ICASA 2019

2-7 December 2019
Kigali, Rwanda

  • DNDi, MSF, and Sidaction – satellite symposium on paediatric HIV

Revolutionizing paediatric HIV treatment

29 November 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

  • This invitation-only event marks World AIDS Day and the end of DNDi’s multi-year Unitaid grant for the development and delivery of new paediatric HIV treatment formulations.

The French development agency AFD renews its support for the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) in researching and developing treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Paris, France – 18 October 2019
Bertrand Walckenaer, Deputy CEO of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and Dr Bernard Pécoul, Executive Director of DNDi, signed an agreement today for a project to support the research and development of treatments for neglected tropical diseases. Implementing a strategy to develop suitable, affordable, and safe treatments is a major international challenge; more than one billion people in 149 countries are affected by these diseases. This project is funded by a EUR 8 million grant.

L’Agence française de développement poursuit son soutien à Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) pour appuyer la recherche et le développement de traitements contre les maladies tropicales négligées

Paris, France – le 18 octobre 2019

Bertrand Walckenaer, Directeur délégué de l’Agence française de développement, a signé, ce jour, avec Dr. Bernard Pécoul, Directeur exécutif de DNDi, un projet d’appui à la recherche et au développement de traitements contre les maladies tropicales négligées. La mise en place d’une stratégie de développement de traitements adaptés, abordables et sûrs est un enjeu majeur à l’échelle internationale : plus d’un milliard de personnes réparties dans 149 pays sont touchées par ces maladies. Le projet est une subvention d’un montant de 8 millions d’euros.

3rd World Conference on Access to Medical Products

19-21 November 2019
New Delhi, India

  • Suman Rijal, Director of DNDi Regional Office – session on medical products for end game for HIV, TB, and malaria
  • Michelle Childs, Head of Policy Advocacy – session on antimicrobial resistance

PAGE 2019 Meeting

11-14 June 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

  • Posters on visceral leishmaniasis and paediatric HIV

R&D Portfolio Update February 2019: DNDi Paediatric HIV programme

As development continues for a “4-in-1” fixed-dose combination (abacavir/lamivudine/ lopinavir/ritonavir) for young children, interim results of the LIVING study for an optimized “2-in-1” lopinavir/ritonavir paediatric formulation were released. The study – which enrolled over 1,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa – showed that 83% of children were virologically suppressed at 48 weeks, compared to 55% at the beginning of the study.

Inaugural DNDi training for health & science journalists in Kampala

In early October, 18 journalists from 11 African countries converged in Kampala, Uganda for DNDi’s first-ever training on health and science journalism. The three-day training was conducted during a week of workshops and meetings related to the work of DNDi and its many partners, culminating in the 11th DNDi Partners’ Meeting on 4 October 2018.