Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group    [to 25 May 2019]
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BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 25 May 2019]
MAY 22, 2019
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints Goalkeepers Advisory Board to Accelerate Progress on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
SEATTLE, May 22, 2019 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the appointment of a new advisory board to help shape the direction of Goalkeepers, a multiyear initiative dedicated to accelerating progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).
The Goalkeepers Advisory Board consists of ten leaders representing a diverse range of countries, including China, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, the UK, and the United States. Board members will serve for a period of two years…
The advisory board members are:
Dr. Angel Adelaja, Founder and CEO of Fresh Direct Nigeria
Lili Buffett, Co-founder of Global Impact LLC
Radia Cheikh Lahlou, Associate Director at Déclic
Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO of The Diana Award
Lukas Koöhler, MP, FDP
Jasmine Lau, Co-founder and Executive Director of Philanthropy in Motion
Blessing Omakwu-Soremekun, Special advisor at ONE and Founder of the She Tank
Scheaffer Okore, Vice Chairperson of the Ukweli Party, Campaigns Director, Kenya
Nikhil Taneja, Co-founder and CEO of Yuvaa
Christian Vanizette, Founder of Makesense
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 25 May 2019]
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 May 2019]
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 May 2019]
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)  [to 25 May 2019]
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EDCTP    [to 25 May 2019]
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 25 May 2019]
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European Medicines Agency  [to 25 May 2019]
News and press releases
News: EMA facilitates early engagement with medicine developers to combat antimicrobial resistance
News: Update of EU recommendations for 2019–2020 seasonal flu vaccine composition
European Vaccine Initiative  [to 25 May 2019]
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FDA [to 25 May 2019]
May 23, 2019 – FDA authorizes marketing of first diagnostic test for detecting Zika virus antibodies
Fondation Merieux  [to 25 May 2019]
May 23, 2019 – Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)
20th anniversary of ADVAC: celebrating one of the first advanced courses of of vaccinology
The Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Each year in May, a group of senior decision-makers and scientists from around the world gather at Les Pensières Center for Global Health for this intensive course organized by the Mérieux Foundation and the University of Geneva. More than 70 participants from academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies receive a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in the field of vaccines and also address the social, economic, political and ethical issues of vaccination.
Gavi [to 25 May 2019]
20 May 2019
72nd World Health Assembly
With senior health officials setting the annual direction for the World Health Organization this week, multiple health challenges and considerations vie for attention amidst a packed agenda. Find out how Gavi helps ensure that immunisation is recognised for its vital role in bringing essential health care to all.
20 May 2019
Gavi boosts funding for Ebola outbreak response
Geneva, 20 May 2019 – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has provided an extra US$ 9.2 million to support Ebola vaccinations in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the Ebola outbreak has now claimed over 1,100 lives.
The new funding for the WHO will support operational costs for the vaccination effort, funding the vaccination teams, transportation, syringes and other vaccine supplies, as well as the ultra-cold fridges which keep the vaccine at the minus 60-80°C temperatures it needs to remain effective. The vaccine itself is being donated by Merck under compassionate use.
“Ongoing violence and mistrust in the region remain the biggest barriers we face in bringing this outbreak, now the second largest in history, under control,” said Dr Seth Berkley, Gavi CEO. “The evidence we have so far suggests we have a hugely effective vaccine that is making an impact on the ground. However, it is a sad fact that this impact has only been possible thanks to the sheer bravery of the vaccinators working in areas of increasing instability.”..
GHIT Fund   [to 25 May 2019]
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 May 2019]
Health Ministers: It’s Time for the World to Step Up the Fight
23 May 2019
Health ministers gathering at the World Health Assembly have called for a strong Replenishment of the Global Fund to end the epidemics of HIV, TB and malaria
Global Fund Congratulates Algeria and Argentina for Eliminating Malaria
22 May 2019
Hilleman Laboratories   [to 25 May 2019]
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Human Vaccines Project   [to 25 May 2019]
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IAVI  [to 25 May 2019]
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IFRC   [to 25 May 2019]
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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IVAC  [to 25 May 2019]
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IVI   [to 25 May 2019]
IVI News & Announcements
IVI presents growing impact on global health with 2018 Annual Report
JEE Alliance  [to 25 May 2019]
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to 25 May 2019]
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports [as presented on website]
Central African Republic
“It felt like it was raining bullets” in attacks on villages that kill over 50
Voices from the Field 24 May 2019

Central American Migration
“Mexico is not an option for my family to stay”
Project Update 24 May 2019

