A three-day international symposium organised by Fiocruz to celebrate the 100 years of Chagas disease discovery by Brazilian researcher, Carlos Chagas, gathered more than 750 international experts. Speakers from five South American countries – together with speakers from France, Canada and the US, including Institut Pasteur, MSF, and DNDi – covered many aspects of Chagas disease: its history, epidemiology, vector control, molecular biology, immunology, and clinical treatment. In parallel to this event, on July 09, DNDi and MSF launched the Chagas Campaign to raise awareness that more is needed to fight the disease: www.treatchagas.org
If you would like to consult the full Programme, please click here (Portuguese and English websites available).
DNDi‘s Chagas Campaign
If you like to learn more about DNDi‘s Chagas Campaign, please click here.
Isabela Ribeiro, DNDi Strategy for the Development of New Treatments for Chagas Disease (PDF)
Tom Ellman, Treatment of Chagas Disease 100 years after its discovery: Little to Celebrate! (PDF)
Carlos Morel, Políticas de Saúde de Países em Desenvolvimento: Qual o papel da ciência, tecnologia
e inovação? (PDF)