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PDP Press Releases/ statements


 • 2 Aug 2018: IAVI and the Public Health Agency of Canada Enter into License Agreement for Technology to Enable Lassa Fever Vaccine Development


 • 12 Sep 2018: New hope for PKDL patients in Africa as clinical trial aims to make treatment safer and easier


  •  6 Aug 2018: Malaysia takes the lead on a public health approach to hepatitis C with new initiative to enhance diagnosis & treatment

  •  8 Aug 2018: genedrive partners with FIND to evaluate a molecular diagnostic kit for hepatitis C virus in decentralised settings

  •  10 Aug 2018: Transferring fingerprick blood sample to RDTs made easy

TB Alliance

  •  17 Aug 2018: TB Alliance Statement on WHO Rapid Communication Regarding MDR-TB Treatment

  •  28 Aug 2018: SimpliciTB Clinical Trial Launched with First Patients in Tbilisi, Georgia


      •  28 Aug 2018: Severe malaria case fatality reduced by 96% in pilot project in Zambia led by Transaid, MMV and partners


     •  20 Aug 2018: Lower price for nutrition assessment tool expands global access

PDP Funder Announcements


Funder Announcement Archives

     •     2014 PDP Funder Announcements

     •     2013 PDP Funder Announcements

New PDP Publications

•  Sep 7: IPM 2017 Annual Report. IPM

•  Sep 11: DNDi 2017 Annual Report. IPM

Other Reports/ Publications

•  Aug 2018: Rapid Communication: Key changes to treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB). WHO

Related Press Releases/ Announcements/ non-Peer Reviewed Articles

•  2 Sep: Britain loses medicines contracts as EU body anticipates Brexit. The Guardian

•  3 Sep: Can PPPs help ensure vaccine supplies for future global epidemics?. Devex

•  3 Sep: Global health R&D analysis reveals major gaps in critical tools and funding. WHO TDR

•  3 Sep: MMV: Zambia Pilot Project Reduces Malaria Mortality By 96 Percent. Health Policy Watch

•  4 Sep: Effective TB, HIV and Malaria Vaccines Missing from Drug Development Pipeline. Duke Global Health Institute

•  5 Sep: For the first time, researchers will release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa. STAT

•  5 Sep: New Confidential Text Shows Draft Deal On UN TB Declaration. IP Watch

•  5 Sep: When Will HIV Be Stopped With a Shot?. Plus

•  5 Sep: Tuberculosis: the curable disease on the rise, and how to tackle it. The Guardian

•  6 Sep: Opinion: Medicines shouldn't make people sicker — protecting people from poor-quality meds. Devex

•  6 Sep: Delamanid delay comes home. Science Speaks

•  6 Sep: Complete make-over in fight of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. MedicalXpress

•  7 Sep: Vaccines Against H.I.V., Malaria and Tuberculosis Unlikely, Study Says. New York Times

•  8 Sep: Better and safer treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Lancet Comment

•  11 Aug: Mutant mosquitoes: Can gene editing kill off malaria?. Telegraph

•  11 Sep: Shhh … UN Declaration On Tuberculosis Draft Text Out For Approval. IP Watch 

•  13 Aug: Malawi study boosts calls to roll out rotavirus vaccine in more countries. Telegraph

•  14 Aug: Eliminating malaria-spreading mosquitoes would have little impact on ecosystems. Healio

•  16 Aug: Q&A: How Gates' Strategic Investment Fund gets companies to take on global health. Devex

•  16 Aug: Ibalizumab Shows Promising Activity in Patients with Multidrug-Resistant HIV. Contagion Live

•  17 Aug: 5 experimental treatments introduced in latest DRC Ebola outbreak. Devex

•  17 Aug: The divisive issue stalling both NCD, TB negotiations. Devex

•  17 Aug: WHO recommends superior, injection-free regimen for drug-resistant TB. Science Speaks

•  17 Aug: MSF applauds the World Health Organization’s move to recommend improved tuberculosis treatment options. MSF

•  18 Aug: P. vivax antimalarial drug resistance likely overestimated, researchers say. Healio

•  20 Aug: Treatment revolution for patients with multi-drug resistant TB. The Telegraph

•  20 Aug: WHO, UNICEF, Pharma Meet On Supply Chains And Medicines Access. Health Policy Watch

•  20 Aug: Genetically modified mosquitoes may be best weapon for curbing disease transmission. The Conversation

•  21 Aug: Lower-risk malaria regions are breeding grounds for drug-resistant strains. MedicalXpress

•  21 Aug: Africa’s potential 'game changer' in the fight against malaria. BBC

•  22 Aug: Swapping daily pills for monthly shots could transform HIV treatment and prevention. Science

•  22 Aug: New ethical framework released for global health research. MedicalXpress 

•  22 Aug: Experimental Ebola treatments OK'd in DRC as cases top 100. CIDRAP

•  23 Aug: Negotiators On UN TB Resolution May Have A Deal. IP Watch

•  23 Aug: Chemists aim to develop a new class of antimalarials. STAT News

•  23 Aug: FDA adds 4 tropical diseases to priority review voucher. Healio

•  24 Aug: BREXIT and continued UK Participation in EU Funding for Research, Innovation and Higher Education. UK Research Office

•  24 Aug: Why places with less malaria produce more drug-resistant strains. Science

•  30 Aug: UN Tuberculosis Negotiations: What Is At Stake?. IP Watch

Articles/ Reports on PDP related issues (peer reviewed) 

HIV drug resistance in low-income and middle-income countries. R Hamers, et al, The Lancet HIV, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30173-5, Sep 4 2018.

Pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of an allometric miltefosine regimen for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in Eastern African children: an open-label, phase-II clinical trial. J Mbui, et al, Clinical Infectious Diseases, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy747, Sep 5 2018.

• Treatment correlates of successful outcomes in pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis. N Ahmad, The Lancet, DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31644-1, Sep 8 2018.

•  Advancing equitable global health research partnerships in Africa. Y Boum, et al, BMJ, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000868, Aug 23 2018.

Upcoming Meetings/  Webinars


September 17 - 21, 2018

Ninth EDCTP Forum

Lisbon, Portugal


September 26, 2018

UN High Level Meeting on TB

New York, NY