Navigation Links
ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases,,

Malaria, Tuberculosisand leprosy, are the world’s most neglected diseases along with diseases such as kala azar(leishmaniasis),sleeping sickness( human African trypanosomiasis)and Chagas disease, that afflict the deeply impoverished in developing countries and account for 90% of the global disease burden however ironically, a mere 10% of global health research is devoted to these diseases.//
In a laudable initiative, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Nobel Prize winning Organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and four eminent public research institutes from around the world have joined forces to address the lack of research and development in drugs for neglected diseases.This Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative or DNDi, will work in close collaboration with WHO/TDR (Tropical Disease Research) program (1).
"Parasites don’t make headline news and they don’t make a profit, so despite TDR’s successes working with both the private and public sector, it has been difficult to find partners and increased investment for neglected diseases over the years," said Dr Carlos Morel, TDR (Tropical Disease Research) Director. "We are excited about collaborating with DNDi and hope that it will play a key role in raising awareness and investment and in speeding up the process of turning research into usable drugs for the most neglected diseases."

"Millions die each year from lack of effective, affordable drugs for curable tropical diseases," said Bernard Pecoul, Director of MSF’s Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines. In a press release from WHO it said that the world’s most neglected patients desperately need new, affordable, accessible and effective drugs, but their diseases do not represent a market profitable enough to attract Research and Development (R&D). Investment in drugs for neglected diseases is a mere trickle compared to the large amount invested in R&D for possible blockbuster drugs for diseases like cancer and hypertension, or lifestyle disorders such as impotence, obesity and baldness.

Some organizations from across the world are looking for solutions to ease the plight of the poor suffering from tropical diseases. DNDi’s six founding partners are primarily from the public sector and have already been working tirelessly in the field of public health and research. As DNDi, they will work with WHO/TDR, and use their existing capacity and global resources to address the needs of people suffering from neglected diseases by taking on drug development projects that others are unable or unwilling to pursue. DNDi, like WHO/TDR, will seek to strengthen existing R&D capacity in developing countries affected by the diseases.

Prof N.K. Ganguly, Director-General ICMR, an active member of DNDi’s Founding Partners group, explained, "India is an example of a country with both research and manufacturing capacity. Basically, products can be researched and manufactured in one developing country for use in another. Thus, it is crucial to collaborate across borders to ensure that those who need the drugs get them from those of us who can research and produce them."

DNDi has already initiated a successful worldwide call for research proposals and many scientists around the world are already researching new possibilities in drugs for neglected diseases. Theplan is that Over a 12 year period, DNDi will have a balanced project portfolio and six to seven projects registered for Chagas disease, sleeping sickness and kala - azar. The DNDi will be registered as a not-for-profit Organization in Geneva on 3 July 2003.

(1) UNDP/ World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Help teenagers eat healthy by giving nutritional information along with food.
2. Grapefruit juice could be taken along with medication: the nutrient-drug reaction uncovered!
3. Another ray of hope for Arthritis Sufferers
4. Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA
5. Endangered species may be successfully cloned in another animals womb
6. Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects
7. Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research
8. Radiotherapy helps in colon cancer
9. Allergies are related to mothers menses
10. Mothers with periodontitis may deliver premature babies
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Dr. ... New York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients ... procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ensuring meat ... new videos highlight the importance of correctly using a meat thermometer. The videos ... done extensive research on consumer food safety habits. Dr. Bruhn explains the variety ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ross Insurance Agency ... the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of flood zones, more people ... the Biggert-Waters Act was enacted to reflect the actual risk in flood zone ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... All-Star Insurance, a family managed agency that offers ... Texas, is announcing the launch of a new charity drive to benefit women in ... United States reveal that an estimated 252, 710 new cases of invasive or high ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... United Benefit Advisors ... Whipple & Company as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, ... risk while tailoring optimized benefit packages that strengthen the relationship between employer and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/12/2017)... 12, 2017 Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused ... Vice President of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin ... Preparedness for the Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by ... 14, 2017 from 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference ... Dr. Bedard will be joined by other leaders in ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... PALO ALTO, Calif. , June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... medical device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale ... updated the market on the progress of its commercial ... AeroForm is now available in more than one hundred ... country. AeroForm offers a needle-free alternative ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... Responding to Heath Ledger,s father,s recent call for ... Chris Cornell in May, the mental health watchdog group, ... psychiatric drug side effects search engine ... risks. The father of the late actor ... has called for tighter rules on prescription drugs. Speaking at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: