Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
BARDA News
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 29 Aug 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 29 Aug 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 29 Aug 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
172 countries & multiple candidate vaccines engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility
24 Aug 2020
[See Milestones above for detail]

How to measure the success of a COVID-19 vaccine?
21 Aug 2020
Melanie Saville, Director of Vaccine Development, CEPI

 

EDCTP [to 29 Aug 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 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
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European Medicines Agency [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
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European Vaccine Initiative [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
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FDA [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
August 28, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Announces Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccines

August 28, 2020 – COVID-19 Update: FDA Broadens Emergency Use Authorization for Veklury (remdesivir) to Include All Hospitalized Patients for Treatment of COVID-19

August 28, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 28, 2020

August 27, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 27, 2020

August 26, 2020 – COVID-19 Update: FDA Authorizes First Diagnostic Test Where Results Can Be Read Directly From Testing Card

August 26, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 26, 2020

August 25, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 25, 2020

August 24, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 24, 2020

August 23, 2020 – FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Convalescent Plasma as Potential Promising COVID–19 Treatment, Another Achievement in Administration’s Fight Against Pandemic

 

Fondation Merieux [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
ACDx Webinar focused on the critical role of diagnostics in the COVID-19 pandemic – 4 regional perspectives
September 15, 2020 – Webinar 3:00pm to 5:00pm (CET)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the major role of diagnostics in the patient’s management. Around the globe, the regions and countries have put in place different diagnostics strategies and policies to tackle this COVID-19 sanitary crisis.
The Mérieux Foundation and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are jointly organizing a 2 hour webinar on September 15 at 3pm (CET) on the critical role of diagnostics in the COVID-19 crisis management to share best practices & lessons learnt from experiences around the world.

 

Gavi [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
28 August 2020
Australia commits AU$ 80 million to guarantee access to COVID-19 vaccines for all
:: The funding will support the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), which aims to secure doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries and economies at the same time as wealthier nations
:: The Gavi COVAX AMC forms part of the COVAX Facility, a mechanism hosted by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for both higher-income and lower-income countries

24 August 2020
172 countries & multiple candidate vaccines engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

GHIT Fund [to 29 Aug 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 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News/Updates
COVID-19 Situation Report – 25 August 2020
A new issue of the COVID-19 Situation Report is available

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Release
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IAVI [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
FEATURES
August 28, 2020
How Can We Bridge the Gender Gap for STEM in Africa?

 

 

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/
Announcements
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IFRC [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Asia Pacific, Bangladesh
Cox’s Bazar: Almost 1 in 5 people in treatment have lung disease as COVID-19 spreads
Kuala Lumpur, Cox’s Bazar, Geneva, 24 August 2020: New data reveals that nearly one in five (17.9%) people being treated for medical conditions in displacement camps in Cox’s Bazar are already experiencing some form of lung disease as COVID-19 spreads …
24 August 2020

 

IRC International Rescue Committee [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.rescue.org/press-release-index
Media highlights
Press Release
As COVID cases rise 1000% in Northeast Syria, IRC calls on UN Security Council to reopen critical Yaroubiya aid crossing
August 26, 2020

Press Release
New IRC report: More than 300,000 Rohingya refugee children need Internet access for remote learning during COVID-19 pandemic
August 24, 2020

 

IVAC [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates; Events
Webinar: Avoiding Barriers to Access for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Register: The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on September 16, 2020 at 8:00 EDT/21:00 KST will host a 60-minute webinar, “Avoiding Barriers to Access for a COVID-19 Vaccine.”
Description: Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, countries worked to overcome a myriad of challenges when introducing new safe and effective vaccines. While policy makers and health advocates addressed barriers, from understanding disease burden and cost effectiveness to establishing cold chain systems, preventable diseases spread, sicken populations, and cost lives. Learning from the past failures of vaccine introductions will be crucial for ensuring equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine. Leaders and scientists in the international vaccine field will discuss the barriers to vaccine access we must overcome to avoid and the role the international community will play in promoting equity in delivering a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

IVI [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
The Embassy of China in Seoul donates 20,000 USD to IVI to support vaccine R&D
On August 25, 2020, the Chinese Embassy in Korea donated 20,000 USD to IVI for vaccine research and development as well as efforts to advance international cooperation for vaccines against infectious diseases including COVID-19…

 

JEE Alliance [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Syria
“In Al-Hol camp, almost no healthcare is available and the consequences are dev…
Project Update 27 Aug 2020

Bangladesh
Rohingya refugees remain in limbo three years after mass exodus
Project Update 25 Aug 2020

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC Meetings
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)
February 4-5, 2021 NVAC Meeting
June 16-17, 2021 NVAC Meeting

 

NIH [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities disproportionately affected by COVID-19
August 28, 2020 — NIH-funded researchers call for restoration of support services or alternatives.

