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PDP Press Releases/ statements


 • 1 Jul 2018: DNDi announces new Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases


  •  5 Jun 2018: Gearing up for the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB

  •  19 Jun 2018: New study $100 million shortfall in annual global investments in malaria research and development


     •  11 Jun 2018: IAVI Mourns the Passing of Dr. Adel A. F. Mahmoud, Vaccine Champion and Public Health Visionary

TB Alliance

  •  4 Jun 2018: TB Alliance Names Sandeep Juneja as Senior Vice President for Market Access

  •  5 Jun 2018: Statement on Civil Society Hearing on the UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis


      •  8 Jun 2018: Australia renews commitment to MMV and R&D for malaria

      •  11 Jun 2018: MMV deeply saddened by the loss of Prof. Ogobara Doumbo

      •  21 Jun 2018: Strides Shasun’s rectal artesunate product receives WHO prequalification


     •  19 Jun 2018: New report finds $100 million shortfall in annual global investments in malaria research and development

     •  20 Jun 2018: PATH and SD BIOSENSOR announce partnership to advance diagnostic test critical for malaria treatment and elimination


     •  22 May 2018: New PLOS Channel brings together science, R&D, policy, and public health research for the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) community

     •  22 May 2018: GARDP’s efforts for drug-resistant gonorrhoea treatment receive boost from UK government

PDP Funder Announcements



Funder Announcement Archives

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New PDP Publications

•  Jun 19 2018: Bridging the gaps in malaria R&D: An analysis of funding—from basic research and product development to research for implementation. PATH, MMV, DNDi, IVCC, WHO TDR

Other Reports/ Publications

•  Jul 2018: Roadmap for access 2019-2023. WHO

Related Press Releases/ Announcements/ non-Peer Reviewed Articles

•  1 Jun: Did science miss its best shot at an AIDS vaccine. Wired

•  1 Jun: Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible. AP

•  1 Jun: Enough people are taking the HIV-prevention drug to finally lower infection rates around the world. Quartz

•  1 Jun: Indo-Dutch collaboration for cost-effective vaccine delivery. Economic Times

•  2 Jul: Drugs used to treat the family pet could prevent spread of malaria. The Telegraph

•  3 Jul: Promising new tool to measure antibodies against malaria. Science Daily

•  4 Jul: As drug resistance grows, combining antibiotics could turn up new treatments. STAT

•  4 Jul: Thirty African scientists funded to conduct implementation research. TDR

•  5 Jul: Report finds responsive research, innovative technology, training critical to controlling DRC Ebola outbreak. Science Speaks

•  5 Jul: U.S. pushes back on global declaration for TB drugs, a move advocacy groups say will restrict access. STAT

•  5 Jul: GARDP, WHO, ICMR to collaborate for studying sepsis & AMR. BioSpectrum

•  5 Jul: Drug Development For Neglected Diseases Has Stagnated. Forbes

•  6 Jul: Research suggests new vaccine candidates for malaria. MedicalXpress

•  7 Jul: Novel HIV vaccine candidate is safe and induces immune response in healthy adults and monkeys. Science Daily

•  7 Jul: HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial. BBC

•  7 Jul: Call for global coalition against malaria. SciDevNet

•  8 Jun: Deal slashes drug price of 3 in 1 pill for people living with HIV. Devex

•  9 Jun: Health ministers adopt African Medicines Agency treaty. The Lancet

•  9 Jun: Lancet World Report – DR Congo: investigational research against Ebola virus. The Lancet

•  10 Jul: Ghana PPP pilots breakthrough insecticide to fight mosquito resistance. Devex

•  11 Jul: NIH researchers identify sequence leading to release of malaria parasites from red blood cells. NIH

•  12 Jun: Small children and pregnant women may be underdosed in current malaria regimen. Eureka Alert

•  12 Jun: Strengthening African Science. Project Syndicate

•  12 Jun: Ghana PPP pilots breakthrough insecticide to fight mosquito resistance. Devex

•  13 Jun: Gavi and the Global Fund: Collaborating for impact and efficiency. Aidspan

•  14 Jun: Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test. BBC

•  14 Jun: First new treatment for river blindness approved by U.S. FDA in 20 years. WHO TDR

•  18 Jun: SA at forefront of new revolution in TB treatment. IOL

•  18 Jun: MSF Challenges Gilead Hepatitis C Patent In China. IP Watch

•  19 Jun: As suspected Ebola cases probed, new treatment shows promise. CIDRAP

•  19 Jun: Blood signature could improve early TB diagnosis. Science Daily

•  19 Jun: Mind the gap—closing the gaps in malaria research and development. Lancet Global Health Blog

•  19 Jun: Combining different malaria vaccines could reduce cases by 91 per cent. Imperial College London

•  20 Jun: Implants for Delivery of Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Contagion Live

•  20 Jun: GSK takes billion-dollar drug fight with Gilead to top AIDS meeting. Reuters

•  20 Jun: Advocates hail South Africa bedaquiline recommendation, replacing toxic injection for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis. Science Speaks

•  21 Jun: The Case for ‘Pop-Up’ Vaccine Factories. Brink News

•  21 Jun: How "self-limiting" mosquitos can help eradicate malaria. Wired

•  21 Jun: First Multipurpose Gel Designed to Prevent HIV, HSV, and HPV Simultaneously in Women and Men Advances in Clinical Trials. Population Council

•  21 Jun: PATH partners with SD Biosensor for malaria treatment diagnostics. Fierce Biotech

•  21 Jun: HIV Vaccine to Begin Human Trials in 2019. The Advocate

•  22 Jun: Engineered mosquitoes backed by Bill and Melinda Gates to wipe out malaria. Newsweek

•  22 Jun: Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling the Gap in R&D Resources with Pull Incentives - in collaboration with Wellcome Trust. World Economic Forum

•  22 Jun: Antimicrobials & international law: Join the resistance!. PLOS Blogs

•  24 Jun: Gates launches not-for-profit biotech arm. Digital Journal

•  25 Jun: The Startups Waging War Against Superbugs. Bloomberg

•  25 Jun: Gates Foundation and USAID team up to bring design to health. Devex

•  26 Jun: World Economic Forum seeks 'pull' incentives for new antibiotics. CIDRAP

•  26 Jun: Pharma sector failing to tackle superbugs, says O’Neill. Financial Times

•  26 Jun: Global issues often seem a world away – but it is in Britain’s interest to tackle them. The Telegraph

•  27 Jun: WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth. UN News

•  27 Jun: WHO’s essential diagnostics list could change the way patients think of access to treatment. Scroll.in

•  28 Jun: UK aid-funded research booming but groups seek more local capacity. Devex

•  28 Jun: Why training pharmaceutical regulatory professionals is key to improving health in Africa. Devex

•  28 Jun: Scientists develop new malaria vaccine using parasite mapping technique. Vanguard

•  29 Jun: Pan African scientific body to finance research on new drugs.  African News

Articles/ Reports on PDP related issues (peer reviewed) 

•  Ethical responsibilities of health research funders to advance global health justice.  B Pratt, et al, Global Public Health, DOI: doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2018.1471148, May 4 2018.

• An assessment of false positive rates for malaria rapid diagnostic tests caused by non-Plasmodium infectious agents and immunological factors. M Gatton, et al., PLOS One, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197395, May 14, 2018.

Upcoming Meetings/  Webinars


July 23 - 17, 2018

AIDS 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands


September 17 - 21, 2018

Ninth EDCTP Forum

Lisbon, Portugal