Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 13 June 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BARDA [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
June 11, 2020:
BARDA, Snapdragon Chemistry Inc., demonstrate deployable domestic manufacturing technology for COVID-19 vaccine component

 

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
JUNE 11, 2020
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints President of Gender Equality
SEATTLE, June 11, 2020 – Today the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named Anita Zaidi, currently director, Vaccine Development & Surveillance (VD&S) and Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases (EDD), as the first president of Gender Equality. In this new role, Anita will oversee a division comprised of the foundation’s Gender Equality program team and Gender Program Advocacy and Communications team. She will also take on responsibility for the foundation’s broader gender integration agenda, working with and across all program teams to ensure gender is being incorporated in a smart, thoughtful way to increase impact. Anita will report directly to CEO Mark Suzman and will join the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). She will assume her new role effective November 2, 2020.

JUNE 10, 2020
Changing the National Conversation About Poverty and Economic Mobility
28 organizations from 18 states and D.C. receive $100,000 Grand Challenge Grants, Sponsored by a Group of 8 Philanthropic Partners

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 13 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 13 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 13 June 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
Greece announces $1.6 million funding to CEPI to support COVID-19 vaccine development
The donation, first announced by Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis on 4 May, will contribute to CEPI’s efforts to advance the development of a safe, effective and globally accessible…
COVID-19
09 Jun 2020

 

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 13 June 2020]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
News & Press Releases
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EDCTP [to 13 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
09 June 2020
WHO AVAREF survey highlights EDCTP’s role in supporting ethical and regulatory oversight in Africa
In April 2020, the African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) conducted a digital survey of the state of regulatory activities and ethical review in Africa. On 21 May 2020, the results were presented at a webinar organised by WHO AFRO through the AVAREF Secretariat, which was attended by approximately 125 partners of AVAREF including EDCTP. The survey focused on AVAREF’s joint review process. The results highlight EDCTP’s role in strengthening the capacity for ethics review in African countries, including the use of online platforms…

 

Emory Vaccine Center [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
Press release: Highlights of Management Board: June 2020 meeting
MB, Last updated: 12/06/2020

 

 

News: Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 8-11 June 2020
PRAC, Last updated: 12/06/2020

 

 

Press release: Latest data support continued use of ACE inhibitors and ARB medicines during COVID-19 pandemic
Last updated: 09/06/2020

 

 

Press release: EU actions to support availability of medicines during COVID-19 pandemic – update #7
Last updated: 08/06/2020
Press release: EMA receives application for conditional authorisation of first COVID-19 treatment in the EU
Last updated: 08/06/2020

 

 

News: Patients’ and healthcare professionals’ organisations updated on EMA’s response to COVID-19
Last updated: 04/06/2020

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
Website not responding at inquiry

 

FDA [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
June 12, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 – FDA Approves Drug to Treat Infants and Children with HIV

June 11, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 11, 2020

June 10, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Next Generation Sequence Test for Diagnosing COVID-19

June 9, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 9, 2020

June 8, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 8, 2020

June 7, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorizations Revising Which Types of Respirators Can Be Decontaminated for Reuse

 

Fondation Merieux [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
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Gavi [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
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GHIT Fund [to 13 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 13 June 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
Voices
In Kenya, A Chance to See Communities Confront COVID-19
09 June 2020

Updates
43rd Board Meeting Documents
09 June 2020

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
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IAVI [to 13 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
Norway contributes NOK 2 billion to IFFIm
The pledge will back Vaccine Bonds, funding CEPI’s COVID-19 programme
London, 12 June 2020 – The Kingdom of Norway has committed NOK 2 billion (approximately US$ 200 million) to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) to issue Vaccine Bonds that will expedite funding through Gavi…

 

IFRC [to 13 June 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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IVAC [to 13 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 13 June 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
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JEE Alliance [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Caring for COVID-19 patients in Tegucigalpa
Project Update 13 Jun 2020

El Salvador
Tropical Storm Amanda is “the last straw” for families in El Salvador amid COVI…
Project Update 11 Jun 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
“COVID-19 has brought suffering to people everywhere, but its impact
Speech 10 Jun 2020

Afghanistan
“As midwives in Afghanistan, we are the silent leaders of our count…
Voices from the Field 10 Jun 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
“COVID-19 has made the health system’s collapse complete” in Yemen
Project Update 10 Jun 2020

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – June 2020
Crisis Update 9 Jun 2020

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC 2020 Meetings
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)

 

NIH [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
Brain cells can harbor and spread HIV virus to the body
June 11, 2020 — NIH-funded study highlights the importance of addressing the brain in HIV cure strategies.

