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.

Realist 2017

October 24-26, 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Janice Lee, Project Manager Paediatric HIV/HCV, DNDi presented on the paediatric HIV RELIVING Study.

Daiichi Sankyo announces collaborative research on drugs for neglected diseases

[Tokyo, Japan – March 30, 2017]
Daiichi Sankyo announces collaborative research on drugs for neglected diseases
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, “Daiichi Sankyo”), announced that it has entered into a new joint research agreement with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (hereafter, “DNDi”) with regard to a new research program, the Hit-to-Lead Project, with the aim to develop drug treatments for two neglected tropical diseases, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Study confirms key therapeutic advance for children living with HIV and tuberculosis

[Seattle, USA – February 14, 2017]
Landmark study proves that “super-boosting” approach counters negative interaction between key HIV and TB drugs
The non-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has released results of a study in South Africa that will make it easier for healthcare workers to treat children living with HIV who are co-infected with tuberculosis.

IMTechCon 2017

October 4-6, 2017
Chandigarh, India
Graeme Bilbe, R&D Director, DNDi and Suman Rijal, Director of DNDi Regional Office India took part in the event.

ReAct

Action on Antibiotic Resistance (ReAct) Africa Annual Conference 2017

September 18-19, 2017
Machakos, Kenya
DNDi Africa’s Director, Monique Wasunna, gave a presentation on DNDi‘s various programme models.