Capacity development to facilitate access to fexinidazole
Objective: Support fexinidazole access for gambiense sleeping sickness patients through capacity strengthening activities at national and local levels of the health system in line with the WHO treatment guidelines.
Project start: 2020
National HAT Control Programme of the Democratic Republic of Congo
National HAT Control Programme of the Republic of Guinea
The project, known as FEX-g-HAT, is facilitating the delivery and uptake of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness, into selected African endemic countries through strengthened health care capacity and coordination via: the HAT Platform, a clinical research, training and access-supporting network of over 120 institutions; through trainings in the use of new tools; and reinforced pharmacovigilance channels for introduction of the new treatment.
The FEX-g-HAT project brings together a consortium of experts: DNDi, the National Control Programmes for Human African Trypanosomiasis of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea, the Research Institute for Development (IRD), and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp.
News & resources
- 22 February 2023 - HAT Platform Newsletter No. 22
- 26 September 2022 - Communities’ perception, knowledge, and practices related to human African trypanosomiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Diseases
- 22 February 2021 - HAT Platform Newsletter No. 21
- 1 April 2020 - Latest advances in control of sleeping sickness: Towards elimination, Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health
- 29 March 2020 - How clinical research can contribute to strengthening health systems in low resource countries, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases
This project (grant CSA2018HS-2526) is part of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Association (EDCTP2) programme supported by the European Union.
Democratic Republic of the Congo – Ministère de la Santé de la République Démocratique du Congo (Projet de Développement du Système de Santé financé par la Banque Mondiale)
France – Ministry For Europe and Foreign Affairs
France – French Development Agency (AFD)
Germany – German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany – Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through KfW
Norway – Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of Norway’s in-kind contribution to EDCTP2
Spain – Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
Switzerland – Republic and Canton of Geneva, International Solidarity Service
Switzerland – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
The Netherlands – Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
UK – UK International Development
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Brian Mercer Trust
Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2020
Médecins Sans Frontières International
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
The ELMA Foundation
UBS Optimus Foundation
Other private foundations and individuals
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