Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Health

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a patient-needs driven, not-for-profit research and development (R&D) organization that develops safe, effective, and affordable medicines for neglected diseases that afflict millions of the world’s poorest people.

DNDi focuses on developing new treatments for the most neglected patients suffering from diseases such as sleeping sickness (or Human African Trypanosomiasis), leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, malaria, specific filarial diseases, and pediatric HIV. The initiative’s primary objective is to deliver 11 to 13 new treatments by 2018 and to establish a strong R&D portfolio for these diseases.