Fight against sleeping sickness
December 15, 2020
Sanofi renews partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) for 5 extra years, thereby consolidating a 20-year collaboration to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and eliminate sleeping sickness before 2030! https://www.sanofi.com/en/media-room/press-releases/2020/2020-12-15-07-00-00
Among its recent activities, Synergy Pharm is proud of its participation in the project for the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness — a disease caused by the Trypanosoma brucei gambiense parasite and transmitted to humans by the tsetse fly. Fexinidazole is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) — an international, non-profit, independent research organization — and Sanofi. A short film by the DNDi tells the story of doctors in the Democratic Republic of Congo and their role in developing this revolutionary treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk31iucWYdE. This short film has won the “Grand Prix” at the first-ever WHO “Health For All Film Festival”.
January 30, 2021 is World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day: Our congratulations to Sanofi for the inclusion of Fexinidazole Winthrop° (fexinidazole) in the “Honours List” of the 2020 Prescrire Awards!