Announcements

Announcements

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group    [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
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BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 14 Dec 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 Dec 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 14 Dec 2019]
http://cepi.net/
Latest news
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 Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)  [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
News & Press Releases
December 9, 2019

CHAI Board announces appointment of Dr. Iain Barton as CEO in 2020

Ira C. Magaziner will continue to work with CHAI as a senior advisor and help drive new CHAI initiatives.

The Board of The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Iain Barton as CEO of CHAI to succeed Ira C. Magaziner who has led the organization since its founding in 2002. After Ira steps down as CEO on May 1, 2020, he has agreed to continue to work with CHAI for the foreseeable future as a senior advisor to Iain and to drive selected new programs.

In making the announcement, CHAI Board Chair Dr. Tachi Yamada said, “We are excited by the appointment of Iain as CEO of CHAI and the experience and creativity that he promises to bring to CHAI from his background as a physician and as an entrepreneur in African markets. We are also delighted that CHAI will continue to benefit from Ira’s vision and leadership.”…
 
 
EDCTP    [to 14 Dec 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
11 December 2019
PanACEA 2: New TB drug tested in patients for the first time in South Africa
The new promising tuberculosis drug BTZ-043 has been administered to patients for the first time in Cape Town, South Africa. This clinical study which is led by Professor Michael Hoeslcher of the Tropical Institute at the Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians…
 
 
Emory Vaccine Center    [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency  [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases

News: Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)
9-12 December 2019
CHMP, Last updated: 13/12/2019
 
 
European Vaccine Initiative  [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 14 Dec 2019]https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htmAnnouncements
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Fondation Merieux [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
20 – 22 Jan 2020
Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
Dengue pre-vaccination screening strategies workshop
Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)
 
 
Gavi [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
No new digest content identified.
GHIT Fund [to 14 Dec 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 No new digest content identified.
 
 
Global Fund [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News & Stories
Funding Model
Applicant Handbook and Resources for the 2020-2022 Funding Cycle
13 December 2019
 
 
Funding Model
Essential Data for Applicants
12 December 2019
 
 
Funding Model
Webinars on the 2020-2022 Funding Cycle
11 December 2019
 
 
Hilleman Laboratories [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Human Vaccines Project [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IAVI [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
No new digest content identified.
 
 
International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities [ICMRA]
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Research
No new digest content identified.
 
 
International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
https://www.igbamedicines.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFRC [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Global
Red Cross Red Crescent Conference: Over 160 States gather to address world’s most pressing humanitarian issues
Geneva, 12 December 2019– Representatives from 168 States joined 187 Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, at the International Conference in Geneva which closed today. The International Conference, held every four years since 1867, brings together States … A summary of all the Resolutions approved today can be found here
12 December 2019
 
 
Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia
Immediate action needed as millions face hunger in Southern Africa, warns the Red Cross
Pretoria/Nairobi/Geneva, 12 December 2019 – Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia are scali …
12 December 2019
 
 
IVAC [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IVI [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
JEE Alliance [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
No new digest content identified.
 
 
National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC 2020 Meetings
February 13-14, 2020 NVAC Meeting
June 9-10, 2020 NVAC Meeting
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)
 
 
NIH [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
NIH Renews Funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group
December 13, 2019 — Network Leads Clinical Trials that Address Antibacterial Resistance Threats
 
 
Efforts to end the HIV epidemic must not ignore people already living with HIV
December 11, 2019 — NIH experts highlight importance of addressing HIV-associated comorbidities.
 
 
Vesicles released by bacteria may reduce the spread of HIV in human tissue
December 11, 2019 — NIH study may inform ways to reduce male-to-female HIV transmission.
 
 
NIH strategic plan details pathway to achieving Hepatitis B cure
December 10, 2019 — Plan outlines efforts to intensify ongoing HBV research.
 
 
PATH [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
UNAIDS [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
9 December 2019
Barriers to PrEP must be removed
Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has shown considerable impact in reducing new HIV infections when provided as an additional HIV prevention choice to gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people and sex workers.
PrEP is now being rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa for serodiscordant couples and adolescent girls and young women who are at higher risk of HIV infection. Uptake is high when community-level stigma and misconceptions are addressed, when women and girls are provided with accurate and relevant messaging about PrEP and when PrEP is framed as an empowering prevention method and a positive life choice.
However, further global expansion of PrEP requires countries to address regulatory issues and other barriers that are stopping people who want to use PrEP from doing so.

UNICEF [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Statement
The United Nations Network on Migration Commemorates First Anniversary of the Adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
11/12/2019

Press release
Despite significant increase in birth registration, a quarter of the world’s children remain ‘invisible’
Proportion of registered births increased almost 20 per cent over past decade, yet 166 million children under-five have never been officially recorded
10/12/2019

Press release
COP25: UNICEF Global Chief of Communication Paloma Escudero remarks at high-level UNICEF-OHCHR event
As prepared
09/12/2019
 
 
Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Wellcome Trust [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 11 December 2019
Redefining public engagement with science
by Carla Ross, Research and Evidence Lead Wellcome
Actively involving the public in research can help researchers solve challenges and makes engagement more purposeful for everyone.
 
 
Explainer | 10 December 2019
How to write persuasively about drug-resistant infections
If you’re an advocate, policy maker or expert working on drug-resistant infections, you often need to write convincingly to make your audience understand and care about the issue. Here are some practical examples to help you do that.
 
 
The Wistar Institute [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
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BIO [to 14 Dec 2019]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Release
Senate Confirms Dr. Hahn to Lead the Food and Drug Administration
December 12, 2019
Former Congressman Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to serve as the next commissioner of the FDA:
“The Food and Drug Administration plays a critical role in helping to ensure patients and consumers have access to the innovative medicines our scientists and researchers discover, as well as to the next wave of food-related biotechnology innovation. We congratulate Dr. Hahn on his confirmation, and we look forward to working with him and the entire FDA team to ensure the American people continue to benefit from the power and promise of biotechnology.”
 
 
DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFPMA [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
No new digest content identified.
 
 
PhRMA [to 14 Dec 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
Press Release
R&D Focus: Four ways the biopharmaceutical industry leads in delivering new treatments and cures
December 9, 2019 In recent years, rapid advances in scientific discovery have ushered in a new era of medicine, transforming our ability to treat, and in some cases cure, some of the most challenging diseases, including cancer, rare diseases and autoimmune conditions. These advancements are due to the productivity of the United States’ biomedical research ecosystem, which is sustained by a policy framework that is designed to support and advance America’s leadership in the innovation of new medicines. Central to the success of this ecosystem is the leadership that comes from America’s biopharmaceutical research companies…