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Major Project launched to Support India and Bangladesh's National Control Programmes in Implementing New Treatments to Boost Kala-Azar Elimination Strategies
A comprehensive four-year project including over 10,000 patients in clinical and pharmacovigilance studies for diagnosis and treatment of visceral leishmaniasis (also known as kala-azar) in India and Bangladesh was announced today by DNDi, OWH, and TDR.
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Interview with consortium partners on the project:
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Opinion: DNDi collaborates closely with neglected disease-endemic countries - Interview with Carlos Morel
Carlos Morel, Director of the Centre for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, gives his perspective on DNDi's specificities as an organization embedded in neglected disease-endemic countries.
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Event: DNDi at the 7th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH, 3-6 October 2011) in Barcelona, Spain 

At this major European conference, DNDi organized symposia on kinetoplastid diseases and VL-HIV co-infection. Bernard Pécoul spoke in plenary session (video accessible here) on 'The Science of Elimination'.
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Event: DNDi Partners' Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2 December 2011 - in collaboration with Fiocruz
Nearly a decade after the foundations for DNDi were set forth at a remarkable meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 2002, DNDi hosts its partners' meeting next month to review progress and evaluate the main challenges in access to new tools, together with its regional partners. This year's theme is 'Moving Innovation to Access for Neglected Patients'.
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Publication: Current state and future challenges of the DNDi R&D model published in Future medicinal chemistry

This article highlights how DNDi, in a move from project-based R&D activities to a process-oriented platform, remodelled its discovery activities to address R&D challenges in a more efficient manner.
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