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.

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

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

R&D Portfolio Update March 2018: DNDi Sleeping sickness programme

Phase II/III study results confirmed that fexinidazole, DNDi’s first new chemical entity is safe and effective, and presents significant advantages over current treatment as it removes the need for lumbar puncture and systematic patient hospitalization. A regulatory dossier has been submitted to the European Medicines Agency for fexinidazole as the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness.

ECTMIH 2017

October 16-20, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium
DNDi presented on sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, mycetoma, and onchocerciasis.