Discovering medicines for rare and neglected diseases
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, Childhood Diarrhea, Malaria, Trypanosomiasis, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Sickle Cell Disease: these neglected and orphan diseases are responsible for an enormous amount of suffering, debilitation and deaths throughout the world. They can disproportionably affect the poor, the unfortunate and the most vulnerable among us, taking an exceptionally heavy toll on infants and children. There is a significant lack of investment in research focused on therapies for such diseases.
The Center for World Health & Medicine (CWHM) is dedicated to the discovery and development of safe, effective and affordable therapies for these and other neglected diseases. Our unique not-for-profit Center consists of a large team of former pharmaceutical scientists. CWHM collaborates with biomedical and synthetic chemistry researchers within Saint Louis University, and international disease experts. CWHM is a global partner in the fight against rare and neglected diseases and ready to translate fundamental discoveries into promising new drugs.