• Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)

A not-for-profit research and development organization, DNDi works to deliver new treatments for neglected diseases, in particular leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, malaria, specific helminth infections and paediatric HIV.DNDi has established regional disease-specific platforms, which bring together partners in disease-endemic countries to strengthen existing clinical research capacity, as well as to build new capacity where necessary. In East Africa, one such platform is the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP). The AfriCoLeish consortium builds on LEAP’s experience in delivering new kala-azar treatments in the region (SSG&PM).

  • Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM-Antwerp)

ITM is one of the world’s leading institutions for education and research in tropical medicine (including AIDS), travel medicine and health care development in developing countries. ITM works with many scientific institutions, governments and organizations all over the world for long-lasting improvement of healthcare and disease control in developing countries. ITM houses three scientific departments, a specialized outpatient clinic and various support services, and employs over 400 staff. The institute draws its core funding from the Flemish Ministries of Education and Science, and the Federal Ministries of Development Cooperation, Public Health and Social Affairs, international project financing and own income.

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,500 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and was recently cited as one of the world’s top universities for collaborative research. The School's mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, The Netherlands)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-Holland) is an independent, medical, emergency relief organization that provides assistance to people worldwide, regardless of their background, religion, or political convictions. Above all, itaims to save lives and offer medical care to victims of disasters, wars, and epidemics. Sending its own teams (doctors, nurses, and other specialists) enables MSF-Holland to work as swiftly and effectively as possible. Working together with local staff, it gives direct support to the population.

  • Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum (IEND), Sudan

The Institute of Endemic Diseases was established in 1993 as a research and training centre for endemic diseases. It acts as a platform for biomedical and clinical research within the University of Khartoum. At IEND, community service is an ever-growing objective, especially for impoverished and remote communities IEND endeavours to be one of the leading research and training institutes on endemic diseases worldwide.

  • University of Gondar (UoG), Ethiopia

The University of Gondar (UoG) was officially established with its current status and autonomy in 2004. In 1954, the university was initially established as a Public Health College and Training Centre (PHC & TC) now known as the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS). Located in the historical town of Gondar, CMHS is the oldest medical training institution in the country. The establishment of the PHC & TC was dictated by the pressing and enormous health problems that existed in the 1940s and early 1950s.