We're Making an Impact
In remote villages in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, OneWorld Health is helping people suffering from kala-azar, a disease that is nearly always fatal if left untreated. Learn more about our work around the world.
We are a nonprofit drug development program with a mission to discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable new treatments for diseases disproportionately affecting people in the developing world.
We are determined. We develop safe, effective and affordable new treatments and interventions for people with infectious diseases in the developing world with an emphasis on diseases that disproportionately affect children.
We are innovative. Working with regulatory agencies we fast track the testing of those drugs in clinical trials and build alliances with governments and in-country manufacturers to make the drugs.
We are inspired. Then we train teams of local health care workers and doctors to ensure the drugs are accessible to the communities where they need them the most.
We go where the need is the greatest. We work in the most impoverished villages, states and countries in the world, pursuing our mission of bringing the promise of modern medicine to those most in need. Our programs make a difference in:
Sub-Saharan Africa - We're developing an industrial-scale supply of semisynthetic artemisinin , a key ingredient in treatment against malaria – a disease that claims a life of a child in Africa every 30 seconds.
India Nepal Bangladesh - Our Paromomycin Intramuscular Injection (PMIM) for kala-azar, a treatment discovered, designed and delivered by OneWorld Health, is treating vulnerable populations in remote and impoverished areas in South-East Asia.
Vietnam and India - We are working with local healthcare workers to develop a new treatment for helminthiasis (hookworms). By conducting epidemiology training, good clinical practices training and donating equipment, we are filling gaps in the global knowledge of helminth infections in the area.