Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 31 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 31 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.
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CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
News & Press Releases
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EDCTP [to 31 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 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
News: Global public meeting on draft ICH guideline on clinical trials
Last updated: 30/08/2019
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
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Gavi [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
Latest news
Gavi sets ambitious goal to immunise 300 million people by 2025, leaving no one behind 
30 August 2019
[See Milestones above for detail]

New Gavi impact figures released: 66 million immunised and 1.7 million deaths averted in 2018 
28 August 2019

Gavi and Japanese growth equity fund collaborate to support innovative startups for immunisation 
28 August 2019
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

GHIT Fund [to 31 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 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
News
TICAD Pledges to Spur More Investments in Global Health
30 August 2019
Sourcing & Management of Health Products

Global Fund Finalizes Procurement Service Agent Fees
28 August 2019
Voices

TICAD is a Great Path to Sustainable Global Prosperity
28 August 2019
Updates

5 days, 5 pledges
28 August 2019
News

Republic of Korea Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Fight Against TB and Malaria
27 August 2019
Sourcing & Management of Health Products

Opportunity for Evaluation of Selected Medicines
26 August 2019
News

Global Fund Applauds Germany’s Major Pledge Increase
25 August 2019
News

Global Fund Welcomes Italy’s Increased Contribution
25 August 2019
News

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Releases
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IAVI [to 31 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
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
29 August 2019
How Japanese investors primed a global market for vaccine bonds
From an acclaimed debut Uridashi to the latest investment by Dai-ichi Life, Japanese investors set a trend for socially responsible investing.
Leaders from the global health community are convening this week at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), where Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is unveiling its Investment Opportunity detailing the plans for the 2021 to 2025 strategic period…

Immunisation is the world’s most universal, cost-effective health intervention, but there are still diseases for which there is no effective vaccine. Now, with the help of institutional investors like Dai-ichi Life, work to develop those vaccines is underway.

IFFIm’s latest Vaccine Bond issuance in July 2019 raised NOK600 million in immediate funding for the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a public private initiative that accelerates development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and enables equitable access to these vaccines during outbreaks. Dai-ichi Life purchased 73% of the issue, becoming its biggest investor and the first institutional investor in vaccine bonds from Japan.
Looking to the future, IFFIm’s support for CEPI will yield dividends in the form of new vaccines for deadly epidemics and diseases…

 

IFRC [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ebola: As death toll approaches 2,000, vaccines, treatment and behaviour change equally important
Nairobi/Geneva 27 August 2019—The availability of an effective vaccine against Ebola and the recent confirmation of two effective treatments do not negate the importance of building trust and understanding in communities affected by the outbreak, warns …
[See Ebola above for detail]

 

IVAC [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
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IVI [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
IVI acquires supplemental funding for Severe Typhoid in Africa Program (SETA Plus)
August 28, 2019 – SEOUL, South Korea – The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) has received additional funds of $4.33 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand Severe Typhoid in Africa (SETA) Program activities in close alignment with the “Effect of a novel typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa: a multicenter study in Ghana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (THECA)” program coordinated by the University of Cambridge. With this SETA Plus supplement, IVI can continue with and strengthen its research on the epidemiological and economic impact of typhoid in Africa to pave the way for future Gavi-supported introductions.
With this supplemental funding, the SETA Program transitions to SETA Plus. In total, the Gates Foundation has invested $13.86M in the SETA program at IVI. “This additional funding highlights both the Gates Foundation’s interest in typhoid control and the critical value of information on typhoid and other Salmonella-related diseases that SETA and the Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) that preceded it have generated,” says Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General of IVI…

 

JEE Alliance [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports
DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – August 2019

Yemen
Chaos and fighting in Aden as over 50 wounded admitted in just a few hours
Press Release 29 Aug 2019

Yemen
A population on the frontline, indiscriminate attacks on civilians, and still no sign of…
Voices from the Field 27 Aug 2019

Access to medicines
Gavi should stop awarding special funds to Pfizer and GSK for pneumonia vaccine
Press Release 26 Aug 2019
:: Millions of children around the world remain vulnerable to pneumonia – the leading cause of childhood death – because of exploitative pricing by Pfizer and GSK
:: Nearly one-third of the world’s countries have been unable to introduce the vaccine, largely due to its high price
:: More children could be protected if Gavi reserved its special funding for a new manufacturer offering a more affordable version of the pneumonia vaccine

Palestine
Mental healthcare in translation
Project Update 25 Aug 2019

 

NIH [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
NIH announces six inaugural Genomic Innovator Awards
August 27, 2019 — Supporting early career investigators at the cutting edge of genomics.

 

PATH [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
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ProMED [Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases] [to 31 Aug 2019]
International Society for Infectious Diseases
https://www.promedmail.org/announcements/
Selected Announcements/Posts
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
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UNICEF [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Statement
Protecting children and engaging communities key to ending Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as deaths pass 2,000
Statement attributable to Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
30/08/2019
[See Ebola above for detail]

Press release
More than 1,100 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Greece need urgent shelter and protection
European Member States urged to increase relocation pledges and fast-track family reunifications
29/08/201

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Posted on 26 Aug, 2019
Article of the week
David Grimes presents an excellent discussion on the imbalance of “balanced”  reporting of evidence and perceptions of evidence – HL A dangerous balancing act:  On matters of science, a well-meaning desire to present all views equally can be an Trojan

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News | 30 August 2019
Paul Schreier is new Chief Operating Officer at Wellcome
Paul Schreier has been appointed as Wellcome’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of our operations.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Release
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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BIO [to 31 Aug 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
Events
DCVMN 20th Annual General Meeting
21 October 2019 to 23 October 2019
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

 

IFPMA [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
29 July 2019 – Publication
The Complex Journey of a Vaccine – The Steps Behind Developing a New Vaccine

 

PhRMA [to 31 Aug 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
Selected Press Releases, Statements
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