Applied Science and Studies for Health and Environmental Development
The CEADES Foundation is a Bolivian non-profit organisation whose main objective is to help solve the country’s most pressing health problems, with a particular focus on research and the treatment of neglected tropical diseases.
CEADES was founded in 1993 as a non-profit organisation (CEADES XXIII) and was recently reorganised as a foundation.
Since 2008, CEADES has conducted research and treated patients with Chagas disease in various settings. The organisation has developed healthcare models in various communities and in specialised units in six Bolivian cities (Platform for the Care of Patients with Chronic Chagas Disease).
CEADES is currently participating in several trials of new medicines and biomarkers of progression and cure of Chagas disease. The organisation belongs to various networks, including NHEPACHA, COHEMI, the Chagas Clinical Research Platform and other local networks.
Other areas of research include leishmaniasis, tuberculosis, HIV and co-infections, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, and environmental and health problems.
CEADES works with Bolivian and international partners on all its projects.