A standardized set of more than 80 compounds with known or predicted activity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been compiled by the Medicines for Malaria Venture in an effort to catalyze the discovery of drugs for the disease. The announcement comes amidst rapid shifts in the research around potential COVID-19 treatments. Just […] Continue reading ->
The combined impact of Covid-19 and malaria in regions where malaria is widespread “could be catastrophic,” warned David Reddy, CEO of Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), the Geneva-based product development partnership, just ahead of World Malaria Day, which is celebrated on Saturday, 25 April. His commment to Health Policy Watch,  came in the wake of […] Continue reading ->
[Medicines for Malaria Venture] EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million. The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica aims to develop new […] Continue reading ->
Funding to develop new drugs for some of the world’s leading infectious disease killers, such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, reached a record high of US $4 billion in 2018, with private sector investment driving much of the increase, according to the 2019 G-FINDER Report, which tracks such investments globally. However, investments in neglected tropical […] Continue reading ->
MMV CEO David Reddy talks about the steps MMV is taking to support a new generation of malaria research leadership, promote more gender-sensitive malaria treatment and fast-track innovation on new malaria combination therapies. This follows a string of MMV successes over the past two decades in fostering new paediatric malaria treatments, new combination therapies to […] Continue reading ->
Lyon, France – The global health community needs to scale-up collaborations with product development partnerships (PDPs) that could bring life-saving innovations for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis to market faster, said health experts at a side event ahead of the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference. There are some 55 “potentially transformative” […] Continue reading ->
Extending the reach of primary health care systems to provide malaria services to those in the most hard-to-reach places has become part and parcel to the global malaria response, and according to experts, is paving the way for the expansion of other essential health services – and moving the world closer towards realising universal health […] Continue reading ->
As leaders from across the globe met in Paris today to renew commitments against malaria on World Malaria Day, a Geneva-based group announced the scale-up of a project in rural Zambia that reduced severe malaria fatality by 96 percent. The innovative project administers life-saving drugs to children with malaria in rural communities, and provides immediate […] Continue reading ->