Biden Cancer Initiative’s blog features AAI

April 2019 – Africa’s cancer crisis parallels what the USA faced in the 1950s — when cancer invariably meant death. But unlike the past, we now have the tools and technologies to rewrite the cancer narrative. Through collaborative, multi-sector efforts such as AAI, we can reverse cancer mortality patterns on the African continent and bring hope to patients.

Read the full article here.

New Publication – WIPO Re:Search: Catalyzing Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Tropical Disease Drug Discovery and Development

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March 2019 – WIPO Re:Search is an innovative and impactful public-private partnership model that promotes cross-sector intellectual property sharing and R&D to accelerate tropical disease drug discovery and development. Importantly, WIPO Re:Search also drives progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through case studies, the article illustrates how WIPO Re:Search empowers high-quality tropical disease drug discovery researchers from academic/non-profit organizations and small companies (including scientists in low- and middle-income countries) to leapfrog their R&D programs by accessing pharmaceutical industry resources that may not otherwise be available to them.

Read the full article here.

Publication—WIPO Re:Search – A Platform for Product-Centered Cross-Sector Partnerships for the Elimination of Schistosomiasis

January 2019 – Schistosomiasis affects 200+ million people around the world with 700+ million people at risk of contracting the disease. Don’t miss our new publication in The Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease highlighting the important role WIPO Re:Search and cross-sector partnerships play in eliminating this disease.

Read the full article here.

Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health to Launch Pilot Cancer Drug Access Program with BVGH

(September 2018) Under the auspices of AAI, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health and BVGH will launch a pilot drug access program to combat the growing cancer burden in Nigeria. Plans were finalized at a cancer stakeholder meeting in Abuja.

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health will be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to pharmaceutical companies to kick-start the program.

Learn more here or read full press release.