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PDP Press Releases/ statements


 • 10 Dec 2018: Six Distinguished Leaders in Global Health Join IAVI Board of Directors


 • 5 Feb 2019: Wellcome commits £10 million to DNDi to develop new generation of oral drugs to treat leishmaniasis

 • 7 Feb 2019: Professor Balram Bhargava joins the Board of Directors at DNDi

 • 29 Jan 2019: MMV and DNDi make 400 compounds available to stimulate research into new drugs for pandemic diseases

 • 30 Jan 2019: Fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness, approved in Democratic Republic of Congo


• 16 Jan 2019: CEPI backs expansion of FIND’s lassa fever response programme to support pandemic preparedness in Nigeria

• 31 Jan 2019: FIND and partners call for big data infrastructure to support future of personalised medicine


  •  12 Dec 2018: GARDP, Eisai and Takeda announce partnership in the search for new antibiotics


  •  15 Jan 2019: First clinical results of PlacMalVac project published


 • 25 Sep 2018: GSK candidate vaccine helps prevent active pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV negative adults in phase II study

TB Alliance

•  5 Feb 2019: Compound Studied in TB to be Evaluated in the Treatment of Leishmaniasis

•  18 Jan 2019: Played Red Dead Redemption 2? Here’s what you should know about TB

•  23 Jan 2019: Increased Commitment to Neglected Disease R&D, but TB Landscape Remains Largely Unchanged


 • 16 Jan 2019: Two positive phase III studies of tafenoquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria published in The New England Journal of Medicine

•  29 Jan 2019: MMV and DNDi make 400 compounds available to stimulate research into new drugs for pandemic diseases


  •  1 Jan 2019: Community-based HIV testing effective in reaching undiagnosed populations, PATH-led study finds

 •  15 Jan 2019: Vietnam-produced seasonal influenza vaccine licensed for production and use

PDP Funder Announcements


Wellcome Trust

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. DNDi

•  Sep 25: EVI 2017 Annual Report. EVI

Other Reports/ Publications

• Jan 23 2019: G:Finder 2018: Neglected Disease Research and Development: Reaching new heights. Policy Cures Research

• Jan 29 2019: Statement on agenda item 5.7—Medicines, vaccines and health products: Access to medicines and vaccines. GHTC

Related Press Releases/ Announcements/ non-Peer Reviewed Articles

•  1 Feb: Current R&D Causes High Prices In Drugs; New Model Needed To Make Drugs More Affordable, Speakers Say. IP Watch

•  1 Feb: WHO's Africa malaria vaccine trial: Research shows communication impact. Africa News

•  4 Feb: Opinion | India now a key player in neglected disease treatment. Live Mint

•  4 Feb: An atlas of HIV’s ‘escape routes’ could improve vaccine design. Fierce Biotech

•  4 Feb: New vaccine for malaria could be more effective. MedicalXpress

•  5 Feb: Combating malaria by modifying mosquitoes could save thousands of lives. It’s also risky. Washington Post

•  5 Feb: Research on chickenpox virus paves way for promising HIV vaccine. MedicalXpress

•  5 Feb: New Funding Partnership To Develop Innovative Drugs For Leishmaniasis. Health Policy Watch

•  5 Feb: WHO Benchmarking Tool Made “More Transparent” In Evaluating Regulatory Authorities. Health Policy Watch

•  6 Feb: Why can't pregnant women be vaccinated during epidemics?. Devex

•  6 Feb: Ebola's lost blood: row over samples flown out of Africa as 'big pharma' set to cash in. The Telegraph

•  6 Feb: Civil Society Request Fair Pricing For Medicines, Transparency, At WHO. Health Policy Watch

•  6 Feb: Letter urges Congressional action to stimulate antibiotic development. CIDRAP

•  7 Feb: The ‘Year Of UHC’ – Interview With Swiss Global Health Amb. Nora Kronig Romero. Health Policy Watch

•  7 Feb: Deadly drug-resistant TB a 'blinking red' global threat. AFP

•  7 Feb: IP Still At Heart Of Access To Medicines Discussions At WHO. IP Watch

•  8 Feb: Malaria vaccine implementation starts in March. Ghana Web

•  9 Jan: DFID needs to keep pushing on AIDS, says HIV-positive MP. Devex

•  9 Jan: Scientists say "mosquito birth control" drug could be ready in five years. Thomson Reuters Foundation

•  9 Jan: How China can reshape the mechanics of global healthcare innovation by taking on Tuberculosis. China Tech Blog

•  10 Jan: New single-dose Ebola drug treatment developed. Economic Times

•  10 Jan: Pregnancy-Associated Malaria Vaccine Passes First Human Trial. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

•  11 Feb: CEPI partners with IVI to accelerate development of vaccines against emerging global health threats. IVI

•  11 Feb: Stopping the World's Biggest Infectious Killer. Scientific American

•  12 Feb: New diagnostic test for malaria uses spit, not blood. The Conversation

