Home Neglected Parasitic Diseases Drug Development Consortium News Contact Fiocruz PI: Orlindo Assis The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) is part of the Brazilian Ministry of Health and is an internationally recognised research institute for its basic, applied and clinical research in tropical diseases. The René Rachou Research Centre is a unit of FIOCRUZ located in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the State of Minas Gerais. It was founded in 1954 to support the control of endemic diseases such as Chagas disease, Leishmaniasis, Malaria and Schistosomiasis. This unit enjoys a national and international reputation for the work of its fourteen laboratories equipped for molecular biology, immunology, parasitology, epidemiology and cell biology/ultra-structure as well as a team of physicians involved in clinical trials. The mission of the Institute is to generate knowledge and tools for a better quality of life for the population regarding healthcare policies, joining efforts of research, technological development, teaching and reference services.          All india institute for medical sciences (AIIMS) PI, Sarman Singh The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is India’s premier medical institute, managed directly by the country’s parliament. It is teaching hospital actively involved in human and animal research. A 2 500-bed hospital caters to all manner of human disease, on average 10 000 patients are seen in 37 specialised clinics and OPDs, by a contingent of 550 professors and > 900 resident doctors. The institute also has 37 PhD professors involved in basic research and teaching. The institute awards 300 medical degrees every year and an equal number of degrees in nursing and paramedical disciplines.  The research output of the institute is recognised world-wide and AIIMS is a partner in more than 100 international collaborative research projects including with the NIH, UCSF, Stanford, CDC, WHO, European Commission, India Australia Council, Sweden, Germany, INSERM, JACS. AIIMS has a number of different research facilities within its faculty including; diverse patient populations with exotic and rare diseases, cancer biology, repository of various pathogens and their genotyping etc.
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