DNDi is a collaborative, non-profit drug research and development organisation that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases.
DNDi and its partners are working in India, Bangladesh, Latin America and East Africa to introduce cost-effective treatments for VL that will help change the way the disease is managed. DNDi is represented in the consortium by Dr Jorge Alvar, a world-renowned scientist known for his research in leishmaniasis epidemiology, chemotherapy and diagnosis, and HIV-VL co-infection. Jorge is also the current chair of the consortium’s Expert Steering Group.
The LSHTM is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.
LSHTM brings specialist areas of expertise to KalaCORE, especially in pharmaco-epidemiology, VL mapping and programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E). LSHTM is represented in the Consortium by Simon Croft, Professor of Parasitology, who has conducted important research on drug formulations for the treatment of leishmaniasis.
MSF is a medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
MSF is already actively addressing VL in the programme countries where it provides access to quality diagnosis and treatment for VL, works with Ministries of Health to build capacity and conducts operational research on effective and safer treatments for VL. MSF is represented in the consortium by Dr Koert Ritmeijer, a Public Health expert who has been the Strategic and Technical Adviser for MSF-Holland VL programmes in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Bangladesh since 2009.
Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy, committed to improving people’s lives through creating and delivering tailored development solutions.
Mott MacDonald is the management agent for KalaCORE and a trusted key supplier for UK aid, having over 25 years’ experience working with governments to improve health systems. It provides technical assistance and programme management in health systems strengthening, maternal, neonatal and child health, public health, global health security and nutrition. Mott MacDonald's expertise is underpinned by cross-cutting skills in gender and behaviour change, advocacy and empowerment, monitoring and evaluation, and digital health and health technology.
It is represented in the consortium by Stefanie Meredith, KalaCORE Programme Director. Stefanie's strengths lie in her academic, technical and field background in in entomology, vector borne disease epidemiology and her 20+ years’ experience in tropical public health interventions including NTDs and programme management.