Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 14 Sep 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 14 Sep 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.
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Website not responding at inquiry

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
News & Press Releases
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EDCTP [to 14 Sep 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 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Website not responding at inquiry

 

European Medicines Agency [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
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European Vaccine Initiative [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
Latest news
International partnership to advance the clinical development of a new vaccine against Shigella and ETEC
10 September 2019
Horizon2020 award to consortium will support the testing of an innovative live attenuated vaccine in phase I clinical trials in Europe and Bangladesh
Under coordination by EVI, the SHIGETECVAX consortium, made up of partners including EVI, EveliQure, icddr,b, University of Gothenburg, and PATH, will be advancing a radically new approach for a vaccine against Shigella and ETEC, developed by EveliQure Biotechnologies.
To read the full news release, please click this link

 

FDA [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
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Gavi [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
Latest news
Gavi receives the 2019 Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award
Award given for saving millions of lives by providing sustained access to childhood vaccines around the globe
10 September 2019
{See Milestones above for detail]

Vaccine Manufacturer GS1 Compliance
09 September 2019
Starting 1 October 2019, for vaccine tenders backed by Gavi financing issued by UNICEF, it will be a requirement to have GS1 barcoding on the secondary packaging by latest 31 December 2021.

 

GHIT Fund [to 14 Sep 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 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
Updates
General Assembly of the United Nations 74th Session
09 September 2019

Updates
Global Fund Strategic Review 2020
09 September 2019
…The Global Fund seeks qualified consultants/firms/consortia to perform the review, starting in October 2019. Detailed information and instructions are in the request for proposals TGF-19-076 [ download in English ] . The closing date is 4 October 2019.

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Releases
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IAVI [to 14 Sep 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/
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IFRC [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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IVAC [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
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IVI [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
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JEE Alliance [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Mediterranean migration
Ocean Viking survivors to disembark in Lampedusa six days after the first survivo…
Press Release 14 Sep 2019

Rohingya refugee crisis
ASEAN should show true leadership on Rohingya, Myanmar
Op-Ed 13 Sep 2019

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – August 2019
Crisis Update 13 Sep 2019

Iraq
Mosul’s expectant mothers just can’t wait
Project Update 11 Sep 2019

France
Unaccompanied minors, symbols of a policy of mistreatment
Report 10 Sep 2019

France
Rejected and traumatised: Unaccompanied minors arriving in France
Project Update 10 Sep 2019

About MSF
Dr Christos Christou new International President of MSF
Statement 9 Sep 2019

 

NIH [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
NIAID officials call for innovative research on sexually transmitted infections
September 9, 2019 — Globally, more than 1 million new STI cases are diagnosed each day.

 

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.oic-oci.org/home/?lan=en
Selected Press Releases
OIC Participates in Polio Eradication Islamic Advisory Group
The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) was held in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, on 4 September 2019, under the patronage of His Eminence the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-sharief. The Meeting was attended by Members of IAG, including representatives from the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Islamic Development Bank Group, World Health Organization and UNICEF. Representatives of priority countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia) also attended the meeting that reviewed progress made in the fight against polio and discussed a plan for future activities of IAG….
05/09/2019

 

PATH [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
PATH partners with Bayer Foundation to fight malaria in Senegal
September 13, 2019 by PATH
PATH received a EUR 750,000 grant from the Bayer Foundation to develop a community champion and outreach program in Senegal. This funding is part of Bayer’s ongoing EUR 20 million program, which aims to support social innovation for nearly 100 million smallholder farmers and their family members by 2030.

Kenya joins Malawi and Ghana to roll out the world’s first malaria vaccine
Seattle, WA, September 13, 2019 – PATH congratulates Kenya as it joins Ghana and Malawi in providing the world’s first malaria vaccine to children through routine immunization. With the start of vaccination in Kenya, the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) is now fully underway…

 

ProMED [Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases] [to 14 Sep 2019]
International Society for Infectious Diseases
https://www.promedmail.org/announcements/
Selected Announcements/Posts
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
10 September 2019
UNAIDS still ahead in implementing UN-SWAP

10 September 2019
Ending AIDS is everyone’s business

10 September 2019
Five years on: 300 Fast-Track cities come together

 

UNICEF [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Press release
Mozambique: Children living in storm-affected areas face worsening food insecurity and nutrition crisis six months after Cyclone Idai
UNICEF projects more than 38,000 children could become severely malnourished by early 2020
14/09/2019

Press release
Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas Government and UNICEF to bring 10,000 displaced children back to school
12/09/2019

Press release
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on child deaths in Gaza
12/09/2019

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
Most Recent Articles
Measles Outbreaks and Flu Vaccine Season
Published on Sep 03, 2019
This article includes videos and downloadable resources about measles and influenza infections and the vaccines that help to prevent them.

 

Wellcome Trust [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 11 September 2019
How can we improve equity in science education?
by Anita Krishnamurthi

Opinion | 11 September 2019
The generosity of 500,000 healthy volunteers could help us all
by Sara Marshall

Opinion | 10 September 2019
Why we need to reimagine how we do research
by Jeremy Farrar
The emphasis on excellence in the research system is stifling diverse thinking and positive behaviours. As a community we can rethink our approach to research culture.

Opinion | 10 September 2019
Why are we seeing spikes in measles compared to other infectious diseases?
by Charlie Weller

 

The Wistar Institute [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Release Sep. 12, 2019
Major Grant Awarded to Wistar Supports Development of a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria
PHILADELPHIA — (September 12, 2019) — The Wistar Institute has received a grant of approximately $4.6 million from the National Institutes of Health in support of innovative research to tackle antibiotic resistance.

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
10/09/19
European politicians and scientists join forces to face ASF
Today in Sofia, Bulgaria, high level representatives, including The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, the OIE Director General Dr Monique Eloit and five Agriculture Ministers1of the Balkan countries, joined the openingof the Standing Group of Experts on African swine fever(ASF)in Europe organized by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This mobilisation is a strong signal of support for the work done by veterinary experts to find adequate solutions to stop the spread of ASF in the European region…

 

 

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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BIO [to 14 Sep 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
Events
DCVMN 20th Annual General Meeting
21 October 2019 to 23 October 2019
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

 

IFPMA [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Statements
New report provides a policy framework to support countries in implementing an effective life-course approach
09 September 2019

Industry and Stakeholders reaffirm their commitment to ensuring ethics and integrity across health systems
09 September 2019

 

PhRMA [to 14 Sep 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
Press Release
Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman
Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2019)—The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is pleased to announce that Giovanni Caforio, M.D., chairman and CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb has assumed the role of chairman of the PhRMA board of directors.
Prior to today’s announcement, Caforio held the position of chairman-elect and before that, the position of treasurer for the PhRMA Board. Caforio succeeds Olivier Brandicourt, CEO, Sanofi, who announced his retirement from Sanofi effective September 1, 2019…

 

Industry Watch [to 14 Sep 2019]
Selected Announcements
:: Pfizer Announces Positive Preliminary Results from a Proof-of-Concept Phase 2 Study (B7471003) of its 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Candidate Being Investigated for the Prevention of Invasive Disease and Otitis Media in Healthy Infants
Additionally, Pfizer Has Completed Enrollment of its Phase 3 Studies (NCT03828617, NCT03835975 and NCT03760146) for its 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Candidate Being Investigated for the Prevention of Invasive Disease and Pneumonia in Adults Aged 18 Years and Older
September 09, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time