ASTMH 2018

67th Annual Meeting

28 October – 1 November 2018
New Orleans, USA

  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director – presentation on fexinidazole in a symposium on sleeping sickness elimination
  • Colin Forsyth, Chagas Epidemiologist, Sergio Sosa Estani, Head of Chagas Clinical Programme, Eric Chatelain, Head of Drug Discovery Programme – symposium on screening and diagnosis of Chagas disease
  • Poster and oral presentations on sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas, onchocerciasis, and mycetoma

New hope for PKDL patients in Africa as clinical trial aims to make treatment safer and easier

Nairobi/Khartoum – 12 September 2018

Trial to take place in Sudan, which has the world’s highest rates of this highly stigmatizing disease
A clinical trial to find a better treatment for severe or chronic cases of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) in Africa has begun in Dooka, Sudan. The objective of this clinical trial, which is being conducted by the DNDand the Institute for Endemic Diseases at the University of Khartoum, is to shorten the length of hospitalization for PKDL, and deliver a treatment that is safer to use and easier to administer.

Keystone Conference 2018

21st Century Drug Discovery and Development for Global Health

17-20 October 2018
Berlin, Germany

  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director – presentation on the new therapies for sleeping sickness
  • Charles Mowbray, Discovery Director – presentation on new orally active treatments for leishmaniasis

DNDi announces new Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Former DNDi Medical Director Dr Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft takes over leadership of NTD programme

DNDi is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft as the new Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases. She will assume her new role as NTD Director and member of DNDi’s Executive Team as of 1 July 2018.

25th LEAP Platform Meeting

3-4 October 2018
Kampala, Uganda

  • DNDi – sessions on the LEAP Platform activities, policy, the AfriKADIA project, PKDL, and capacity strengthening