•  16 Jan: We can end TB right now. Here's how. World Economic Forum

•  16 Jan: Bill Gates: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made. The Wall Street Journal

•  14 Feb: Kenyan children to get first malaria vaccine in the world next month. The Star (Kenya)

•  17 Jan: Vaccine researchers are preparing for Disease X. The Economist

•  16 Feb: Offline: AMR—the end of modern medicine?. The Lancet

•  17 Jan: Bill Gates says these technologies are helping to eradicate disease. Geek Wire

•  18 Jan: Special Report: Guide To This Week’s WHO Board Meeting – Budget, Medicines Access, Antimicrobial Resistance, NCDs, More. IP Watch

•  18 Jan: Fighting humanity’s three biggest infectious diseases. FT Health

•  20 Jan: Scientists Make Progress on Ebola Virus Treatment. Voice of America

•  21 Jan: Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats. CNN

•  22 Jan: Where are the Ebola diagnostics from last time?. Nature

•  22 Jan: How Japan is applying its knowledge and experience to ensure health and well-being for all. Newsweek

•  22 Jan: Innovation is vital for elimination of neglected diseases in South Asia. BMJ Editorial

•  22 Jan: UK joins global coalition searching for vaccines to keep the world safe from the spread of epidemics. CEPI

•  22 Jan: World Economic Forum press conference: CEPI - Building a Global Coalition to End Epidemics. WEF

•  23 Jan: Global health research money reaches 'record high. BBC News

•  23 Jan: Research body to fund humanitarian efforts. BBC News

•  23 Jan: UK funding on neglected diseases almost doubles in a year, as global health spending hits record high. The Telegraph

•  23 Jan: Top Global Health Policy Issues – What To Watch In 2019. Health Policy Watch

•  23 Jan: Tafenoquine – Milestone In Journey Towards Malaria Elimination. Health Policy Watch

•  23 Jan: Amazonian Quest For P Vivax Malaria Solutions. Health Policy Watch

•  23 Jan: New vaccine offers fresh take on malaria fight. Eureka Alert

•  23 Jan: As America leads, other nations step up to fund R&D to combat neglected disease threats. GHTC

•  23 Jan: Delivery innovation spreads vaccines’ benefits. Financial Times

•  23 Jan: Temperature-stable experimental tuberculosis vaccine enters clinical testing. MedicalXpress

•  23 Jan: New fellowship program will support the next generation of African scientific leaders. Eureka Alert

•  24 Jan: Discord looms over WHO board meeting. Devex

•  24 Jan: Mankind’s first tool to fight malaria also kills. WEF

•  24 Jan: Pharma firms to be incentivised to develop new superbug drugs. The Guardian

•  24 Jan: Antibiotic resistance plan to fight 'urgent' global threat. BBC

•  24 Jan: First-ever safe, effective vaccine against Lassa fever. The Guardian

•  24 Jan: WHO Director Tedros: Innovation, Digital Health A Major Pillar In WHO Transformation. IP Watch

•  24 Jan: How the partial government shutdown is affecting global health, R&D. GHTC

•  25 Jan: Bacteria and viruses are fighting back, but will big pharma save us?. The Guardian

•  26 Jan: WHO’s Access Roadmap And The Art Of Accommodation Of Pharma Interest. IP Watch

•  28 Jan: Up to 43 per cent of malaria costs due to fake drugs. SciDevNet

•  28 Jan: Investigational Ebola treatment proves adult-safe in early clinical trial. Homeland Preparedness News

•  29 Jan: WHO Holds Discussions On Roadmap For Improving Access To Medicines. IP Watch

•  29 Jan: Pandemic preparedness: who is being prepared for what, and by whom?. Institute of Development Studies

•  29 Jan: We need to end “parachute” research which sidelines the work of African scientists. Quartz Africa

•  29 Jan: MMV and DNDi make compounds available for research into new drugs for pandemic diseases. Eureka Alert

•  30 Jan: North-South research partnerships need to be equal. SciDevNet

•  30 Jan: DNA from single mosquito extracted for first time heralds 'breakthrough' in war on malaria. Daily Telegraph

•  30 Jan: Board Debates Medicines Access; WHO Asserts Mandate On IP, Trade Issues. IP Watch

•  31 Jan: WHO's controversial next steps to improve access to medicines. Devex

•  31 Jan: Revolutionary sleeping sickness drug approved for use in DRC. The Telegraph

•  31 Jan: We Need to Stop Drug-Resistant Malaria at Its Source, Right Now. Scientific American

Articles/ Reports on PDP related issues (peer reviewed) 

Priority use cases for antibody-detecting assays of recent malaria exposure as tools to achieve and sustain malaria elimination. B Greenhouse, et al, Jr, Gates Open Research, DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/gatesopenres.12897. Feb 12 2018.

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