Five things to know about the violence in North-West and South-West Cameroon
Project Update 23 May 2019

WHO launches strategy to cut snakebite deaths and disabilities in half
Press Release 23 May 2019


Antivenom, not frogs, needed to cure snakebite
Project Update 21 May 2019

Breaking the cycle: Paediatric DR-TB detection, care and treatment in Tajikistan
Report 17 May 2019


NIH  [to 25 May 2019]
May 22, 2019
NIH announces two awards for multi-year studies of influenza immunity in children
— Grants may total more than $64 million over seven years.
PATH  [to 25 May 2019]
May 21, 2019 by PATH
Digital health leaders gather at the World Health Assembly; PATH launches new Center of Digital and Data Excellence
Geneva, Switzerland, May 21, 2019 – Ministers of health and leaders from the global digital health sector gathered in Geneva for the Universal Health Coverage 2030: Creating a Global Digital Health Dynamic to Shape the 21st Century Economy and Society on the sidelines of the 72nd World Health Assembly. Hosted by the Global Health Center at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Global He@lth 2030 Innovation Task Force, the Novartis Foundation, and PATH, the event brought together leaders from governments, the private sector, and civil society to discuss how digital technologies are changing health care worldwide, and the impact digital health transformation is having on Universal Health Coverage and economic development…

Steve Davis, CEO of PATH, announced the formation of the Center of Digital and Data Excellence at PATH. The new Center brings together expertise in digital health and data from around the organization to promote the integration of digital technologies and data best practices across PATH’s programs. “Through the Center of Digital and Data Excellence, we will build stronger ties between digital and data to provide immediate, powerful way to increase the cost-efficiency and quality of health services—while simultaneously long-standing inequities in health care,” said Mr. Davis.

PATH has named Dykki Settle as its chief digital officer to oversee the Center of Digital and Data Excellence. “We believe deeply in the power of digital health and data to accelerate progress towards health equity and Universal Health Coverage,” said Mr. Settle. “Through the Center of Digital and Data Excellence, we can build stronger ties between digital and data, and begin to address the looming challenges of data security, innovation scale-up, and long-term sustainability.”…

Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to 25 May 2019]
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UNAIDS [to 25 May 2019]
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
24 May 2019
Leveraging technology and innovation to end AIDS and tuberculosis
24 May 2019
The road to equality for LGBTI people in India
22 May 2019
First Lady of Kenya visits UNAIDS to highlight Beyond Zero
20 May 2019
People who inject drugs falling behind in access to HIV treatment
UNICEF  [to 25 May 2019]
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Press release
Geneva Palais Briefing Note: Children’s nutrition at risk in Afghanistan
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.

Press release
Statement on attacks in the Central African Republic
by Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa

Press release
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas visits Ethiopia to meet refugee children fleeing conflict and humanitarian crises

Press release
Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Opening Session Oslo, Norway, 23 May 2019

Protect the rights of children of foreign fighters stranded in Syria and Iraq
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
Vaccine Confidence Project  [to 25 May 2019]
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  [to 25 May 2019]
May 2019
Update for Providers
Announcements: The Maurice R. Hilleman Essay Contest for students, blood test or vaccine dose video, and podcast about fevers 
Wellcome Trust  [to 25 May 2019]
Opinion | 20 May 2019
5 matters of urgency for the World Health Assembly 2019
by Jeremy Farrar
Jeremy Farrar on five things that need urgent attention at this year’s World Health Assembly.
Opinion | 20 May 2019
Research institutions are best placed to support researchers with public engagement
by Rebecca Jones, Georgia Bladon
The Wistar Institute   [to 25 May 2019]
Press Release   May 22, 2019
Novel Role in Spatial Chromosome Organization Identified for Frequently Mutated Cancer Protein
ARID1A controls how the genome is spatially organized in the nucleus to coordinate gene expression.
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)   [to 25 May 2019]
Announcement of 2019 OIE Photo Competition winners
Today, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has published the long awaited results of the fifth annual OIE Photo competition following its closure on 15 April 2019. The OIE announced seven winners on its dedicated website: The competition, launched in February and titled “Animal health and welfare beyond the cliché”, was a golden opportunity for entrants to artistically and creatively shed light on the importance of the work done worldwide by animal health players in the implementation of OIE International Standards.
BIO    [to 25 May 2019]
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network  [to 25 May 2019]
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IFPMA   [to 25 May 2019]
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PhRMA    [to 25 May 2019]
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