Overview of actors

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative is a not-for-profit research organization that develops new treatments for neglected patients.

We discover, develop, and deliver new treatments for neglected patients around the world that are affordable and patient-friendly – and have already saved millions of lives.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Good Health and Well-being
Reduced Inequalities
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

Acting in the public interest, DNDi fills existing R&D gaps for essential drugs for these diseases by initiating and coordinating drug R&D projects in collaboration with the international research community, the public sector, the pharmaceutical industry and other relevant partners.

... and why

Millions of people around the world die every year for lack of treatment. Yet only a fraction of global pharmaceutical research and development focuses on diseases that affect poor and vulnerable communities.

Our vision is to save lives and improve the health of people living with neglected diseases by using an alternative model to develop medicines for these diseases and by ensuring equitable access to treatment.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

External Relations
Health and Nutrition
Human Resources Management
Human Rights, Law and Governance
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Political Affairs and Peacekeeping

At DNDi, our work starts with our people: we want to recruit people who reflect and understand the diversity of needs and experiences of the people we serve.

If you are passionate about equitable access to healthcare; willing to thrive in a diverse, multilingual and global workplace; highly skilled in your field; committed to using your knowledge and skills for the greater good; respectful, collegial and good-humoured... we want to work with you!

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities yes
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation


Geneva, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Latin America and the Caribbean
North America
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 50 and 200

Outside Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

Learn more

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