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Today on Capitol Hill: The Malaria Forum
Date:4/21/2009

ria and adapting medicines to meet patient needs. "Our mission is to bring together all of sanofi-aventis' expertise in order to provide patients in developing countries with access to medicines and vaccines for specific diseases, such as malaria. However, based on the knowledge that medicines alone cannot solve all problems we are also involved in education, information and prevention initiatives in these countries. We are deeply committed to our continued efforts in promoting better health for patients worldwide and to satisfy unmet healthcare needs."

Hellen Gelband, a malaria expert and member of the Board of Directors of DNDi North America, will discuss the impact and needs of patients with neglected diseases like malaria, with a focus on how the medicine, ASAQ (artesunate-amodiaquine)(1) was developed in partnership with sanofi-aventis. In addition, Ms. Gelband will discuss why various types of partners, from the public and private sectors, are critical in addressing the global health imbalance and how DNDi is utilizing a wide array of partnerships in its patient-driven drug development model, which is already delivering concrete benefits to patients in the form of two new malaria drugs in use in the field.

The Malaria Forum will take place on Tuesday, April 21 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM at 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. It is not open to the public.

(1) ASAQ is not approved in the U.S.

About sanofi-aventis

Sanofi-aventis is a leading global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions to help improve the lives of patients and their families. Sanofi-aventis is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). Sanofi-aventis U.S. is a U.S. affiliate of sanofi-aventis. For more information, visit '/>"/>

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