Announcements

Announcements
 
 
BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
NOVEMBER 09, 2018
The Japan Sports Agency and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce partnership to use the power of sport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
“Our Global Goals” campaign to capitalize on momentum of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
TOKYO, JAPAN, November 9, 2018 – The Japan Sports Agency and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new partnership to utilize the momentum of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 to increase awareness of, and participation in, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Launching in 2019, the “Our Global Goals” project will bring together Japanese and global athletes as Ambassadors to champion the SDGs. Harnessing the spirit of sport, these ambassadors will work with both Japanese and global NGOs towards realizing the SDGs and creating a legacy of action for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020…
 
 
Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 10 Nov 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 10 Nov 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 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://cepi.net/
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EDCTP    [to 10 Nov 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
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Emory Vaccine Center    [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
Press release 09/11/2018
Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) meeting of 6-8 November 2018
[Excerpt]
… The Committee adopted by consensus a positive opinion for an initial marketing authorisation application for Syvazul BTV, from LABORATORIOS SYVA, S.A.U., a vaccine for the active immunisation of sheep to prevent viraemia and reduce clinical signs and lesions caused by bluetongue virus serotypes 1 and/or 8, and/or to reduce viraemia and clinical signs caused by bluetongue virus serotype 4; and of cattle to prevent viraemia caused by bluetongue virus serotypes 1 and/or 8 and/or to reduce viraemia caused by bluetongue virus serotype 4.
The Committee adopted by consensus a positive opinion for a type II variation application for Aftovaxpur DOE concerning a change to the onset of immunity in cattle and sheep.
More information about the above mentioned medicines, including their full indications, will be published on the Agency’s website….
 
 
 
European Vaccine Initiative  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
07 November 2018
Position Advert – Executive Director (ED)
EVI is seeking a visionary Executive Director (ED) with a track record in health product development and mobilizing resources…
 
 
FDA [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
November 09, 2018
FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

November 08, 2018
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to strengthen FDA’s expanded access program
 
 
Fondation Merieux  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
10th International Global Virus Network Meeting: Eradication and Control of (Re-Emerging Viruses
November 28 – 30, 2018 – Les Pensieres Center for Global Health, Veyrier du Lac (France)

Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
OCV working group / Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC)
December 5 – 6, 2018 – Les Pensieres Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)
 

Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
Dengue pre-vaccination screening based on serostatus: rapid tests and implementation strategies
January 14 – 16, 2019 – Les Pensières Center for Global Helath, Veyrier du Lac (France)
 
 
Gavi [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.gavi.org/
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GHIT Fund   [to 10 Nov 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 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
Voices
PrEPed to Prevent HIV
08 November 2018
Shakira Ndagire’s life is anything but ordinary. At 24, she is the youngest sex worker we met at Kawempe slum in Kampala, Uganda, where she has been a sex worker for half her life. She says she started selling sex “one way or another” when she was 13.

Global Fund Supports Replenishment of Global Financing Facility
06 November 2018
OSLO – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria expressed strong support for the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Replenishment, convened in Oslo today.
As a signatory of the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Goal 3, to achieve good health and wellbeing for all, the Global Fund fully supports collaborative efforts to improve health financing in countries all over the world.
“It is absolutely essential that we work together to end preventable deaths and build a safer and healthier world, particularly for women, children and young people,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “Sustainable health financing will save more lives, strengthen health systems and accelerate the journey toward UHC.”…
 
 
Hilleman Laboratories   [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project   [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IAVI  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IVAC  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
November 2018
Press Release: Report finds inequity may slow progress in preventing child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths
A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most vulnerable children have sufficient access to prevention and treatment services in 15 countries that account for 70% of global pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in children under five.
 
 
IVI   [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.ivi.int/
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JEE Alliance  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports

Pakistan
Increasing newborn babies’ chances of survival
Project Update 8 Nov 2018

Iraq
Rehabilitated hospital improves access to healthcare in Sinjar d…
Press Release 8 Nov 2018
 
 
NIH  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
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PATH  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
UNAIDS [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.unaids.org/en
9 November 2018
Call for a broader vision for harm reduction [U.S.]

7 November 2018
UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board sees South Africa’s AIDS response first-hand

7 November 2018
Ecuador innovates around HIV prevention in its cities
 
 
UNICEF  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
Press release
United Nations humanitarian convoy to Rukban: UNICEF delivers lifesaving vaccines, medicines and nutritional supplies for 50,000 people
09/11/2018
[See Milestones above for more detail]

Press release
Children traveling with migrant caravan in Mexico at risk of psychosocial distress – UNICEF
07/11/2018

Press release
UNICEF welcomes new protocol to protect uprooted children in Ecuador
06/11/2018

Press release
Yemen: Children in Hudaydah hospital at imminent risk of death
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
06/11/2018

Statement
UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted school children in North-West Cameroon
Statement attributable to Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa
05/11/2018

Press release
“A living hell for children” – UNICEF Regional Director Geert Cappelaere remarks on the situation of children in Yemen
04/11/2018
 
 
Vaccine Confidence Project  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
Published on Nov 07, 2018 in Vaccine News
Dr. Offit Talks about Different Vaccine Recommendations and What They Mean
Recommendations can vary for different vaccines. This can cause confusion for parents making vaccine decisions. In this short video, Dr. Offit describes different types of vaccine recommendations using the meningococcal B vaccine as a key example.
 
 
Wellcome Trust  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News  7 November 2018
Second global call to action against drug-resistant infections
Wellcome is to co-host a second global event, in Ghana, to help drive pioneering action to stop the rise and spread of superbugs.
See the full Call to Action event agenda [PDF 669KB] 19-20 November 2018, Accra, Ghana

Opinion 7 November 2018
How we’re using research and evidence to make sure public engagement has a big impact
Carla Ross leads the new Public Engagement Research and Evidence team. Here she explains what the team will be looking at over the next year.

News | 5 November 2018
Wellcome is updating its open access policy
Following a six-month review, we’re updating our open access (OA) policy. The changes will apply from 1 January 2020. Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research, explains what will be different and why.
 
 
The Wistar Institute   [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)   [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2018/
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BIO    [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network  [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFPMA   [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
PhRMA    [to 10 Nov 2018 ]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
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