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"Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases"
On 30 January 2012, a wide range of international actors, including development agencies, ministries of health of NTD-endemic countries, international health organizations, pharmaceutical companies, private donors, and DNDi met in London to join efforts in support of the World Health Organization’s Neglected Tropical Disease 2020 Roadmap. DNDi participated in this coordinated push to accelerate progress in a session dedicated to the need for Innovation and New Tools. Read more
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Filling R&D Gaps Key to Succeeding in NTD Control and Elimination Goals by 2020 
DNDi welcomed commitments from various partners to NTDs and emphasized the need to fill the major gaps in R&D in order to develop new treatments for neglected patients, with a focus on boosting innovation, innovative public and private partnerships, endemic-country involvement and leadership, and sustainable and diversified funding for R&D.
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London Declaration 

A joint ‘London Declaration’ was issued by all the partners: ‘We believe that, working together, we can meet our goals by 2020 and chart a new course toward health and sustainability among the world’s poorest communities to a stronger, healthier future.’
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Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Grants EUR 8 Million to DNDi

The BMBF has granted EUR 8 Million to DNDi to develop innovative treatments for neglected tropical diseases. The grant will be disbursed over the period of 2011 to 2015. Read more
New Commitments for Innovation
Eleven pharmaceutical companies committed to provide DNDi with access to compound libraries, including data and knowledge about the compounds, to find potential drug candidates for NTDs, thus strengthening DNDi’s ability to develop safe, effective, adapted, and affordable medicines for these diseases. A new agreement signed between DNDi and Abbott was announced.
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Media Coverage Worldwide

Media worldwide highlighted the various commitments as well as the plight of patients suffering from NTDs.
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DNDi's New Board and Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Members

DNDi welcomes Dr Els Torreele and Derrick Wong as new Board members, and Dr Nilanthi Renuka de Silva and Dr François Chappuis as new SAC members. Read more