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Open Source Drug Discovery Project Founder Discusses Efforts To Develop New Treatments For Neglected Diseases

The Conversation: Expert Conversation: Using Open Source Drug Discovery To Help Treat Neglected Diseases “The Open Source Drug Discovery project, launched in 2008 by biophysicist Samir Brahmachari, aims to develop low-cost treatments for neglected diseases using an open-source approach. Brahmachari is founding director of India’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative…

WHO Moves Snakebite Envenoming To List Of 20 Priority Neglected Diseases

STAT: Snakebite finally makes a WHO list of top global health priorities “In a decision public health activists are calling both landmark and long overdue, the World Health Organization has placed snakebite envenoming on its list of top 20 priority neglected tropical diseases — giving it the highest possible ranking…

Global Community Celebrates Progress On Treating, Preventing NTDs, But Lack Of Political Will, Funding Threatens Efforts

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Ending neglected tropical diseases “Just five years after signing the London Declaration, WHO and its partners celebrated global successes in combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) this April. Releasing its report at the Global NTD summit in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO boasted the tremendous progress made in controlling…

Commonwealth Of Nations, DFID, Partners Have ‘Unique Opportunity To Elevate Profile Of NTD Elimination Efforts’

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The first “London Declaration”: The Commonwealth and its neglected tropical diseases Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Ashish Damania, scientific programmer at Baylor College of Medicine; Aparna Barua, manager of resource development & policy at Sabin Foundation Europe; and Jeffrey Stanaway,…

Devex Summarizes Key Takeaways From Recent NTD Meeting In Geneva

Devex: The Geneva Commitment on Neglected Tropical Diseases: Key takeaways “Last week, scientists, investors, executives of pharmaceutical companies, and public health workers came together in Geneva, Switzerland, for a multi-day summit on tackling neglected tropical diseases, which culminated in the signing of the Geneva Commitment for the next stage of…

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