The World Health Organization has designated these diseases ‘neglected’ to illustrate how little money is spent on them.
At Medicines Development for Global Health, we focus on these diseases because we know it is important for them to be prevented and treated, and one day even eliminated.
When a neglected disease is eliminated, the benefits are abundant. It relieves physical pain, disability and stigmatisation; it boosts productivity, economies and school attendance; and it increases opportunities for women and children who are disproportionately affected by these diseases.
But the truth is that developing new medicines is expensive.
But it is still expensive to give the gift of a new medicine. It costs us (USD):
to run one clinical trial
to manufacture one batch of medicine
to support one participant in a clinical trial
to provide clinical trial supplies to one site
We have the expertise and tools required to develop and deliver medicines for the treatment of numerous neglected diseases, and there is potential for millions of people to benefit from our work. But we need your support.
A gift from you will help us deliver best-in-class treatments to many of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.
To learn more about our transformational work and how you can support us, please contact us.