Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 6 June 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BARDA [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
JUNE 04, 2020
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $1.6 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to protect the next generation with lifesaving vaccines
Global leaders unite to safeguard 300 million more children from disease and mitigate consequences of COVID-19

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 6 June 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 6 June 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 6 June 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
The University of Queensland, CEPI and CSL partner to advance development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccine candidate
CEPI and CSL will fund the development and manufacture of UQ’s “molecular clamp” enabled vaccine against COVID-19.
COVID-19
05 Jun 2020

CEPI partners with AstraZeneca to manufacture 300 million globally accessible doses of COVID-19 vaccine
CEPI will invest a total of up to $383m in this partnership to support the manufacture the AZD1222 vaccine candidate.
COVID-19
04 Jun 2020

CEPI awards up to US $14.1 million to consortium of IVI and Bharat Biotech to advance development of Chikungunya vaccine in collaboration with Ind-CEPI
CEPI to partner with Bharat Biotech and IVI to advance clinical development and manufacturing of vaccine candidate against Chikungunya.
News
03 Jun 2020

 

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 6 June 2020]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
News & Press Releases
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EDCTP [to 6 June 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 6 June 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
News: Patients’ and healthcare professionals’ organisations updated on EMA’s response to COVID-19
Last updated: 04/06/2020

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
Latest News
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FDA [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
June 5, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 5, 2020

June 4, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Publicly Shares Antibody Test Performance Data From Kits as Part of Validation Study

June 4, 2020 – FDA Approves Antibiotic to Treat Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia

June 3, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 3, 2020

June 2, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 2, 2020

June 1, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Action to Protect Public Health; Increase Supply of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

June 1, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 1, 2020

 

Fondation Merieux [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
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Gavi [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
4 June 2020
World leaders make historic commitments to provide equal access to vaccines for all
[See Milestones above for detail]

4 June 2020
Gavi launches innovative financing mechanism for access to COVID-19 vaccines
[See Milestones above for detail]

3 June 2020
HPV vaccine manufacturers commit to provide enough supply to immunise at least 84 million girls in Gavi countries
[See Milestones above for detail]

3 June 2020
Private sector partners strengthen Gavi programmes with more than US$ 70 million in contributions

1 June 2020
Switzerland commits CHF 30 million to Gavi

1 June 2020
Italy deepens support for Gavi with €150 million IFFIm pledge

1 June 2020
Gavi receives US$ 5 million from The Rockefeller Foundation
1 June 2020
The UPS Foundation commits US$ 3 million to Gavi

1 June 2020
New donor Greece pledges €1.5 million to Gavi COVID response

 

GHIT Fund [to 6 June 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 6 June 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
Voices
On the Front Lines: Responding to COVID-19
04 June 2020
With personal protective equipment, radio broadcasts and innovative mosquito net campaigns, countries are fighting COVID-19, shoring up health systems, and mitigating the impacts on lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria. The Global Fund is supporting these efforts with immediate funding. Here’s where countries are directing that financial support to help stop the pandemic that threatens us all by uniting to fight…

Voices
Sex Workers in Africa Are More Vulnerable During COVID-19
04 June 2020

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
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IAVI [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
Press Releases
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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/
News
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/
Press Releases
Italy deepens support for Gavi with €150 million IFFIm pledge
01 Jun 2020
Pledge follows €120 million in direct funding to Gavi Italy announced at last month’s Coronavirus Global Response pledging conference The funding builds on Italy’s previous investments in Gavi’s innovative financial tools –  IFFIm and the Advance Market Commitment Gavi’s record

 

IFRC [to 6 June 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Global
Joint statement: Uniting for a people’s vaccine against COVID-19
New York/Geneva, 3 June 2020 – The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement call for unity to scale up efforts to develop, test, and scale up production of safe, effective, quality, affordable diagnostics, therapeutics, …
3 June 2020

Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
DR Congo: Red Cross calls for “swift and extensive” response to the new Ebola outbreak
Goma/Nairobi/Geneva, 3 June 2020 –More than 150 trained Red Cross volunteers have been deployed as part of a first wave of response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Équateur Province, in the western part of Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr Simon …
3 June 2020

Africa, Global
Facebook and Red Cross Launch #AfricaTogether, a Campaign Calling for Vigilance against Covid-19
Nairobi/Geneva 01 June 2020 –Facebook and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June 4th and 5th featuring artists from across Africa to encourage co …
1 June 2020

 

IVAC [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
Webinar: How will a COVID-19 Vaccine be Delivered?
June 2020
Register: The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on June 17, 2020 at 1pm ET will host a 60-minute webinar, “How will a COVID-19 Vaccine be Delivered?“. Description: When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, it will effectively stop disease transmission only if it reaches the people who need it. Many decisions go into developing a strategy […]

 

IVI [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
IVI partners with Seoul National University Hospital to start Phase 1/2 clinical trial of INOVIO’s COVID-19 DNA (INO-4800) vaccine in South Korea
:: First COVID-19 vaccine clinical study approved in South Korea funded by CEPI through INOVIO, and supported by KCDC/KNIH
:: 2-stage trial to test INOVIO’s COVID-19 vaccine (INO-4800) using well-established DNA platform technology in adults
June 4, 2020, SEOUL, Korea and PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA, USA – The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and Seoul National University Hospital announced a partnership to start a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of INO-4800 INOVIO’s (NASDAQ:INO) COVID-19 vaccine in South Korea at a signing ceremony today. In attendance at the ceremony at SNU Hospital were IVI’s Director General Dr. Jerome Kim and Deputy Director General of Science Dr. Manki Song, Dr. Anh Wartel (Associate Director General of EPIC and Head of Clinical Development and Regulatory) and Dr. Daniel Chul Woo Rhee (Project Lead), and SNU Hospital’s President Yon Su Kim and Prof. Myoung-don Oh…

CEPI awards up to US$14.1million to consortium of IVI and Bharat Biotech to advance development of Chikungunya vaccine in collaboration with Ind-CEPI
June 3 2020, Oslo, Norway; Seoul, South Korea; Telangana, India—CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, in collaboration with Ind-CEPI, has announced a new partnering agreement with a consortium comprising Bharat Biotech (BBIL) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to advance the development of a Chikungunya vaccine. CEPI will provide the consortium with up to US$14.1 million for vaccine manufacturing and clinical development of a two-dose live-inactivated vaccine (BBV87) against Chikungunya. This award is supported by the European Union’s (EU’s) Horizon 2020 programme through an existing framework partnership agreement with CEPI.
The consortium will be further supported with a grant of up to $2.0m from the Indian Government’s Ind-CEPI initiative which will fund the set-up of GMP manufacturing facilities for the vaccine in India, and the subsequent manufacture of clinical trial materials. In addition to manufacturing, the partnering agreement will finance a multi-centre Phase 2/3 adaptive clinical trial to be conducted by IVI in Colombia, Panama and Thailand which will provide crucial data about the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate.

The partnership will build on BBIL’s experience of developing and supplying affordable vaccines, and WHO prequalification procedures, to ensure affordable access to the vaccine in countries where Chikungunya is endemic, in line with CEPI’s core commitment to equitable access..

 

JEE Alliance [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 cases in Haiti spike dramatically as MSF …
Project Update 5 Jun 2020

Burkina Faso
Out of sight, people suffer from rise in violence in eastern B…
Op-Ed 5 Jun 2020

Mozambique
Thousands displaced, healthcare jeopardised, as violence surges in …
Press Release 5 Jun 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo
Nearly 200,000 people forced from homes as violence surges in no…
Press Release 4 Jun 2020

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – June 2020
Crisis Update 4 Jun 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Facing multiple challenges in responding to COVID…
Project Update 3 Jun 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Any future COVID-19 vaccines must be sold at cost and accessible to all …
Press Release 3 Jun 2020
:: MSF has urged world leaders to demand pharmaceutical companies to sell any COVID-19 vaccines they develop at cost price.
:: The call comes as Gavi prepares to set up a fund specifically to pay for coronavirus vaccines for developing countries, into which governments are expected to pour in billions of dollars.
:: Governments must also overcome any nationalistic interests, and instead agree to distribute vaccinces based on equitable need, including to frontline health workers as a priority.

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
MSF opens two COVID-19 treatment centres in northeastern Mexico…
Project Update 3 Jun 2020

Afghanistan
Fifteen mothers confirmed killed in Kabul maternity win…
Project Update 3 Jun 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
“We have a lot of people that die quickly” of COVID-19 in Yemen
Project Update 2 Jun 2020

Hepatitis C
Increasing access to hepatitis C treatment in Ukraine
Project Update 2 Jun 2020

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC 2020 Meetings
June 9-10, 2020 NVAC Meeting (Virtual)
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)

 

NIH [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
Study identifies potential approach to treat severe respiratory distress in patients with COVID-19
June 5, 2020 — These findings should not be considered clinical advice but are being shared to assist the public health response to COVID-19

NIH to test one-dose antibiotic for the prevention of maternal and infant sepsis
June 3, 2020 — Study of pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries co-funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

PATH [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
PATH CEO urges US to re-commit to WHO
May 30, 2020 by Nikolaj Gilbert
On behalf of my colleagues at PATH, I am disappointed by the news that the United States is withdrawing from the World Health Organization. It is precisely moments like these that demonstrate the need for the WHO’s existence. While we must all evaluate our role in the COVID-19 response with a critical eye for opportunities to improve, now is not the time to create further disruption. Ending support and collaboration during a pandemic threatens our ability to defeat it, and is harmful for the health of Americans and populations around the globe…

