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 presentations on Chagas and onchocerciasis

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.

FIND and DNDi team up to support Malaysian MOH efforts to simplify and decentralize hepatitis C screening & treatment

Amsterdam/Geneva – 23 July 2018
Initiative in Malaysia to enhance country’s public health approach to hepatitis C
FIND and the DNDi will partner to generate evidence that will support policy change and scale up of hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. This work, announced at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam and ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2018, is being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with a view to overcoming barriers to diagnosis and treatment.