Announcements

Announcements
 
AERAS  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.aeras.org/pressreleases
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BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.gatesmri.org/
The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute is a non-profit biotech organization. Our mission is to develop products to fight malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases—three major causes of mortality, poverty, and inequality in developing countries. The world has unprecedented scientific tools at its disposal; now is the time to use them to save the lives of the world’s poorest people
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CARB-X   [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://carb-x.org/
CARB-X is a non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating antibacterial research to tackle the global rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
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CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://cepi.net/
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EDCTP    [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.edctp.org/
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials
22 August 2018
Strengthening national health research systems in sub-Saharan Africa: a first report
EDCTP published a first report on the project to develop and strengthen national health research systems (NHRS) in sub-Saharan Africa. The report captures the kick-off meeting held in Accra, Ghana on 9-10 July 2018. It brought together over 50 delegates from the 17 African member states of EDCTP and international stakeholders to initiate the development of a strategic plan to strengthen NHRS.
Go to the report

 
Emory Vaccine Center    [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
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European Vaccine Initiative  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
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Gavi [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.gavi.org/library/news/press-releases/
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GHIT Fund   [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.ghitfund.org/newsroom/press
GHIT was set up in 2012 with the aim of developing new tools to tackle infectious diseases that devastate the world’s poorest people. Other funders include six Japanese pharmaceutical
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Global Fund [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/?topic=&type=NEWS;&country=
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Hilleman Laboratories   [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project   [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
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IAVI  [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.iavi.org/
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IVAC  [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
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IVI   [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.ivi.int/
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JEE Alliance  [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected Press Releases/Statements
Rohingya refugee crisis
One year on, Rohingya refugees live in dire camps, facing an uncertain future and legal limbo
Project Update 24 Aug 2018

Ethiopia
Nearly one million displaced people in urgent need of assistance
Project Update 23 Aug 2018

 
NIH  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
August 23, 2018
Rapid development in Central Africa increases the risk of infectious disease outbreaks
— Scientists call for proactive investments in health care infrastructure.

NIH officials: closing treatment gaps critical to ending the U.S. HIV epidemic
August 21, 2018 — Disparities in achieving HIV suppression explored in related NIH-funded study.

NIH-led research team develops predictor for immunotherapy response in melanoma
August 20, 2018 — Being able to predict which patients are likely to respond to treatment would be a major clinical advance.

 

PATH  [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
August 20, 2018 by PATH
Lower price for nutrition assessment tool expands global access
PATH and Quansys Biosciences, Inc. improve access of the Q-Plex™ Human Micronutrient Array for low- and middle-income countries with a new price of US$1.43 per analyte

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.unaids.org/en
21 August 2018
Smithsonian exhibition features UNAIDS data in a look at various viruses

20 August 2018
Kofi Annan’s AIDS legacy

 

UNICEF  [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
Statement
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, on latest deadly attacks on children in Yemen
“The lives of the thousands of vulnerable children across Yemen should be a priority for all.”
24/08/2018

 
Vaccine Confidence Project  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Confidence Commentary
Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges
Heidi Larson | 28 Jul, 2018
The theme of this year’s AIDS2018—International AIDS Conference, was on the theme of “Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges.”  The opening plenary session included a presentation by AIDS physician, Dr. David Malebranche. As I listened to his presentation, there were moments that resonated with the tensions and debates around vaccines.
Here are some excerpts. The relevance to what is driving wavering vaccine confidence should be clear…
 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust  [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News / Published: 23 August 2018
Expert consultation to accelerate advances in nutrition science
Wellcome and the World Health Organization (WHO) are holding an expert meeting this autumn to bring together leading scientists and promising early-career researchers to invigorate nutrition science.
‘Transforming Nutrition Science for Better Health’ will be held at Wellcome’s London office from 15-17 October. It aims to:
::generate innovative research ideas with the potential to yield new health interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adults
:: stimulate interdisciplinary exploration and foster collaborative approaches
:: inspire younger researchers to pursue careers in nutrition science
:: draw public attention to the importance of nutrition and how research improves health.
Wellcome and the WHO are gathering around 60 invited experts, world-leading scientists from a range of disciplines who are at the cutting edge of thinking about both under- and over-nutrition, and who focus on different life stages…
 
 
The Wistar Institute   [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)   [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press releases/2018/
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BIO    [to 25 Aug 2018]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network  [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
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IFPMA   [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA    [to 25 Aug 2018]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
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