Our mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and facilitating delivery of new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.
Our vision is a world in which these innovative medicines will cure and protect the vulnerable and under-served populations at risk of malaria, and help to ultimately eradicate this terrible disease.
MMV is a leading product development partnership (PDP) in antimalarial drug research.
MMV and partners manage a portfolio of over 65 projects, the largest portfolio of antimalarial R&D and access projects ever assembled. The portfolio includes twelve compounds in clinical development addressing unmet medical needs in malaria, including medicines for children, pregnant women and relapsing malaria, and drugs that could support the elimination/eradication agenda.
Since its foundation in 1999, MMV and partners have developed and brought forward fourteen new medicines, including two that have been added to the portfolio post-approval. These include:
- Coartem® Dispersible (artemether-lumefantrine), a child-friendly formulation developed with Novartis for treatment of uncomplicated malaria
- Two injectable artesunate products for the treatment of severe malaria, Artesun® from Guilin and Larinate 60 from Ipca Laboratories
- Eurartesim® (dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine), developed with Alfasigma for treatment of uncomplicated malaria
- Pyramax® tablets and granules (pyronaridine-artesunate), Shin Poong's products for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in adults and children
- Two products for seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) in children, from Fosun Pharma and S Kant
- Two artesunate rectal capsule (ARC) products for pre-referral management of severe malaria in children, from Cipla and Strides Pharma
- Krintafel/Kozenis1 (tafenoquine), two single-dose products for prevention of malaria relapse in adults and children, developed with GSK
- ASAQ Winthrop® (artesunate-amodiaquine) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria, developed by Sanofi with DNDi, transferred from DNDi to MMV to support improved access
- ASMQ (artesunate-mefloquine) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria, developed by Farmanguinhos, DNDi and Cipla, transferred from DNDi to MMV to support improved access
The impact of these new antimalarials has been impressive. In total, almost 3 million lives have been saved by the medicines supported by MMV and partners.
→Take a look at MMV's milestones for more information on key programmes and achievements
→Take a look at MMV's products and projects page for more information on each product
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