01 April 2020 | News
To develop new lifesaving drugs, vaccines and diagnostics
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Japan based Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund has announced a total of 3.29 billion yen (US$30 million) to invest in 11 partnerships to develop new lifesaving drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for malaria, tuberculosis, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and mycetoma. This includes five new projects and six that will receive continued funding.
The 5 new projects involve-
"Although we are in the midst of unprecedented COVID-19 crisis globally, GHIT works closely with our product development partners more than ever to conduct research and development for neglected patients. I believe that innovative technologies and approaches in partnership with Japanese and overseas entities will advance science steadily and contribute to the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for neglected patients," said Ms. Catherine Kaseri Ohura, the CEO of GHIT.