FIND and DNDi team up to support Malaysian MOH efforts to simplify and decentralize hepatitis C screening & treatment

Amsterdam/Geneva – 23 July 2018
Initiative in Malaysia to enhance country’s public health approach to hepatitis C
FIND and the DNDi will partner to generate evidence that will support policy change and scale up of hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. This work, announced at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam and ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2018, is being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with a view to overcoming barriers to diagnosis and treatment.

Forum Entwicklung

14 August 2018 
Frankfurt, Germany
Graeme Bilbe – discussion on medical care in developing countries

DNDi agreement with Colombia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to guarantee access to comprehensive care for Chagas patients

Bogotá, Colombia – 14 April 2018
Objective is to improve access to diagnosis and treatment of people affected by this disease
An agreement to facilitate and strengthen access to diagnosis and treatment of patients with Chagas and other diseases of public health interest has been signed by the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the non-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).

Drug approved in Argentina for treatment of Chagas disease in children

Buenos Aires, Argentina – 13 April 2018
Argentina has approved the paediatric indication of a drug used for treatment of Chagas disease, benznidazole, which will now be available in 12.5 mg pills, the dose required to treat children under the age of 2. The indication was approved by the Argentinian National Administration for Drugs, Food, and Medical Technologies (ANMAT).

Affordable Medicines Now

27-29 June 2018
Washington DC, USA
Rachel Cohen, Regional Executive Director – session on global struggles for affordable medicines

ISNTD 2018

25-26 June 2018 
London, UK
Ivan Scandale, Senior Project Manager, Discovery – presentation on the filarial research landscape
Eric StobbaertsInternational Development Director – presentation on access to Chagas treatments in Latin America

DIA Europe 2018

17-19 April 2018
Basel, Switzerland

Nathalie Strub-Wourgraft, DNDi Medical Director – Member of multi-stakeholder panel: “Towards access 2030: How can strengthening of regulatory systems contribute?”