Announcements

Announcements

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group    [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.alleninstitute.org/news-press/
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BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
FEBRUARY 10, 2019
Remarks at the African Union
Bill Gates

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 2 Mar 2019]
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 2 Mar 2019]
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.
02.25.2019  |
CARB-X expands its Global Accelerator Network to support the development of antibiotics, rapid diagnostics, vaccines and other life-saving products to combat drug-resistant superbugs
New accelerator network brings together knowhow and expertise of 10 leading life sciences organizations from around the world

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://cepi.net/
27 Feb 2019
CEPI awards US $34million contract to CureVac to advance The RNA Printer™—a mRNA vaccine platform that can rapidly combat multiple diseases
The partnering agreement will support the ongoing development of the innovative platform that can rapidly provide vaccine candidates that can target known and unknown pathogens, “Disease X.”

25 Feb 2019
CEPI awards contract worth up to US$ 31 million to The University of Tokyo to develop vaccine against Nipah virus
To produce a vaccine against Nipah virus, researchers at UTokyo have inserted Nipah virus genes into an attenuated measles viral vaccine.

EDCTP    [to 2 Mar 2019]
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
Latest news
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Emory Vaccine Center    [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
CHMP, 01/03/2019
News: Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 25-28 February 2019

 

European Vaccine Initiative  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
Latest news
EVI to co-lead new CEPI project with University of Tokyo to develop vaccine against Nipah virus
25 February 2019
CEPI awards contract worth up to US$ 31 million to develop vaccine against Nipah virus

 

FDA [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
Event
10th Anniversary of the Center of Infectiology Lao Christophe Mérieux: a leading center for infectious disease diagnosis, research and training in Laos
February 21, 2019 – Vientiane (Laos)

Gavi [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
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GHIT Fund [to 2 Mar 2019]
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 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
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Hilleman Laboratories [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
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IAVI [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IVAC  [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
February 2019
IVAC at 10: Assessing Access and Tackling Tough Challenges
2019 marks IVAC’s 10th year as a center in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
 
 
IVI   [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
IVI BOT and SAG members at ‘Improving Global Health – A Symposium Honoring Dr. Adel Mahmoud’s Legacy
Philadelphia on February 27, 2019
…The late Prof. Adel Mahmoud, former Professor of the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, passed away in June of last year after serving as Chairman of the IVI Board of Trustees, and making major contributions to global health throughout his career as a global pioneer in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

 

JEE Alliance  [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports [as presented on website]
Niger
Over 8,000 people displaced by armed group on Mali border
Press Release 1 Mar 2019

Nauru
Nauru blocks new remote mental health service with telemedicine ban
Press Release 1 Mar 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Medical activities suspended after Ebola treatment centre attack
Statement 28 Feb 2019

DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – February 2019
Crisis Update 28 Feb 2019

DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks
Second Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu attacked
Statement 28 Feb 2019

South Sudan
“It is very gratifying to see former child soldiers being integrated back into their …
Interview 26 Feb 2019

DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks
North Kivu: Ebola centre inoperative after violent attack
Press Release 26 Feb 2019

Yemen
Humanitarian crisis in Yemen fuelled by main donor governments’ invol…
Statement 26 Feb 2019
 
 
NIH  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
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PATH  [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
February 7, 2019 by PATH
Praveen Raja named chief operating officer for PATH; Jeff Bernson to lead Technology, Analytics and Market Innovation
PATH has named Praveen Raja as its chief operating officer, and Jeff Bernson as vice president of the Technology, Analytics and Market Innovation division and chief data officer. Mr. Raja will continue to be based in the organization’s Seattle headquarters, while Mr. Bernson will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, until transitioning to Seattle in July 2019…
 
 
Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The Sabin Vaccine Institute Celebrates the Reintroduction of the Flu Vaccine Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) reintroduced the Flu Vaccine Act (S.2438/H.R.5092) — legislation that was originally introduced on Feb. 15, 2018.
 
 
UNAIDS [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
1 March 2019
How discriminatory Caribbean laws are being challenged in the courts

27 February 2019
Young people to campaign against stigma and discrimination in Egypt

26 February 2019
Young people change the narrative on HIV in South Africa

 26 February 2019
State of Gujarat establishes Transgender Welfare Board

 25 February 2019
The disproportionate impact of HIV on women in western and central Africa

 25 February 2019
Stigma makes HIV life-threatening
 
 
 UNICEF  [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
Statement
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the recent attacks against Ebola treatment centers in the DRC
28/02/2019

Press release
Alarming global surge of measles cases a growing threat to children – UNICEF
Ten countries accounted for approximately three-quarters of the total increase in measles in 2018, including significant outbreaks in Brazil, Madagascar, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Yemen
28/02/2019

Press release
School closures in the Sahel double in the last two years due to growing insecurity – UNICEF
Worsening violence across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger disrupts education for more than 400,000 children
27/02/2019

Press release
18 months after exodus from Myanmar, Rohingya children at a crossroads
Young Rohingya refugees in urgent need of education and skills
27/02/2019

Press release
No place for a child – death and despair haunt children in Rukban
Amid dire living conditions, deaths of children under five years old are increasing at an alarming rate
27/02/2019

Statement
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the high-level pledging conference for Yemen
26/02/2019

Statement
The brutal war on children in Yemen continues unabated
Statement attributable to UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere
25/02/2019

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 2 Mar 2019]

http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust  [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 26 February 2019
How we’re approaching Wellcome’s science review
Jim Smith
Director, Wellcome Science Review
… Our review will also think more consciously about Wellcome’s role as a foundation in supporting science. We aren’t accountable to taxpayers, shareholders or donors in the same way as our partners in government and other funding agencies, so we have an obligation to use our independence as effectively as possible.
The review will ask what Wellcome-funded science is for and how it can best achieve our mission to improve health. Our formal objectives are to:
:: establish a clear aspiration and bold ambitions for Wellcome-funded science
:: identify what changes Wellcome needs to make to achieve these ambitions
::define realistic and appropriate ways to judge progress and success…

The Wistar Institute [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)   [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
01/03/19
Enhancing veterinary paraprofessionals’ governance to safeguard livelihoods in rural areas

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BIO [to 2 Mar 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
No new digest content identified.

IFPMA [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA [to 2 Mar 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
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Industry Watch [to 2 Mar 2019]
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