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Visceral Leishmaniasis: New Health Tools Are Needed

  • Published: July 26, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020211

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The authors are all members of the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform and are currently engaged in the clinical development of paromomycin for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. Paromomycin is manufactured as a low-cost generic drug by Grand Pharma, Hyderabad, India, and distributed by International Dispensary Association, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative is a not-for-profit foundation, as is the International Dispensary Association. None of the authors has any financial interest in Grand Pharma.