Announcements

Announcements

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.alleninstitute.org/news-press/
May 3, 2019
Q&A: A former experimental psychologist with a passion for data governance
…As more and more new technologies come on the scene, researchers’ ability to generate and store massive datasets is on the rise. But doing something with that data is a different question.
It’s a massive engineering challenge to package, store and present biological data so that other scientists can use it to glean new insights.
Paul Meijer, Ph.D., Director of Software Development at the newly launched Allen Institute for Immunology, is up for that challenge. Beyond the standard “data governance issues” that modern biology presents, the Allen Institute for Immunology has some formidable data challenges of its own. Meijer and his team will need to coordinate anonymized data from hundreds of different patients and healthy volunteers gathered by the Institute’s five different research partner organizations, allowing the partners and the broader scientific community to understand, access — and ultimately analyze — all that data…

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 4 May 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 4 May 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.
04.30.2019
CARB-X launches new Funding Rounds to support the development of antibiotics, vaccines, diagnostics and other life-saving products that target drug-resistant bacteria
CARB-X announced today its 2019 rounds of funding to support the development of antibiotics, vaccines, biotherapeutics, diagnostics and other life-saving products to address the rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria. There are four funding rounds representing CARB-X’s most ambitious call for proposals from product developers seeking financial, scientific and business support to accelerate the development of innovative products targeting the most dangerous superbugs.

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 4 May 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 4 May 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
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EDCTP [to 4 May 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
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Emory Vaccine Center [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
News: EMA annual report 2018 published
03/05/2019

European Vaccine Initiative [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
May 1, 2019
First FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of dengue disease in endemic regions
[See Milestones above for detail]

Fondation Merieux [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
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Gavi [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
No new digest content identified.

GHIT Fund [to 4 May 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 4 May 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
Global Fund Selects Donald Kaberuka as Board Chair and Roslyn Morauta as Vice Chair
03 May 2019
… Dr. Kaberuka was president of the African Development Bank and chairman of its board of directors from 2005-2015. Prior to that he was finance minister of Rwanda from 1997-2005… Lady Roslyn Morauta currently serves as alternate board member for the Western Pacific Region constituency. She has a long association with the Global Fund having served as Chair of the Papua New Guinea Country Coordinating Mechanism…

News
European Commission Signs Funding Agreement with the Global Fund
29 April 2019
The European Commission and the Global Fund today signed an agreement for the final €73 million of the EC’s pledge for the current funding cycle. The EC is the sixth-largest donor to the Global Fund, and today’s agreement brings the EC’s total commitment to more than €2 billion since 2002…

News
In Early Pledge, Portugal More than Triples its Commitment to the Global Fund
29 April 2019
The Global Fund applauds Portugal’s pledge of €750,000 to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, which is more than triple its previous commitment…

Hilleman Laboratories [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
No new digest content identified.

Human Vaccines Project [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
May 2019 – Update

IAVI [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IFRC [to 4 May 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ebola death toll passes 1,000 as outbreak continues to worsen
Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 4 May 2019 – The Ebola outbreak in North Kivu is worsening as the death toll surpasses 1,000 on the back of an alarming number of cases reported in recent days across multiple hotspots. In the past week, 23 cases were reported …
4 May 2019

IVAC [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
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IVI [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
29 April 2019
WHO health economist Dr. Raymond Hutubessy addresses ‘The Full Public Health Value of Vaccines’ at IVI Seminar

JEE Alliance [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
No new digest content identified.

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports [as presented on website]
Mozambique
MSF responds as second cyclone hits Mozambique
Project Update 1 May 2019

Iran
Flash floods in Iran wash away homes, roads and livelihoods
Voices from the Field 29 Apr 2019

NIH [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
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PATH [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
April 29, 2019 by PATH
Sharing lessons learned from Vietnam’s national electronic immunization registry to improve global vaccination coverage
Hanoi, Vietnam, April 29, 2019 – For almost ten years, PATH has supported Vietnam’s efforts to develop and scale a national electronic immunization registry (EIR). As the country prepares to close the paper logbooks for the final time, PATH is providing assistance to ensure that no child is left behind and to document Vietnam’s journey to a national EIR so that others may learn from its successes and challenges…

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
2 May 2019
Recognizing the achievements of the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre

UNICEF [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Press release
Geneva Palais Briefing Note: Education for Rohingya children in Bangladesh
This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
03/05/2019

Press release
With deadly cyclones on the rise, UNICEF raises concern about impact of climate change on children
1.1 million children affected in wake of cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique; 10 million children live in path of Cyclone Fani in India
03/05/2019

Statement
Five children reportedly executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa
02/05/2019

Press release
Keep children in Venezuela protected at all times
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the situation in Venezuela
01/05/2019

Press release
More than 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance – UNICEF
UNICEF seeks to increase its current response budget from $5.7 million to $29 million
29/04/2019

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
3 May 2019
Story of the week – The FDA Approved a Dengue Fever Vaccine—Here’s What You Need to Know
Heidi Larson

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 4 May 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
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The Wistar Institute [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
26/04/19
New report calls for urgent action to avert antimicrobial resistance crisis
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

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BIO [to 4 May 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
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IFPMA [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA [to 4 May 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
No new digest content identified.