Searching for a Βetter Τreatment for Sleeping Sickness in a WHO-recognized film
13 May 2020



When there’s a pressing health need that could be addressed with new medication but insufficient economic incentive for for-profit pharmaceutical companies to research and develop those drugs, patients suffer.

DNDi, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, is a not-for-profit organization that supports research and development into new drugs based on patient needs. One project sought a practical, effective treatment for sleeping sickness, a disease for which DNDi says 8.5 million people are at medium to high risk of infection.

Learn more about how a new treatment was developed through DNDi’s Sleeping Sickness project, for which the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has provided support, in a video honored this week at the World Health Organization’s inaugural Health for All Film Festival.