Announcements

Announcements

 
Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group    [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.alleninstitute.org/news-press/
News
How immune cells detect different threat levels from salmonella
March 20, 2019
Detailed findings of how immune cells detect subtle changes in infection could point to targets for better antibiotics
 
 
BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 23 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 23 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.
No new digest content identified.
 
 
CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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EDCTP    [to 23 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
22 March 2019
World TB Day: EDCTP investments in TB research rise to EUR 127 million
World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2019 is themed ‘It’s time’. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) explains, the theme underlines “the urgency to act” on the commitments made by global leaders in September 2018. At the United Nations TB…
 
 
Emory Vaccine Center    [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
EMA Management Board: highlights of March 2019 meeting
Press release 22/03/2019
EMA’s Management Board has re-elected Christa Wirthumer-Hoche as its chair for a three-year mandate. Dr Wirthumer-Hoche is Head of the Austrian Medicines and Medical Devices Agency, a post she has held since October 2013….
 
 
 
European Vaccine Initiative  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
Latest news
EVI-supported study published describing the preclinical immunogenicity and safety of placental malaria vaccine PRIMVAC
21 March 2019
This work -supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Germany, and through funding from Irish Aid,…
 
 
FDA [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Gavi [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
Latest News
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GHIT Fund   [to 23 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 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Hilleman Laboratories   [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Human Vaccines Project   [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IAVI  [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IFRC   [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Mozambique
Emergency water and sanitation units deployed to disaster-struck Mozambique
Two major emergency response units are being deployed to Beira in Mozambique as the world’s largest humanitarian network continues to scale up its response to Cyclone Idai.
21 March 2019

Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says IFRC Secretary General
Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 20 March 2019 – The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding o …
20 March 2019
 
 
IVAC  [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IVI   [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
JEE Alliance  [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports [as presented on website]
Cyclone Idai & Malawi flooding Crisis update
Crisis Update
22 Mar 2019

Tuberculosis
Video innovation helps TB patients comply with their treatment
Voices from the Field22 Mar 2019

Somalia
Addressing health needs of women and children in Baidoa
Project Update21 Mar 2019

Libya
Alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions …
Press Release20 Mar 2019

Cyclone Idai & Malawi flooding
“A lot of water” – on the ground after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique
Voices from the Field20 Mar 2019

Afghanistan
The long struggle of displaced families to survive winter in Herat
Project Update20 Mar 2019

Cyclone Idai & Malawi flooding
Humanitarian response in wake of devastating Cyclone Idai
Project Update19 Mar 2019

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move
EU-Turkey deal continues cycle of containment and despair
Press Release18 Mar 2019
 
 
NIH  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
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PATH  [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
UNAIDS [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
22 March 2019
A vision of a reformed United Nations

22 March 2019
The road to NAIIS: UNAIDS’ role in better understanding Nigeria’s HIV epidemic

20 March 2019
Nigeria adapts strategy to end the AIDS epidemic

18 March 2019
People who use drugs: still being left behind
 
 
UNICEF  [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
Press release
Geneva Palais Briefing Note: The situation of children affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
22/03/2019

Press release
Children living in protracted conflicts are three times more likely to die from water-related diseases than from violence – UNICEF
21/03/2019

Press release
Urgent funding needed to meet massive humanitarian needs in Democratic Republic of Congo, UN humanitarian chief and UNICEF Executive Director urge at end of country visit
Nearly 13 million people, including 4 million malnourished children, need assistance and protection
21/03/2019

Press release
UNICEF supplies arrive in flood-affected areas of Malawi, bringing relief to displaced families
19/03/2019

Press release
Thousands of children in need of urgent humanitarian assistance amid severe flooding as Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe – UNICEF
17/03/2019
 
 
 
Vaccine Confidence Project  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
17 Mar, 2019
Confidence Commentary:
American Medical Assoc appeals to Social Media Platforms
The American Medical Association has followed Member of Congress  in appealing to technology company heads to ensure accurate information on vaccines(full letter below).  While I fully support an appeal to address some of amplifying algorithms and other technical mechanisms that inflate and cluster misleading information, is it not neglect of our responsibility as public health professionals to be instructing technology experts to “ensure that users have access to scientifically valid information on vaccination”? Doesn’t this issue instead call for a collaborative effort, bringing together relevant expertise?  It is time for public health professionals, technology experts, and some members of the public to sit around the same table to bring the best information, through  honest, rather than manipulated media, in a sensitive rather than seeming censored manner. Democracy matters. This approach may only harden the views of those who already feel they have no voice.
-Heidi Larson

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust  [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 21 March 2019
A new method for ethical data science
by Danil Mikhailov
Wellcome Data Labs is applying a new method to solving data science problems so that potential negative consequences of algorithms are identified earlier in the development process.

The Wistar Institute [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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BIO    [to 23 Mar 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
Mar 22 2019
PFDD: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance Developing and Submitting Proposed Draft Guidance Relating to Patient Experience Data
… BIO believes that strong trilateral communication between the FDA, patients and patient organizations, and Sponsors around patient experience data will result in incorporation of patient experience data throughout the product lifecycle, including drug development and review. BIO appreciates that the Agency included Table 1 (beginning on line 423) in the Draft Guidance as it provides examples for all stakeholders regarding how patient experience data may play a role in the drug development lifecycle; however, as presented, the key stakeholders appear to function in isolation of each other rather than showing how the trilateral communication between patient stakeholders, medical product developers/researchers, and regulators results in effective collection and use of patient experience data. To better support trilateral communication, BIO requests that the FDA clearly outline a process by which the FDA will communicate and provide feedback to stakeholders that submit draft guidance or other patient experience data…

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
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IFPMA [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA [to 23 Mar 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
No new digest content identified.