Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 3 Aug 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 3 Aug 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.
07.31.2019  |
CARB-X funds BB100 to develop a unique monoclonal antibody to prevent and treat hyper-virulent multi-drug-resistant E. coli infections
CARB-X, a global partnership led by Boston University, is awarding BB100 LLC, a subsidiary of Bravos Biosciences of Schenectady, New York, USA, up to $3.0 million in non-dilutive funding with the possibility of $6.2 million more if certain project milestones are met, to develop a novel monoclonal antibody to prevent or treat serious life-threatening infections caused by a particularly virulent strain of Gram-negative multi-drug-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) called ST131-025b, which is often associated with complicated urinary tract, bloodstream, and prostate infections.

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
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EDCTP [to 3 Aug 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
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Emory Vaccine Center [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
News: Supporting medicine developers in generating quality data packages in early access approaches (PRIME and breakthrough therapies): workshop report published
Last updated: 31/07/2019

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
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Gavi [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
Latest news
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GHIT Fund [to 3 Aug 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 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
Leading Artists and Athletes Pledge to Help End AIDS, TB and Malaria for Future Generations
30 July 2019

Feature Story
Our Promise to 7-Year-Olds Everywhere
30 July 2019

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
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IAVI [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
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International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA)
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Statements and Press Releases
Antimicrobial Resistance Press Release (July 2019)
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

 

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IFRC [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
DR Congo: Expanded humanitarian response critical to ending Ebola outbreak says IFRC
Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 1 Aug 2019 – A year on, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) continues to spread into new areas across North Kivu and Ituri.  An average of 13 new cases are reported daily, in the last three months, as insecurity, community resistance and massive unmet humanitarian needs continue to hamper the international response.
Dr Emanuele Capobianco, Director of Health and Care at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said:
“There is now a collective recognition that this terrible virus can only be stopped in its tracks when communities are engaged and placed at the centre of the response efforts.”
Alongside Ebola, ongoing measles and cholera outbreaks in DR Congo have killed more than 1,800 people in the last year. In addition, two decades of violence and conflict have deprived millions of access to basic services like health and education.
“Communities continue to be suspicious of the Ebola response because they feel that it is not addressing their broader needs. Moving forward in this response, we need to ensure that we are adequately responding to the priorities and concerns of these communities. This means expanding the response to include broader health and humanitarian needs.”…

Americas, Venezuela
Venezuela: New Red Cross health consignment arrives in Caracas from Italy
A consignment of 34 tons of medicines and medical supplies arrived at Caracas international airport this morning from Italy, the president of the Venezuelan Red Cross, Dr. Mario Villaroel, has confirmed. The shipment that arrived today includes essential medicines such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, health disposables and a range of medical equipment such as defibrillators.
31 July 2019

Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Bangladesh: Floods put 7.6 million at risk, IFRC announces tenfold increase in assistance
Continued heavy rainfalls in Bangladesh combined with severe flooding in neighbouring countries have led to the highest river water levels in a century putting 7.6 million people at risk of hunger and disease.
31 July 2019

 

IVAC [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
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IVI [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
IVI teams up with 4 Korean partners to nurture vaccine industry professionals
July 31, SEOUL, South Korea. IVI has exchanged a memorandum of understanding with four Korean partners – Andong National University (ANU), Andong City, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, and SK bioscience, to nurture human resources critical to vaccine industry development. IVI Director General, Dr. Jerome Kim attended an MOU signing ceremony at ANU on July 31, which brought together the representatives of the four partners.
Under the MOU, the five organizations agreed to seek mutual cooperation in: operating training programs for professionals in vaccine technology development, organizing and supporting joint programs for research and development of new vaccine technology, establishing and supporting on-site training programs such as on-the-job training and internships, and supporting training programs for workers at industrial sites…

 

JEE Alliance [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports
DRC Ebola outbreaks
10 facts on a year of Ebola in DRC
Project Update 2 Aug 2019

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – August 2019
Crisis Update 2 Aug 2019

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Tenth Ebola outbreak in DRC still rages, one year on
Voices from the Field 1 Aug 2019
 

DRC Ebola outbreaks
DRC Ebola outbreak response struggling one year on
Project Update 31 Jul 2019

 

 

Syria
Escalating conflict in Idlib leaves increasing numbers dead, wounded or displaced
Project Update 31 Jul 2019

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Not contained, new cases: three questions on vaccines and the Ebola outbreak in…
Interview 31 Jul 2019

 

NIH [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
August 1, 2019
Experimental respiratory syncytial virus vaccine prompts antibody surge
— Structure-based candidate designed by NIH scientists.

 

PATH [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
2 August 2019
The right to disclose your own status

31 July 2019
Mapping HIV laws and policies
A new website that enables people to identify national laws and policies related to the AIDS response has been launched by UNAIDS.
Covering areas as diverse as a country’s ability to diagnose HIV among young babies, the existence of laws that discriminate against transgender people and whether people are prosecuted for carrying condoms, the Laws and Policies Analytics website aims to give a full overview of a country’s laws and policies related to the HIV response. It also allows to view policy data jointly with other data on the HIV epidemic and response.
“We must better understand legal and policy environments to drive effective responses to the HIV epidemic. This new tool will provide access to data on national laws and policies and allow for joint analysis with data on the epidemic and response, so that we can drive more deeply-informed decision-making,” said Shannon Hader, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Programme…

 

UNICEF [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Statement
July ends with brutal acts of violence perpetrated against children across the Middle East and North Africa
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
02/08/2019

Press release
Why family-friendly policies are critical to increasing breastfeeding rates worldwide
01/08/2019

Statement
Inter-Agency Statement on Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one year on
31/07/2019
[See Ebola – DRC above for detail]

Press release
Geneva Palais briefing note on the impact of the Ebola outbreak on children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This is a summary of remarks by Jerome Pfaffman, UNICEF Senior Health Specialist – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva
30/07/2019
[See Ebola – DRC above for detail]

Press release
UNICEF ramps up Ebola prevention efforts as South Sudan assessed as ‘high-risk’ country
UN children’s agency reaches 3 million with Ebola prevention messages
29/07/2019
[See Ebola – DRC above for detail]

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 1 August 2019
How we can give a more diverse group of undergraduates hands-on research experience
Claire Fenton
Research Landscape Manager, Wellcome
We’re changing how we award Biomedical Vacation Scholarships, so that more students from underrepresented groups can gain scientific research experience.

News | 27 July 2019
‘The final months of 2019 could be a tipping point for UK science’
The text of our letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to set out his vision for UK science as soon as possible

 

The Wistar Institute [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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BIO [to 3 Aug 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
Jul 31 2019
HHS Drug Importation Plan a “Misguided Attempt to Keep an Ill-Informed Campaign Promise”
“There is simply no way to adopt an importation scheme that doesn’t jeopardize the health and well-being of America’s patients,” BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood said.

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
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IFPMA [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA [to 3 Aug 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
July 31, 2019
PhRMA Statement On Administration’s Drug Importation Scheme
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl issued the following statement:
“The Administration’s importation scheme is far too dangerous for American patients. There is no way to guarantee the safety of drugs that come into the country from outside the United States’ gold-standard supply chain…”