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Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) creating change for clinical researchers

Dr Monique Wasunna, Head of DNDi Africa, and participants in the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training course, Nairobi, Kenya (September 2011) talk about LEAP and the impact of capacity building.
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DNDi launches its new Business Plan (2011-2018)
DNDi has updated its business plan to outline how the organization will make significant progress between now and 2018 toward accomplishing its mission to develop new treatments for patients suffering from the most neglected diseases.
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NECT: Currently implemented in 12 endemic countries and used to treat nearly 60% of stage 2 HAT patients 

Included in the WHO Essential Medicines List since 2009, NECT (Nifurtimox-Eflornithine Combination Therapy) is now available in 12 African countries that account for 99% of reported HAT cases, contributing to a dramatic decrease in use of the highly toxic, arsenic-based Melarsoprol.
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Science Magazine highlights DNDi activities in Chagas article

DNDi Head of Chagas discovery and pre-clinical development is interviewed about DNDis approach and projects to tackle Chagas disease.
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Agreement between DNDi and Mundo Sano in Argentina to expand access to drugs for NTDs in Latin America
This cooperation agreement aims to optimize DNDi and Mundo Sano’s resources and efforts to promote innovation and guarantee patient access to new NTD drugs.
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DNDi at major HAT conference

DNDi participated in the 31st International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) Conference in Bamako, Mali (12-16 September).
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Upcoming events

DNDi will participate in the 7th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH, 3-6 October) in Barcelona, Spain; the 6th European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership EDCTP Forum (EDCTP, 9-12 October) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and the World Health Summit (23-26 October) in Berlin, Germany.
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