Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 20 June 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BARDA [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
June 19, 2020
BARDA and Empatica forge new partnership to develop an early monitoring platform to identify COVID-19 infection

June 16, 2020
BARDA and Immunexpress Inc. expand partnership to evaluate a sepsis host-based laboratory diagnostic to triage COVID-19 patients

 

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 20 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 20 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.
06.17.2020
CARB-X funds Module Innovations to develop a simple test to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTI) and identify superbugs causing the infection within 2 hours
CARB-X is awarding Module Innovations of Pune, India, up to US$702,000 plus up to $2.5 million more if certain project milestones are met, to develop a rapid diagnostic for drug-resistant urinary tract infections (UTI) infections.

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 20 June 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 20 June 2020]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
News & Press Releases
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EDCTP [to 20 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 20 June 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
Press release: International regulators stress value of safe and effective vaccines
Last updated: 18/06/2020

 

 

News: Global regulators work towards alignment on policy approaches and regulatory flexibility during COVID-19 – update #4
Last updated: 15/06/2020

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
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FDA [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
June 19, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 19, 2020

June 18, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Additional Action to Harness Real-World Data to Inform COVID-19 Response Efforts

June 17, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Inappropriately Marketing Antibody Tests, Potentially Placing Public Health at Risk

June 16, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Facilitating Diagnostic Test Availability for Asymptomatic Testing and Sample Pooling

June 16, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chembio Antibody Test

June 15, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Warns of Newly Discovered Potential Drug Interaction That May Reduce Effectiveness of a COVID-19 Treatment Authorized for Emergency Use

June 15, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

 

Fondation Merieux [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
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Gavi [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
16 June 2020
Pneumonia vaccine price drops dramatically for lower-income countries thanks to the Gavi Pneumococcal AMC

 

GHIT Fund [to 20 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 20 June 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
Feature Story
The Fight Against HIV, TB and Malaria Continues
18 June 2020

Video
The Fight Continues Against HIV
18 June 2020

Updates
Removing Human Rights Barriers to Health: Findings and Lessons
15 June 2020

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.

 

IAVI [to 20 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
World Leaders Pledge US$ 926 Million to IFFIm
15 Jun 2020
:: Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain have renewed their support for IFFIm’s innovative financing mechanism
:: Commitments to IFFIm are part of US$ 8.8 billion in total pledges to Gavi
:: These new pledges will help Gavi immunise another 300 million children during the 2021-2025 period and respond to the COVID-19 crisis

 

IFRC [to 20 June 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Middle East and North Africa
COVID-19: Red Cross and Red Crescent urge more support for displaced people in the Middle East North Africa region
Beirut, 19 June 2020 – Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is increasingly concerned that migrants, refugees and internally displaced people are falling through the cracks. …
19 June 2020

World Refugee Day: New research demonstrates dramatic impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable refugees
Geneva, 19 June 2020 – New research released ahead of World Refugee Day demonstrates the considerable socio-economic impact that COVID-19 has had on already vulnerable refugees. The Red Cross and Red Crescent research focused on refugees living in Turk …
19 June 2020

 

IVAC [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
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IVI [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
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JEE Alliance [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
MSF opens 100-bed COVID-19 treatment centre in Bihar, India
Press Release 19 Jun 2020

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move
“No one chooses to be a refugee”
Voices from the Field 19 Jun 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Brazil’s COVID-19 nightmare is far from under control
Project Update 17 Jun 2020
 

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Escaping first Libya, and then coronavirus in Germany
Voices from the Field 15 Jun 2020

Afghanistan
MSF withdraws from Dasht-e-Barchi following attack on patients and staff
Press Release 15 Jun 2020

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC 2020 Meetings
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)

 

NIH [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
NIH halts clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine
June 20, 2020 — Study shows treatment does no harm, but provides no benefit
A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been stopped by the National Institutes of Health. A data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) met late Friday and determined that while there was no harm, the study drug was very unlikely to be beneficial to hospitalized patients with COVID-19. After its fourth interim analysis the DSMB, which regularly monitors the trial, recommended to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of NIH, to stop the study. NHLBI halted the trial immediately.
The Outcomes Related to COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine among In-patients with symptomatic Disease study, or ORCHID Study, was being conducted by the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical Trials Network of NHLBI. The data from this study indicate that this drug provided no additional benefit compared to placebo control for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients…

All of Us Research Program launches COVID-19 research initiatives
June 16, 2020 — NIH effort expands data collection to shed light on pandemic’s spread and impact.

NIH launches analytics platform to harness nationwide COVID-19 patient data to speed treatments
June 15, 2020 — Effort aims to transform clinical information into knowledge urgently needed to study the novel coronavirus.

 

PATH [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
PATH congratulates Serum Institute on Advance Market Commitment award for pneumococcal vaccine supply
June 18, 2020 by PATH
New supply agreement opens the door for pneumonia and other pneumococcal disease prevention to be more affordable and accessible for the world’s most resource-strapped countries.

