Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 4 Jan 2020]
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 4 Jan 2020]
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 4 Jan 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest news
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
News & Press Releases
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EDCTP [to 4 Jan 2020]
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 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
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European Vaccine Initiative [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
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Fondation Merieux [to 4 Jan 2020]
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 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
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GHIT Fund [to 4 Jan 2020]
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 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News & Stories
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Hilleman Laboratories [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Releases
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IAVI [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
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International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities [ICMRA]
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Research
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International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
https://www.igbamedicines.org/
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IFRC [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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IVAC [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
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IVI [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
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JEE Alliance [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Syria
“There are no safe places for people in Idlib”
Interview 27 Dec 2019

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – December 2019
Crisis Update 27 Dec 2019

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Military presence leads MSF to stop activities in Ebola-affected Biakato
Press Release 24 Dec 2019
Following security incidents in Biakato, Democratic Republic of Congo, an increase in security – including armed military forces – have been deployed around and within health structures. The presence of arms and weapons in hospitals and clinics has resulted in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) taking the difficult decision to stop medical activities – including those related to Ebola – in Biakato.
“We are no longer able to work in accordance with our principles of neutrality and impartiality,” said Ewenn Chenard, Emergency Coordinator for MSF. “We regret this decision, but the presence of armed forces around and within the health structures of Biakato goes against our principles.”
MSF has been working with the people of Biakato, located in DRC’s northeastern Ituri province, since 2016, supporting the Ministry of Health. Initially, our activities were dedicated to assisting victims of sexual violence…

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 4 Jan 2020]
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 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
Changed route of immunization dramatically improves efficacy of TB vaccine
January 2, 2020 — NIH scientists report results from animal study.
… Now, researchers from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and their colleagues have shown that simply changing the dose and route of administration from intradermal (ID) to intravenous (IV) greatly increases the vaccine’s ability to protect rhesus macaques from infection following exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes TB. The findings provide a new understanding of the mechanisms of BCG-elicited protection against tuberculosis infection and disease. In addition, the findings support investigation of IV BCG administration in clinical trials to determine whether this route improves its effectiveness in teens and adults.
Study investigators at the NIAID Vaccine Research Center were led by Robert A. Seder, M.D., and Mario Roederer, Ph.D. Their collaborators included JoAnne L. Flynn, Ph.D., of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine…

 

PATH [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
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UNAIDS [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
26 December 2019
Treating HIV-positive children with speed and skill

 

UNICEF [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Statement
UNICEF’s New Year appeal for Syria: Cease fighting in the northwest and end the nine-year war
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
02/01/2020

Press release
New Year’s babies: Over 392,000 children will be born worldwide on New Year’s Day
In 2020, UNICEF is calling for world leaders and nations to invest in health workers with the know-how and equipment to save every newborn
01/01/2020

Press release
2019 concludes a ‘deadly decade’ for children in conflict, with more than 170,000 grave violations verified since 2010
Three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010, an average of 45 violations a day
29/12/2019

Statement
Children bear the brunt of intensifying violence in northwest Syria
Statement from Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
24/12/2019

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News | 28 December 2019
MBE for Nicola Perrin in Queen’s New Year Honours
Nicola Perrin, former Head of Policy at Wellcome and latterly Head of Understanding Patient Data, has been awarded an MBE for her work on championing the responsible use of patient data.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
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BIO [to 4 Jan 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
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IFPMA [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
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PhRMA [to 4 Jan 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
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