Driving Medical Innovation

We continue to highlight where research & development is needed to address urgent health needs in places where MSF works and to analyse and promote new models of innovation that benefit those most in need. 

16. May 2013

A decade of medical innovation for neglected patients

In just 10 years the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has delivered six new treatments for four neglected diseases. On DNDi's anniversary, MSF reflects on its role in founding the initiative, DNDi's successes, and what challenges await DNDi in the future.  » READ MORE


Innovation: The Issues

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Learn how the current model of R&D is failing patients in the developing world and MSF's work to support alternative models.

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Featured multimedia

Fatal Neglect: The Global Health Revolution's Forgotten Patients
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), VII Photo, and UNION HZ present FATAL NEGLECT, a six-part film project, that tells the stories of millions of patients left behind by the global health revolution...

Tags: R&D, alternative R&D mechanisms, neglected diseases, Chagas, drug-resistant TB, tuberculosis, kala azar, sleeping sickness, global health funding

MSF & Medical Innovation

Niger 2009 © Olivier Asselin

Find out more about how MSF has piloted innovative ways to increase our capacity for rapid response in the often challenging situations where we operate.

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Driving Medical Innovation Facts

In 2003, WHO noted that less than 1% of new drugs addressed diseases that primarily afflict the poor and for which new treatments would have the greatest effect on world healthcare

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