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Boost Community Prepares Immunization Professionals to Lead During the COVID-19 Crisis
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid the evolving global challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic, immunization professionals must now grapple with deploying routine immunization services in a daunting and ever-shifting landscape. In a recent survey of 800 immunization professionals conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and other key partners, 64 percent of respondents reported significant disruptions to immunization in their country or community, with either zero or limited outreach activities taking place and fewer visits to vaccination posts. To strengthen immunization professionals’ ability to navigate the complex challenges of their work, Sabin launched the Boost Community (Boost), a global network dedicated to serving immunization professionals, supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…

 

UNAIDS [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
19 June 2020
UNAIDS helps response to food insecurity during COVID-19 outbreak in Angola

18 June 2020
Local skills and knowledge help Senegalese community-led organizations deliver

17 June 2020
Remembering human rights activist Yves Yomb

16 June 2020
Online games fighting HIV stigma and discrimination in the Islamic Republic of Iran

15 June 2020
UNAIDS highlights six critical actions to put gender equality at the centre of COVID-19 responses

15 June 2020
New online resource for mental health services for key populations in Kazakhstan

 

UNICEF [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases/Announcements
Press release
UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund announces its largest investment of startups in developing and emerging economies
Among the awardees are companies expanding work to use their technologies to mitigate the hardships of COVID-19 on children and youth

Press release
18/06/2020
UNICEF airlifts COVID-19 testing kits to Yemen to boost response as cases soar

Press release
17/06/2020
Countries failing to prevent violence against children, agencies warn
Global status report on preventing violence against children calls for more government action and warns of ‘dramatic impact’ of COVID-19

Press release
16/06/2020
Universal child benefits critical in reducing poverty, new ODI and UNICEF report finds
As the economic fallout of COVID-19 deepens, investment in social protection systems key to protecting families from catastrophic levels of deprivation and financial hardship

Press release
16/06/2020
Pneumonia vaccine price drops dramatically for lower-income countries thanks to the Gavi pneumococcal Advance Market Commitment
New supply agreement between UNICEF and Serum Institute of India (SII) makes pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) available at US$2.00 per dose, a 43 per cent reduction from the Gavi price at the start of the Advance Market Commitment

 

Unitaid [to 20 June 2020]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
19 June 2020
Unitaid commits further $35 million for COVID-19 response
Geneva – New funding of up to US$ 35 million has been approved by Unitaid’s Executive Board to support the organisation’s role in the ‘test, treat and prevent’ response to COVID-19.
This key decision was taken at the Board’s meeting of 17-18 June 2020, and recognising Unitaid’s role in the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools’ (ACT) Accelerator partnership for development and availability of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for COVID-19. This comes on top of US$ 30 million already agreed in March 2020 as part of the COVID-19 response.
This decision comes in the context of the additional funding needs for the ACT-Accelerator work. Unitaid has identified a total of US$265 million for its proposed work in the therapeutics, diagnostics and access areas.
The Board’s action on a second tranche of funding will allow Unitaid to move fast to support needs identified by the ACT-Accelerator, in key areas like research and development of promising therapies, development and scale-up of rapid diagnostic tests adapted for low- and middle-income countries, as well as ensuring affordability and supporting health systems…

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 20 June 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Latest News & Archive
[Undated]
Launching a new global initiative: Public sentiments and emotions around COVID-19 – What is the world feeling and how is it different across time and place?
The Vaccine Confidence Project is conducting a global study to track public sentiment and emotions around current and potential measures to contain and treat COVID-19. Through a mix of population surveys and social media monitoring and analysis over time and place, this year-long global study will investigate perception and sentiment of COVID-19 social distancing measures and potential medical tools globally…

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 20 June 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Explainer | 15 June 2020
We need COVID-19 treatments as well as vaccines – and they have to work for everyone
Effective treatments, that are accessible to everyone who needs them, have to be part of the solution to the coronavirus pandemic – here’s why.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
WFPHA Statement on Racism
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Since its inception in 1967, social justice, equity and human rights have been the enduring values of the World Federation of Public Health…

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
19/06/20
Maintaining efforts to fight animal diseases in times of COVID-19
As the world faces the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OIE calls countries to continue to implement prevention and control measures for animal diseases. Sustaining veterinary activities is essential to avoid the detrimental impacts of animal diseases, which could exacerbate the current sanitary and socio-economic crises. The main conclusions of the OIE report on the global animal health situation are presented
Report on the current animal health situation worldwide: analysis of events and trends

18/06/20
Overview of the activities of the OIE Specialist Commissions

16/06/20
New official disease status and control programmes recognised by the OIE

 

 

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 20 June 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
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BIO [to 20 June 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
BIO’s Dr. McMurry-Heath Calls Congressional Hearing “Important Step” to Addressing Covid-19 Health Disparities
June 17, 2020
BIO President and CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath issued the following statement in advance of a congressional subcommittee hearing in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19…

BIO Elects New Board Directors and Section Governing Board Chairs
June 16, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the election of its new Executive Committee members for the 2020-2021 term. Additionally, eight new board directors and four new section governing board chairs and vice chairs…

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
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IFPMA [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
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ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 20 June 2020]
https://internationalbiotech.org/
News
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PhRMA [to 20 June 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
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