NIH establishes Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases
August 27, 2020 — Global network to focus on spillover potential.

NCI, Cancer Research UK launch Cancer Grand Challenges partnership to support bold new ideas for cancer research
August 27, 2020 — Effort will foster a highly competitive process designed to stimulate scientific creativity.

 

PATH [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Press Releases
Washington COVID-19 biorepository supports global quest for affordable diagnostics
August 25, 2020 by PATH
A global resource for the development and validation of diagnostics
SEATTLE, August 25, 2020 – The current pandemic showcases a critical need to accelerate the development and validation of quality diagnostic products for COVID-19. To support this effort, PATH, a global health non-profit, has created a biorepository of qualified clinical samples to support and accelerate the development and validation of quality in-vitro diagnostics.
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH has been coordinating with clinical partners across the Seattle area since the beginning of the pandemic to create a catalogue of inactivated virus and clinical samples, including nasal swabs, tongue swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, serum, and plasma to assist developers in the verification and validation of diagnostic tests. These clinical samples include those collected from patients with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 using an FDA EUA COVID-19 RT PCR diagnostic test…

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
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UNAIDS [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
27 August 2020
“Do not guess, get tested” – Free testing for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C in Yerevan

25 August 2020
Sex work during COVID-19 in Tanzania

25 August 2020
A way to optimized HIV investments in the EECA region

 

UNICEF [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases/Announcements
Press release
08/27/2020
Severe water shortages compound desperate situation for children and families in Beirut
UNICEF and partners rehabilitating and reconnecting critical water infrastructure

Press release
08/26/2020
COVID-19: At least a third of the world’s school children unable to access remote learning during school closures, new report says
UNICEF’s Reimagine campaign calls for urgent investment to bridge the digital divide, reach every child with remote learning, and, most critically, prioritize the safe reopening of schools

Press release
08/26/2020
Ericsson and UNICEF launch global partnership to map school internet connectivity
Three-year initiative to identify connectivity gaps in 35 countries is a critical first step in connecting every school to the internet

News note
08/25/2020
UNICEF delivers critical supplies to support children and families affected by Beirut explosions

Press release
08/25/2020
Rohingya children bearing brunt of COVID disruptions in Bangladesh refugee camps as education facilities remain closed

Press release
08/23/2020
UNICEF airlifts more supplies to respond to COVID-19 in Yemen

 

Unitaid [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
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Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Research and Reports
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
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The Wistar Institute [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
International Cooperation and Leadership – Africa is Now Polio Free
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Africa is now rid of this terrible disease which has crippled and killed so many people. “The reason Africa is able to be declared Polio Free is through international cooperation and leadership”, according to Dr Michael Moore, Chair of the International Immunization Policy Task Force of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and Rotary International 9705 District Governor in Australia…

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
FDA’s Peter Marks Reiterates the Agency’s Continued Commitment to Gene Therapy in Meeting With ARM’s Executive Committee
August 27, 2020
Washington, DC
In a videoconference Thursday with the Executive Committee of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the FDA’s Dr. Peter Marks reiterated the agency’s continued commitment to gene therapy, and explained that there have been no changes to FDA’s policies or approaches to gene therapies. The FDA remains focused on safety and efficacy in its evaluations of potentially transformative cell and gene therapies. ARM and its 360+ members remain bullish about the promising pipeline of advanced therapies that seek to treat, and possibly cure, a wide range of debilitating diseases and conditions. The FDA in January 2019 stated that, by 2025, it expects to approve between 10 and 20 gene and cell therapies each year.

 

BIO [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
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ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 29 Aug 2020]
https://internationalbiotech.org/
News
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IFPMA [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Innovative vaccine industry strongly committed to rigorous regulatory standards for approval of COVID-19 vaccines
27 August 2020
[See COVID-19 Vaccines above for detail]

 

PhRMA [to 29 Aug 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
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