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Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD)
Description/achievement of initiative

State-of-the-art biomedical research institute for tropical diseases. Objective is to develop novel compounds and find partners for clinical development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. No profit from poor people in developing countries, but potential for profitable operations in developed markets (re-financing the research costs). Initial focus on Dengue-fever and treatment-resistant tuberculosis.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Governments:
Government of Singapore - Singapore Economic Development Board

Major Groups:
Novartis (Switzerland)
Medecins sans Frontieres ()
various ()

Other intergovernmental organizations:
WHO (Switzerland)

Progress reports

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2012-04-03
Partners
Governments:
Government of Singapore - Singapore Economic Development Board

Major Groups:
Novartis (Switzerland)
Medecins sans Frontieres ()
various ()

Other intergovernmental organizations:
WHO (Switzerland)

Countries
Contact information
United Nations