Announcements

Announcements

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
Press Release
Advancing Leading Edge Cancer Research in a $4.5 Million Collaboration
July 11, 2019
LLS, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Join Forces to Advance Leading Edge Cancer Research

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 13 Jul 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 13 Jul 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.
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CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://cepi.net/
10 July 2019
CEPI awards contract worth up to US$12.5 million to consortium led by Wageningen Bioveterinary Research to develop a human vaccine against Rift Valley fever
With support from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, CEPI will provide funding for vaccine manufacturing, preclinical research, and a phase 1 study to assess a single-dose vaccine candidate.

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
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EDCTP [to 13 Jul 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
12 July 2019
Director General Jean-Eric Paquet visits EDCTP-funded CHAPS adolescent study in Cape Town
On 8 July 2019, the European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation, Jean-Eric Paquet, visited the Emavulandleni Research Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, together with colleagues from the European Commission, the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa, the South African Medical Research Council and EDCTP. This research centre is one of the sites for the EDCTP-funded ‘Combined HIV Adolescent Prevention Study’ (CHAPS), led by Professor Linda Gail-Bekker and conducted South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Emory Vaccine Center [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
Press release: EU and US reach a milestone in mutual recognition of inspections of medicines manufacturers
Last updated: 12/07/2019

Press release: Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 8-11 July 2019
PRAC, Last updated: 11/07/2019

News: Guido Rasi elected chair of International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA)
Last updated: 08/07/2019

European Vaccine Initiative [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
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Gavi [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
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GHIT Fund [to 13 Jul 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 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
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Hilleman Laboratories [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
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IAVI [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
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International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA)
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Monday 8 July 2019
Election of New Chair and Vice Chairs of ICMRA (July 2019)
…ICMRA brings together the leaders of regulatory authorities around the world to provide
strategic direction for enhanced cooperation on common scientific, regulatory or safety
challenges, improved communication and information sharing and effective global crisis
response mechanisms…

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IFRC [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Asia Pacific, Bangladesh
Cox’s Bazar: Heavy rains trigger landslides in camps, Red Crescent response efforts underway
Cox’s Bazar/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 11 July 2019 – Heavy rains triggered landslides in camps in Cox’s Bazar housing more than 900,000 people from Rakhine state, Myanmar. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society response operations are underway in seven camps where …
11 July 2019

IVAC [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
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IVI [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
IVI exchanged a memorandum of understanding with the Armed Forces Medical Research Institute (AFMRI)
July 12, 2019 – SEOUL, South Korea. Today IVI exchanged a memorandum of understanding with the Armed Forces Medical Research Institute (AFMRI), the Korean military’s only institution dedicated to medical research and development, prevention of diseases, and promotion of health of military personnel.
Through this partnership, IVI and AFMRI will seek the exchange of research resources and close cooperation for the development of a vaccine against human adenovirus type 55, which is reported to cause outbreaks of acute respiratory diseases among military trainees and in school populations around the world. Both parties will also aim to facilitate discussions to explore and conduct joint research projects, and to support the vaccination of the Armed Forces…

JEE Alliance [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports
Ethiopia
The constant cycle of displacement
Project Update 12 Jul 2019

Iraq
Supporting people in Qayyarah
Project Update 12 Jul 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Six years on, still no news of our colleagues held hostage by armed group…
Statement 11 Jul 2019

Annual Report
International Activity Report 2018
10 Jul 2019

Pakistan
The only option for cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment in Khyber Pa…
Project Update 9 Jul 2019

Myanmar
Clinic closure marks milestone for HIV treatment in Myanmar
Project Update 8 Jul 2019

NIH [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Friday, July 5, 2019
Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit From Prevention Strategies
NIH-funded studies demonstrate the value of automated prediction algorithms that could be used to prevent new HIV infections

PATH [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
July 9, 2019 by PATH
PATH applauds recognition for frontline treatment of childhood diarrheal disease by the World Health Organization
New listing for co-packaged ORS-zinc in the WHO essential medicines list could improve access and save lives
Seattle, Washington, USA, July 9, 2019 – PATH applauds a landmark decision this week by the World Health Organization (WHO) to include a new listing for co-packaged oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc sulfate in its Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) and Model List of Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc), reinforcing the lifesaving benefits of using ORS and zinc together for pediatric diarrhea management, and achieving alignment with the long-standing recommendation for the use of both therapies as frontline practice. It is estimated that more than 60 percent of childhood diarrheal deaths could be prevented with full coverage of ORS and zinc alongside other community interventions…

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
12 July 2019
Charting progress against discrimination
Laws discriminate in many ways, but the criminalization of people is one of the most devastating forms of discrimination. Despite calls for reform and the commitments under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to remove discriminatory laws and reduce inequalities:

:: Sixty-nine countries still criminalize same-sex sexual relationships.
:: More than 100 countries criminalize drug use or the personal possession of drugs and 98 countries criminalize some form of sex work.
:: One in five people in prison are there because of drug-related crimes and 80% of those are there for personal possession or use.
:: Nineteen countries deport non-nationals on the grounds of their HIV status.

A high-level political forum is meeting in New York, United States of America, from 9 to 18 July to review the progress made against the commitments of Member States towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including those on inequality and on peace, justice and strong institutions…

10 July 2019
Youth networks are saving lives
A study undertaken by Watipa and commissioned by UNAIDS and the PACT as part of its #uproot agenda found that young people play an essential role in demand creation, linkages to care and uptake of services for HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The report showcasing the results, titled Young people’s participation in community-based responses to HIV: from passive beneficiaries to active agents of change, showed that young people, particularly role models and leaders who are living with HIV, play a critical part in enabling access to HIV treatment and retention in care. The results showed that the support provided by young people to their peers has a positive effect on antiretroviral therapy adherence, navigating disclosure and living positively with HIV. Details of the types of support show that young people are actively involved in peer psychosocial support, peer-to-peer consultations, policy engagement processes, peer mobilization around specific campaigns and projects, and peer-supported hospital and care access…

UNICEF [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Statement
Attack in Afrin, Syria, kills three children and causes significant damage to school
Statement from Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
12/07/2019

Press release
Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement
Campaign led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and MSF
11/07/2019
[See Milestones above for detail]

Press release
Rohingya refugee children in Cox’s Bazar at risk from flooding and landslides as monsoon rains continue
Education for over 60,000 children in camps and host community is disrupted because of damage to learning centres
09/07/2019

Statement
At least seven children killed in yet another attack on civilians in northwest Syria
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 11 July 2019
Public health funding: a new approach to address conditions like obesity and cancer
by Sophie Hawkesworth, Portfolio Manager Population Health, Wellcome

The Wistar Institute [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Release
Jul. 9, 2019
Consortium of HIV Researchers Puts Philadelphia at Global Center of Research Advances Toward a Cure for HIV/AIDS
Wistar and partners unveil educational videos focused on taking part in a cure-directed clinical trial.

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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BIO [to 13 Jul 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
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IFPMA [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA [to 13 Jul 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
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