The PREV-PKDL consortium prepares to start clinical trials of a candidate vaccine to prevent chronic dermal leishmaniasis in patients treated for visceral leishmaniasis. The kick-off meeting will take place in York (UK) on 6-7 June 2018.
The promising vaccine has been developed by Prof. Paul Kaye and his team at the University of York, United Kingdom. EDCTP invested EUR 8 million in the project (2018-2023) to prevent post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL). The project is coordinated by Dr Odile Leroy, Executive Director of the European Vaccine Initiative (Germany).