ICASA 2017

December 4-9, 2017
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
DNDi participated at the event.

More than EUR 56 million raised to fund initiative to fight antibiotic resistance

[Berlin – 4 September 2017]
Germany hosts pledging event for GARDP, a new initiative to develop new antibiotic treatments
Germany together with a number of countries and foundations today pledged EUR 56.5 million to help develop new treatments to fight against antibiotic resistance, during a fundraising event for the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), hosted in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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Gröhe: „Wichtiger Schritt im Kampf gegen Antibiotika-Resistenzen“

[Berlin – 4 September 2017]
Mehr als 56 Millionen Euro für die Erforschung und Entwicklung neuer Antibiotika zugesagt
Mit 56,5 Millionen Euro wollen die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und weitere internationale Geldgeber die Erforschung und Entwicklung neuer Antibiotika vorantreiben. Die Mittel wurden der Globalen Partnerschaft für Antibiotika-Forschung und Entwicklung – GARDP (Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership) – im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung auf Einladung von Bundesgesundheitsminister Hermann Gröhe und Georg Schütte, Staatssekretär im Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, in Berlin zugesagt.
[English]

Child-friendly formulation of WHO-recommended HIV treatment now approved by the CDSCO

New Delhi, India – 6 June 2017
On 25 May, an expert committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), the Indian drug regulatory authority, finally permitted the child-friendly and heat-stable pellet formulation of the HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) to be registered. This has opened up crucial supplies from Cipla to the Indian National AIDS Control Programme (NACO), which had up to now been struggling to source quality assured paediatric formulations of the drug.