of PASN – Tokyo

[ June 2008 ]

Tokyo, Japan
Leading researchers from research institutes in Asia, DNDi, and MMV met from 9th-11th June to share their vision to make Asia a major player in drug development for the neglected diseases, utilizing local natural resources. This meeting of PAN4ND was co-hosted by DNDi and the Kitasato Institute.

Stakeholder Meeting

[ June 26, 2008 ]
New York, USA
DNDi’s First Stakeholders’ meeting took place on 26th June in New York and brought together 150 scientists, researchers, academics, and global health leaders from 25 countries to discuss how international research partnerships can best develop and deliver new lifesaving  drugs for neglected diseases.

ASMQ Launch

[ April 2008 ]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz and DNDi launched ASMQ, the new fixed-dose combination of artesunate (AS) and mefloquine (MQ), now registered in Brazil. Developed and delivered by a worldwide collaboration of public partners, ASMQ will soon be available throughout Latin American and Southeast Asia.

10th Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) – Sudan

[ February 2008 ]
The 10th Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) meeting took place in Khartoum, Sudan. A solid clinical trial network is being built, thanks to the serious commitment of all members. Capacity building is still ongoing, with one site in Kenya to be built and another in Uganda to be strengthened. In May 2008, DNDi and its partners inaugurated a new treatment centre in Gondar, Ethiopia, with a 24 bed capacity.

DNDi Symposium on ACT: 56th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH 2007)

[ November 2007 ]
Philadelphia, USA
Sanofi-aventis and DNDi held a symposium on the implementation of a new artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) in African endemic countries. Over 120 attendees from NGOs, academia, and the pharmaceutical sector heard presentations by FACT project partners on ASAQ and ASMQ. In addition, DNDi also presented the ethical considerations of malaria field studies, and screening of natural products against infectious disease pathogens.

Scientific Symposium on Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL)

[ September 2007 ]
London, UK
DNDi and the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) organised a scientific symposium on visceral leishmaniasis (VL): “A step together in the right direction” at the centenary meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH), in London. More than 120 scientists attended the meeting.