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
Amid COVID-19 Vaccine Race, Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Aspen Institute Release Report on Vaccine Hesitancy; A Call to Improve Vaccine Acceptance
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
New report delves into the role of misinformation in shaping vaccination behavior and provides bold, actionable recommendations to counter growing trend of vaccine hesitancy
Washington, D.C. — As the COVID-19 vaccine race accelerates, experts recognize that the challenge will not end with the development of a vaccine. The extraordinary effort to make a vaccine available across the globe will only be effective if the majority of people achieve immunity through vaccination. “Meeting the Challenge of Vaccination Hesitancy,” a new report released today by the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science and Policy Group, calls for an urgent, coordinated effort to strengthen vaccine acceptance and address the risk that vaccination hesitancy – the reluctance or opposition to vaccination despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines – poses to communities around the world…

 

UNAIDS [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
5 June 2020
The value of integrating HIV prevention and contraceptive services

4 June 2020
Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on key populations

3 June 2020
Lessons learned from HIV for COVID-19 in Senegal

2 June 2020
Mobilizing COVID-19 relief for transgender sex workers in Guyana and Suriname

1 June 2020
“We cannot provide only HIV services while sex workers are hungry”: Thai community organization steps in

 

UNICEF [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases/Announcements
Press release
COVID-19: One third of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean believe they are not at risk from disease, new UNICEF poll shows
05/06/2020

Press release
Unequal access to remote schooling amid COVID-19 threatens to deepen global learning crisis
04/06/2020

Press release
HPV vaccine manufacturers commit to provide enough supply to immunize at least 84 million girls in Gavi countries
On the eve of the Global Vaccine Summit 2020, five manufacturers commit to increasing and prioritising HPV vaccine supply to Gavi-supported countries, which have among the highest cervical cancer burdens in the world
04/06/2020

Statement
Message from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore to staff
03/06/2020

Statement
Remarks by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore at the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
02/06/2020

Press release
Ebola resurfaces in Équateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo
15-year-old girl among five victims of new outbreak as country battles Ebola, COVID-19 and measles
01/06/2020

 

Unitaid [to 6 June 2020]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
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Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 6 June 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Latest News & Archive
When a Close Friend Has Doubts About Vaccinations
5 Jun 2020

Coronavirus vaccine: anti-vax movement threatens Asian recovery
3 Jun 2020

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 6 June 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Explainer | 3 June 2020
The vaccine journey: from idea to immunisation
Researchers may well identify a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 before too long, but all that fantastic work could count for nothing unless we also invest in manufacturing and delivery – to make sure that there is enough of the vaccine available to everyone who needs it.

Opinion | 1 June 2020
While we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, let’s not forget the importance of the vaccines we already have
Charlie Weller, Head of Vaccines Programme, Wellcome
With measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disrupting childhood and mass immunisation around the globe, millions are now at risk of other deadly diseases. This is why we must act and invest urgently to maintain routine immunisation.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 6 June 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
ARM Statement on Racial Inequality & Injustice
June 5, 2020

 

BIO [to 6 June 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
BIO’s Dr. McMurry-Heath Says Racism a “Chronic Disease” Plaguing Society
June 4, 2020
Will lead discussion on race and equity with industry leaders Drs. Tony Coles, Ted Love, and Jeremy Levin next week In the wake of tragic deaths and civil unrest, BIO’s President and CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath announced she will lead a panel…

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
DCVMN participated in GAVI Vaccine Summit together with world leaders to support the new COVAX-AMC
04th June 2020

 

IFPMA [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Pharma pledges to continue 20 year partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
04 June 2020
:: IFPMA members have worked for 20 years with Gavi to stem the ravages of childhood infectious diseases, helping vaccinate an entire generation of children so that they can thrive into adulthood and working to discover and increase access to new life-saving vaccines
:: At the Global Vaccine Summit, IFPMA and its members pledge to play their part in protecting the health of the next generation, with the broadest vaccine portfolio in history.
:: Solidarity and shared responsibility are embedded in working at unparalleled speed to develop and build manufacturing capacity and distribution networks to deploy a COVID-19 vaccine.

Biopharmaceutical Industry Statement at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance – Global Vaccine Summit 2020
Geneva, 4 June 2020
Statement delivered by: Thomas Cueni, Director General of IFPMA, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations.
Today, we face the first global pandemic in living memory. Never before has there been so much hope placed in finding safe and effective vaccines, with the promise that no one is left behind.
IFPMA’s members have worked for 20 years with Gavi to stem the ravages of infectious diseases. NOW they are working at unparalleled speed to develop and build manufacturing capacity and distribution networks to deploy a COVID-19 vaccine in record time. The pace and progress of this work is unprecedented.
We are proud to be a founding partners of the Gavi Alliance and the Vaccines Accelerator and are fully committed to its goal to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines.
Be assured, we will deliver on the shared vision to leave no one behind and win the battle against COVID-19 together.

 

ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 6 June 2020]
https://internationalbiotech.org/
News
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PhRMA [to 6 June 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
The latest: What they are saying: Intellectual property protections critical as we work to defeat COVID-19
Tom Wilbur   |     June 5, 2020

 

Industry Watch [to 6 June 2020]
:: Covid-19 Diagnostics Market to Reach $445.4 Mn, Globally, by the Fourth Quarter of 2020: Allied Market Research Jun 01, 2020