NIH researchers identify key genomic features that could differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses that cause less severe disease
June 11, 2020 — Research could be a crucial step in helping scientists develop approaches to predict severity of future coronavirus disease outbreaks.

NIH-funded study to evaluate drugs prescribed to children with COVID-19
June 10, 2020 — Researchers will assess dosage, metabolism and other properties not yet determined in children.

 

PATH [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
Racism is a centuries-long public health crisis that demands a public health response.
June 2, 2020 by PATH

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism
Saturday, June 6, 2020
In our strongest and most unified voice, the Sabin Vaccine Institute condemns racism. Dr. Albert Sabin was a great scientist, and importantly his work led him to fight for equality so that all children everywhere – regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender or socioeconomic status – received his lifesaving polio vaccine.

 

UNAIDS [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
12 June 2020
New HIV community group in Guinea fighting COVID-19

11 June 2020
Five UNAIDS country directors taking the lead in the COVID-19 response

10 June 2020
Peer consultants helping the AIDS response in Kyrgyzstan

8 June 2020
New HIV infections differ by sex and by region

8 June 2020
Targeting sex workers is not the answer

 

UNICEF [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases/Announcements
Press release
Geneva Palais briefing note on the humanitarian situation for children in Yemen
This is a summary of what was said by Marixie Mercado, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
12/06/2020

Press release
COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF
Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat
11/06/2020

Press release
Millie Bobby Brown and Sofia Carson join United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore in World’s Largest Lesson Live, encouraging teens to reimagine the world post-COVID
10/06/2020

Press release
New UNICEF, NBIM guidance to help businesses prioritize child rights in global supply chains
As the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic threatens livelihoods across the globe, newly released guidance supports companies to improve their impact on children in the garment and footwear supply chain
09/06/2020

 

Unitaid [to 13 June 2020]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
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Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 13 June 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Latest News & Archive
The misinformation circulating in Africa about Covid-19
10 Jun 2020

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 13 June 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
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The Wistar Institute [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
WFPHA Press Release: 54th General Assembly
Thursday, 11 June 2020
This year, General Assembly was very special: first time ever online and everyone behind a screen. This has never happened in the history of our…

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
12/06/20
The OIE Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance:Providing guidance and establishing priorities during its first year
Paris, 12 June 2020 – The Working Group on AMR is focused on assisting in the implementation of the OIE Strategy on AMR and the Prudent and Responsible Use of Antimicrobials, providing guidance, establishing priorities, addressing recommendations to maintain and develop the OIE International Standards related to AMR, assisting in the development of the OIE Antimicrobial Use database and supporting OIE Member Countries in developing communication activities and National Action Plans relating to AMR. The Working Group on AMR will also support the implementation of the recommendations of the 2nd OIE Global Conference on AMR and Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Animals…

 

 

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 13 June 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
ARM Statement on Racial Inequality & Injustice
June 5, 2020

 

BIO [to 13 June 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
New Report Analyzes Bioscience Industry’s Impact on Economy & Global Pandemic
June 8, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released new data on the bioscience industry in the United States. The new report, The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities,…

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
DCVMN members’ commitments on Cholera, Typhoid and HPV vaccines supply for Gavi eligible countries
04th June 2020

 

IFPMA [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Global Pharma Body Names New Communications Director
08 June 2020

 

ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 13 June 2020]
https://internationalbiotech.org/
News
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PhRMA [to 13 June 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
Stakeholders raise concerns with proposed drastic changes to the pharmaceutical supply chain
Nicole Longo   |     June 11, 2020
As we work to combat the current global pandemic, it is especially critical to maintain the stability of our global manufacturing supply chain. Unfortunately, recent policy proposals that would mandate drastic changes to pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chains underestimate the significant time, resources and other feasibility challenges and complexities involved. Proponents of these proposals also ignore the strength of a geographically diverse global supply chain

 

Industry Watch [to 13 June 2020]
:: FDA Approves Merck’s GARDASIL 9 for the Prevention of Certain HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers
June 12, 2020

:: Moderna Advances Late-Stage Development of its Vaccine (mRNA-1273) Against COVID-19
June 11, 2020

:: Johnson & Johnson Announces Acceleration of its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate; Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial to Begin in Second Half of July
Jun 10, 2020, 10:00 ET