Childhood Diarrhea, Malaria, Chagas Disease, African sleeping sickness, Tuberculosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy: these neglected and orphan diseases are responsible for an enormous amount of suffering, debilitation and countless 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. But without the promise of monetary reward, 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 collaborating with international disease experts, biomedical and synthetic chemistry researchers within Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri Saint Louis and partnering with Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (China) and One World Health/PATH (San Francisco, CA), ready to translate fundamental discoveries into promising new drugs.