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.


Government of Singapore - Singapore Economic Development Board

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

Other intergovernmental organizations:
WHO (Switzerland)

Action Network
  • Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Part of the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform -