Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 18 July 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
BARDA News
No new digest content identified.

 

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 18 July 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
NEJM
Editorial
The Covid-19 Vaccine-Development Multiverse
Penny M. Heaton, M.D.
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

CARB-X [to 18 July 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.
No new digest content identified.

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 18 July 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
More than 150 countries engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility
Interest from governments represents more than 60% of the world’s population.
COVID-19
15 Jul 2020
[See Milestones above for detail]

University of Queensland vaccine becomes seventh CEPI-supported COVID-19 vaccine candidate to enter clinical trials
The first participants were today enrolled into a Phase 1 clinical trial of the University of Queensland’s candidate vaccine.
Blog
13 Jul 2020

 

EDCTP [to 18 July 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 18 July 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
mRNA Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2 Preliminary Report

 

European Medicines Agency [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.

 

FDA [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
July 18, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues First Emergency Authorization for Sample Pooling in Diagnostic Testing

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

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

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

July 14, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 14, 2020

July 13, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 13, 2020

 

Fondation Merieux [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
No new digest content identified.

 

Gavi [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
15 July 2020
More than 150 countries engaged in COVID-19 vaccine global access facility
[See Milestones above detail]

 

GHIT Fund [to 18 July 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 18 July 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
No new digest content identified.

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
No new digest content identified.

 

Human Vaccines Project [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.

 

IAVI [to 18 July 2020]
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/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

 

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/
Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

IFRC [to 18 July 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
Red Cross Red Crescent braces for COVID spike in South Asia
Kuala Lumpur/Delhi/Islamabad/Dhaka/Geneva, 16 July 2020 – South Asia is fast becoming the next COVID-19 epicentre as cases soar in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. John Fleming, Asia Pacific Head of Health, International Federation of Red Cross and Red …
16 July 2020

Afghanistan, Asia Pacific
Race to avert COVID-19 caused catastrophes in Afghanistan
Kabul/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 14 July 2020: Afghanistan is on the edge of potential health, social and economic catastrophes caused by COVID-19 as the disease places a crippling burden on one of the ten most fragile states in the world. More than 34,000 p …
14 July 2020

 

IVAC [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
Webinar: Responding to the Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees
July 2020
Register: The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on July 29, 2020 at 1pm ET will host a 60-minute webinar, “Responding to the Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees.”
Description: The concern for refugee populations and their risk to preventable diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic is high. Refugee camps are home to concentrated groups of people with limited access to health services – making the spread of disease easy but the delivery of treatments difficult. Existing vaccines offer vulnerable populations a critical piece of preventative medicine, especially to children who suffer most during a humanitarian crisis. Disease modeling and humanitarian health experts at JHU will discuss what impact COVID-19 will have in terms of infections and outcomes in refugee camps, and the response needed to protect children with routine immunizations and a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Register Here

 

IVI [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

JEE Alliance [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
No new digest content identified.

 

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Philippines
Displaced communities in Marawi living with COVID-19 and ongoing un…
Project Update 17 Jul 2020

Belgium
Left behind in the time of COVID-19
Report 17 Jul 2020

Burkina Faso
Displaced in Burkina Faso face extra challenges amid increasing violence and rain
Project Update 16 Jul 2020

Greece
Greek government must end lockdown for locked up people on Greek islands
Project Update 16 Jul 2020

Iraq
Displaced people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 in Iraq
Press Release 14 Jul 2020

Greece
Vulnerable refugees evicted and left to sleep on streets
Press Release 13 Jul 2020

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC 2020 Meetings
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)

 

NIH [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
Experimental COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response
July 14, 2020 — NIH-sponsored Phase 1 trial tested mRNA vaccine.
An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy adults, according to interim results published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine….

Placenta lacks major molecules used by SARS-CoV-2 virus to cause infection
July 14, 2020 — NIH study may help explain why the virus has rarely been found in fetuses or newborns of women with COVID-19.

 

PATH [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
Sabin’s President of Global Immunization Dr. Bruce Gellin Testifies at House Briefing on Approval Processes for Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine
Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H., president of Global Immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), testified on July, 14, 2020, at the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy’s briefing entitled “Guardrails to Ensure a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine.”

 

UNAIDS [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
17 July 2020
Fostering an economy of kindness through traditional bartering in Fiji

14 July 2020
Delivering antiretroviral medicines to homes in Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria

 

UNICEF [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases/Announcements
Press release
07/15/2020
WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19
WHO and UNICEF call for immediate efforts to vaccinate all children as new data shows that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine coverage stalled at 85 per cent for nearly a decade, with 14 million unvaccinated infants yearly

Press release
07/13/2020
As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns
Securing healthy diets for the billions who cannot afford them would save trillions in costs

 

Unitaid [to 18 July 2020]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
No new digest content identified.

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 18 July 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Latest News & Archive
Event: Vaccine confidence in the time of COVID-19
The VCP will be launching a new Lancet publication analysing 5 years of global vaccine confidence trends & discussing the implications for new COVID-19 vaccines
22nd July, 2-3.30pm (BST)
This webinar will mark the launch of a five-year analysis of vaccine confidence data to be published in the Lancet on July 21st (23:30 BST embargo). “Spatio-temporal trends in vaccine confidence: a global analysis exploring volatility, polarization, and trust.” is a valuable mapping of the current global vaccine confidence landscape and trends. This webinar will present the key findings and highlights from the study and discuss the implications for the introduction of potential COVID-19 vaccines.
Register here.

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
No new digest content identified.

 

Wellcome Trust [to 18 July 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 14 July 2020
How could COVID-19 change research culture for the better?
Ben Bleasdale
Senior Policy Adviser Wellcome
COVID-19 is transforming every aspect of society – and research is no exception. But how can we use what we’ve learned in the past six months to build a better research culture?

 

The Wistar Institute [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Released
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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 18 July 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

BIO [to 18 July 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
BIO CEO Defends Dr. Fauci, Says Criticisms “Undermine Our Response to this Pandemic”
July 16, 2020
In response to attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s credibility and character, BIO President and CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath issued the following statement: “As this global pandemic continues to wreak havoc, we must stand behind the scientists and…

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
WEBINAR: Defining the concept on fair pricing for medicines
21 July 2020

 

IFPMA [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
No new digest content identified.

 

ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 18 July 2020]
https://internationalbiotech.org/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

PhRMA [to 18 July 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
R&D Focus: 5 things to know about the biopharmaceutical research ecosystem
Jocelyn Ulrich   |     July 13, 2020  |
America’s biopharmaceutical companies are at the heart of a robust research and development (R&D) ecosystem that develops more innovative medicines than any other country in the world. 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.