Announcements

Announcements

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 22 Jun 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 22 Jun 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.
06.17.2019  |
CARB-X awards Oxford Drug Design funding to develop a new class of antibiotics to treat drug-resistant Gram-negative infections
CARB-X is awarding Oxford Drug Design Ltd. of Oxford, UK, up to $2.55 million in non-dilutive funding with the possibility of $4.24 million more if certain project milestones are met, to develop a new class of antibiotics for the treatment of Gram-negative bacterial infections using an approach designed to reduce the likelihood that resistance will emerge.

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
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EDCTP [to 22 Jun 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
17 June 2019
ASAAP paediatric malaria treatment study kicks off in Ghana
The ASAAP project – a multi-country, multi-site clinical study to evaluate a new malaria triple therapy for children – has its kick-off meeting today in Accra, Ghana. The project is led and coordinated by Dr Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré of the Kumasi Centre…

Emory Vaccine Center [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
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European Vaccine Initiative [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
Event
Inauguration of a health center in Lebanon
June 21, 2019 – Lebanon
On June 21, a new health center was inaugurated in Duris, Baalbeck-Hermel Governorate in northeastern Lebanon.
The partners of this international solidarity project, represented by Dr. Jamil Jabak, Minister of Health of Lebanon, Mr. Bachir Khodr, Governor of Baalbek-Hermel, Gen. Nazih Njeim, Mayor of Duris, Dr. Kamel Mohanna, President of Amel Association, Ms. Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Prince’s Government of Monaco, and Mr. Alain Mérieux, President of the Mérieux Foundation, gathered for the inauguration ceremony.
The Mérieux Foundation built this medical center with funding from the International Cooperation Department of the Prince’s Government of Monaco and Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux. The project was also supported by the municipality of Duris, which provided the land, and the Governor of Baalbek-Hermel, who facilitated the project…

Announcement
General Jean-Pierre Bosser appointed Director General of the Mérieux Foundation
June 18, 2019 – Lyon (France)
The meeting of the Mérieux Foundation Board of Directors, presided by Alain Mérieux, took place on June 14th. The Board unanimously approved the appointment of General Jean-Pierre Bosser as Director General of the Mérieux Foundation.
General Bosser, currently Chief of Staff of the French Army, will take on his new role at the foundation in September 2019.
“I am delighted to welcome General Bosser to lead our foundation”, said Alain Mérieux, President of the Mérieux Foundation. “We share the same long-term vision for the greater good. General Bosser’s experience and understanding of the realities of the field will be invaluable to us in carrying out our mission to serve public health and thus help the most vulnerable populations.”

Gavi [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
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GHIT Fund [to 22 Jun 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 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
Sir Elton John and President Macron Call for $14 Billion for Global Fund Replenishment
21 June 2019
PARIS – Sir Elton John joined French President Emmanuel Macron to call on the world to raise at least US$14 billion for the Global Fund to save 16 million lives over the next three years. The two addressed supporters of the Solidays music festival after President Macron presented Sir Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV.
“The fight against AIDS has been my passion for many, many years,” said Sir Elton. “We have made such incredible progress, but we cannot become complacent. A fully replenished Global Fund is essential if we are going to consign this disease to history. I commend President Macron for his leadership in this effort.”
Sir Elton was joined by President Macron, who called on the world to step up the fight to save 16 million lives through a successful Replenishment of the Global Fund.
Watch the full remarks here..

News
The Global Fund Praises Botswana’s Move to Uphold Rights of LGBT People
17 June 2019

Hilleman Laboratories [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
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IAVI [to 22 Jun 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 22 Jun 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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IVAC [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
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IVI [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
Prof. Young Chul Sung, biotech leader, personally donates US$8.4 million to IVI
Fund to support IVI’s projects to vaccinate children in developing countries throughout Asia-Pacific and Africa, to develop vaccines against emerging viruses
June 18, 2019 – SEOUL, South Korea. The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) held a donation ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul in honor of Prof. Young-Chul Sung of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) on June 18, 2019. Prof. Sung, a biotech leader who is a member of the Korea Support Committee for IVI (KSC), signed an agreement during the ceremony to personally donate 10 billion KRW (US$8.43 million) to IVI via the KSC.
The donation, the biggest ever to IVI by an individual donor, is earmarked to fund multi-year vaccination projects for the prevention of neglected infectious diseases in children in developing countries throughout in Asia-Pacific and Africa, and laboratory research projects to develop vaccines against emerging viral diseases…

JEE Alliance [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports
Libya
“Healthwise, it was a disaster” in Libya’s Zintan and Gharyan …
Project Update 21 Jun 2019

Mali
Violence in central Mali has reached unprecedented levels
Interview 20 Jun 2019

Yemen
Aerial bombardments in Sa’ada
Project Update 20 Jun 2019

South Sudan
Life inside or outside a displacement camp
Project Update 20 Jun 2019

Mexico
Mass arrests drive migrants underground and cut them off from…
Press Release 19 Jun 2019

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move
Refugees around the world: Stories of survival
Voices from the Field 19 Jun 2019

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – June 2019
Crisis Update 17 Jun 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Restoring trust among communities fearful of Ebola
Project Update 13 Jun 2019

NIH [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
June 19, 2019
Study of multiethnic genomes identifies 27 genetic variants associated with disease
— NIH-funded research highlights need for diversity in study populations, creates a comprehensive genomic toolkit for scientists.

PATH [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
21 June 2019
Virtual communities power HIV services in China

20 June 2019
Botswana enters new phase of AIDS response

19 June 2019
China marks International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day

18 June 2019
Young women more affected by HIV than young men in western and central Africa

UNAIDS continues to support the response to the HIV outbreak in Pakistan

Ukraine: government to fund publicly procured HIV services

UNICEF [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Statement
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore following three-day visit to Mexico
21/06/2019

Press release
Geneva Palais briefing note on the situation for children in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon
Over 80 per cent of schools closed as a result of crisis, denying more than 600,000 children access to education
21/06/2019

Press release
1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO
New report on inequalities in access to water, sanitation and hygiene also reveals more than half of the world does not have access to safe sanitation services.
18/06/2019
[See Milestones above for detail]

Statement
UNICEF condemns use of children as human bombs in north-east Nigeria
Statement by UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins
17/06/2019

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Confidence Commentary:
New Global Monitor in Public Trust in Science, Health and Vaccines
19 Jun, 2019
The Wellcome Trust launched their first Global Monitor surveying over 140,000 individuals in 140 countries regarding their trust in science, scientists , health professionals and vaccines.
The Global Monitor adopted the Vaccine Confidence Project’s  Vaccine Confidence Index (TM) to measure confidence in vaccine importance, safety and effectiveness…

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News | 19 June 2019
World survey reveals people trust experts but want to know more about science
Wellcome Global Monitor 2018 shows high overall global trust in doctors, nurses and scientists, and confidence in vaccines.
[See Milestones above for detail]

The Wistar Institute [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
19/06/19
New Multi-Partner Trust Fund launched to combat Antimicrobial Resistance globally
In a major boost  to combat one of the gravest risks to global human health security,   a dedicated funding vehicle allowing national, regional and global partners to devote resources to accelerate global action against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was unveiled here today at a Ministerial Conference.
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

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BIO [to 22 Jun 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
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IFPMA [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA [to 22 Jun 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
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