DNDi welcomes Dr Marie-Paule Kieny as new Chair of the Board of Directors with Prof. Marcel Tanner stepping down after ten successful years

[Geneva – 8 August 2017]

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced today the appointment of Dr Marie-Paule Kieny as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr Kieny, a former World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General, brings more than four decades of experience in public health and innovation to DNDi’s work in developing new treatments for neglected patients. Until July 2017, Dr Kieny led WHO’s Health Systems and Innovation cluster. During her career at WHO, she also led its Innovation, Information, Evidence and Research cluster, directed the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research and led the organization’s activities on Ebola and Zika research, as well as the preparation of an R&D Blueprint to accelerate global preparedness for future pandemics. Before joining WHO in 2001, Dr Kieny was Director of Research at the Institute of Virology, Institut national de la Santé et de la Recherche médicale in Paris (INSERM) and Assistant Scientific Director of French biopharmaceutical company Transgene SA.

Entasis Therapeutics et GARDP (Partenariat mondial sur la recherche-développement en matière d’antibiotiques) vont développer un nouveau traitement contre la gonorrhée résistante

[6 Juillet 2017 – Boston/Genève]
Premier accord de collaboration de GARDP, une organisation créée récemment, avec Entasis pour une stratégie de conservation et d’accès dans la lutte contre la gonorrhée résistante   
Le zoliflodacin, un antibiotique oral novateur de première classe et l’un des seuls traitements en développement qui s’attaque à la menace de plus en plus pressante que représente la gonorrhée résistante, va entrer dans la phase d’essais pivot grâce à un nouveau partenariat signé entre GARDP (Partenariat mondial sur la recherche-développement en matière d’antibiotiques), une organisation à but non lucratif, et Entasis Therapeutics. L’annonce a lieu alors que l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) publie aujourd’hui de nouvelles données alarmantes révélant que sur 77 pays interrogés à travers le monde, plus de 60% signalent une résistance au traitement de dernier recours pour la gonorrhée.
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Entasis Therapeutics und die Globale Partnerschaft für Antibiotika-Forschung & Entwicklung (GARDP) entwickeln ein neues Antibiotikum zur Behandlung multiresistenter Gonorrhoe

[6. Juli 2017 – Boston/Genf]
Erster Partnerschaftsvertrag der neu gegründeten GARDP mit Entasis umfasst eine Strategie für besseren Zugang und verantwortungsvollen Umgang im Kampf gegen arzneimittelresistente Gonorrhoe
Zoliflodacin, ein neuartiges orales „First-in-class“-Antibiotikum und eines der wenigen Medikamente in der Entwicklung gegen die rasant wachsende Bedrohung antibiotikaresistenter Gonorrhoe, erreicht die zulassungsrelevanten Studien – dank einer neuen Partnerschaft zwischen der gemeinnützigen Globalen Partnerschaft für Antibiotika-Forschung & Entwicklung (GARDP) und Entasis Therapeutics. Die Ankündigung erfolgt zu einem Zeitpunkt, da die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) neue alarmierende Daten veröffentlicht, die zeigen, dass 60% von 77 untersuchten Ländern weltweit von Resistenzen gegen die letzte Behandlung gegen Gonorrhoe berichten.
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Entasis Therapeutics e GARDP (Parceria Global para Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento em Antibióticos) desenvolvem novo tratamento para gonorreia multirresistente

[6 de julho de 2017 – Boston/Genebra]
Primeiro acordo de parceria da recém-criada GARDP com Entasis inclui estratégia de acesso e gestão para lidar com a gonorreia multirresistente  A zoliflodacina, um novo antibiótico oral, primeiro da classe e um dos únicos tratamentos em desenvolvimento para enfrentar a crescente ameaça da gonorreia multirresistente, entrará em ensaios decisivos graças a uma colaboração entre a Parceria Global para Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento em Antibióticos (GARDP, na sigla em inglês de Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership), e Entasis Therapeutics. O anúncio é feito no momento em que a Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) publica novos e alarmantes dadas, mostrando que entre 77 países pesquisados mais de 60% relatam a resistência ao tratamento de última linha contra a gonorreia.
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Entasis Therapeutics and the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) to develop a new treatment for drug-resistant gonorrhea

[Boston, Geneva – 6 July 2017]
First partnering deal for newly-created GARDP with Entasis includes access and stewardship strategy to tackle drug-resistant gonorrhea

Zoliflodacin, a novel first-in-class oral antibiotic and one of the only treatments in development to address the rapidly-growing threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea will enter pivotal trials, thanks to a new partnership between the not-for-profit Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Entasis Therapeutics. The announcement comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) releases alarming new data today showing that of 77 countries surveyed across the world, more than 60% report resistance to the last-resort treatment for gonorrhea.
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GARDP at one: R&D programmes getting underway

GARDP has set up its team, scientific advisory committee, and R&D strategy. Three programmes are underway: neonatal sepsis, gonorrhoea, and an initiative to recover and connect the vital knowledge of scientists in antibiotic drug development. In recent weeks, both the G20 Health Ministers and outgoing WHO Director-General Margaret Chan have expressed support for GARDP and called for more R&D into drug-resistant infections.

2016 in Review

Our staff, partners, and stakeholders share their highlights from 2016.

 

Essential medicines for universal health coverage

by Wirtz VJ, Hogerzeil HV, Gray AL, Bigdeli M, de Joncheere CP, Ewen MA, Gyansa-Lutterodt M, Jing S, Luiza VL, Mbindyo RM, Möller H, Moucheraud C, Pécoul B, Rägo L, Rashidian A, Ross-Degnan D, Stephens PN, Teerawattananon Y, ’t Hoen EFM, Wagner AK, Yadav P,  Reich MR.

The Lancet, November 2016