China close to entering WHO-approved global vaccine market


China close to entering WHO-approved global vaccine market
A Chinese-made vaccine is on the verge of being approved for aid agency use by the World Health Organization, a move that would be a first for China and open the door to lucrative regional and global markets, a leading health alliance said on Thursday.

The vaccine is against Japanese encephalitis, a debilitating mosquito-borne disease prevalent in Southeast Asia and the Far East that can be fatal, especially in children.

Made by Chengdu Institute, part of China’s top vaccine maker China National Biotech Group (CNBG), the vaccine is likely to win so-called prequalification status from the World Health Organization (WHO), Seth Berkley, chief executive of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), said…

Twitter Watch [accessed 6 October 2012 17:46]

Twitter Watch  [accessed 6 October 2012  17:46]
Items of interest from a variety of twitter feeds associated with immunization, vaccines and global public health. This capture is highly selective and is by no means intended to be exhaustive.

HarvardPublicHealth @HarvardHSPH
RT @ForumHSPH: Health is a fundamental human right, and it can in no condition be delayed. – R. Akdag 
1:17 PM – 6 Oct 12

PAHO/WHO Equity ‏@eqpaho
Sir Michael Marmot on Knowledge networks and Social Determinants of Health WHO commission #SDOH #healthequity #crics9 
Retweeted by PAHO/WHO
2:59 PM – 5 Oct 12

Kaiser Family Found @KaiserFamFound
What is the role of Dept. of Defense in global health?  Report explores activities, strategy, policy & budget.
3:11 PM – 5 Oct 12

PAHO/WHO Equity @eqpaho
Global Conference on Health Promotion Helsinki, Finland, on June 10-14 2013 #SDOH 
Retweeted by PAHO/WHO
11:45 AM – 5 Oct 12 ·

Seth Berkley @GAVISeth
Fun interview with me in Forbes on leadership and changes at GAVI 
4:21 AM – 5 Oct 12

PATH @PATHtweets
We promised we’d deliver a meningitis A vaccine. How’re we doing? Our CEO reports from #CGI2012. 
2:31 PM – 4 Oct 12 ·

Jeff Raikes @jeffraikes
Pls read my latest annual letter and @gatesfoundation annual report-released today. “Building Better Lives Together” 
Retweeted by Gates Foundation
11:10 AM – 4 Oct 12

Gates Health @gateshealth
Pasteur, Koch, Salk, Sabin, [You]. Be the next great vaccine pioneer. Grand Challenges wants your ideas to stop #TB: 
Retweeted by GAVI Alliance
8:00 AM – 3 Oct 12

GAVI Alliance @GAVIAlliance
Good news! Efforts 2 eliminate meningitis takes big step fwd as 50M people receive vaccinations in 7 African countries! 
8:46 AM – 4 Oct 12

VAC at JHSPH @IVACtweets
A New Chapter for IVAC – Blog post by Acting Director, Dr. Kate O’Brien 
6:08 AM – 4 Oct 12