Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 18:00 UTC to Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 18:00 UTC
PDCI is an alliance of pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, WHO, donors, and other partners collaborating on drug donation programs for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). PDCI provides a forum for stakeholders to share best practices, information, and experiences and to discuss tools and strategies to improve access to essential medicines for populations affected by NTDs. The Role of the Partnership for Disease Control Initiatives (PDCI) Collaboration among PDCI members creates synergies, ensures safe mass drug administration, and helps reduce the financial and human resources burden on communities and health systems. Merck KGaA has generously offered to host the next PDCI meeting at their office in Geneva on the 18-19 July. They are reserving a block of rooms near the Merck offices; details to follow.