Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
BARDA News
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 5 Sep 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 5 Sep 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 5 Sep 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
321 vaccine candidates against COVID-19 now in development
04 Sep 2020 By CEPI
[See COVID-19 Vaccines above for detail]

 

EDCTP [to 5 Sep 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 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
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European Medicines Agency [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
News: EMA receives application for marketing authorisation of Dexamethasone Taw for COVID-19
Last updated: 02/09/2020

 

 

News: EMA starts review of dexamethasone for treating adults with COVID-19 requiring respiratory support (updated)
CHMP, Last updated: 02/09/2020

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
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FDA [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
September 4, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup September 4, 2020
… The FDA issued an updated FDA COVID-19 Response At-A-Glance Summary that provides a quick look at facts, figures, and highlights of the agency’s response efforts…

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

September 2, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup September 2, 2020
…Today, the FDA updated its guidance, “Investigational COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma,” to provide additional information related to the recently issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of COVID-19 convalescent plasma to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19. This update includes a discussion regarding FDA’s intent to exercise temporary enforcement discretion regarding the IND requirements for the use of this product when blood establishments, hospitals, and health care providers collect plasma that does not meet the Conditions of Authorization of the EUA. The revised guidance continues to provide recommendations for health care providers who wish to administer and study convalescent plasma under an Investigational New Drug Application. In addition, the agency updated the web page, “Recommendations for Investigational COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma,” which also provides this information….

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

August 31, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 31, 2020
… he FDA broadened the scope of the existing emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drug Veklury (remdesivir) to include treatment of all hospitalized adult and pediatric patients with suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, irrespective of their severity of disease…

 

Fondation Merieux [to 5 Sep 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 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
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GHIT Fund [to 5 Sep 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 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News/Updates
News
Qatar Increases its Contribution to the Global Fund Fivefold
03 September 2020
Qatar and the Global Fund today signed a multi-year contribution agreement for US$50 million for 2020-2022, strengthening their partnership in fighting infectious diseases and in building resilient systems for health.

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Release
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IAVI [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
FEATURES
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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/
Announcements
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IFRC [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Americas, Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian anniversary: Thousands supported during a global pandemic and in the midst of hurricane season
Panama/Geneva, 1 September 2020 — One year after Hurricane Dorian devastated communities in the Bahamas, the Red Cross has assisted thousands of families with emergency relief, financial assistance and support for long-term recovery.

 

IRC International Rescue Committee [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.rescue.org/press-release-index
Media highlights {Selected]
Press Release
COVID-19 cases increase 220% in month since Beirut explosion
September 1, 2020

 

IVAC [to 5 Sep 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 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
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JEE Alliance [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Lebanon
“The explosion did not distinguish between its victims and neither shou…
Interview 4 Sep 2020

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – September 2020
Crisis Update 4 Sep 2020

DRC Ebola outbreaks
Responding to new Ebola outbreak in Équateur province
Project Update 4 Sep 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Greek police enforce unwarranted and cruel quarantine of Moria camp …
Statement 3 Sep 2020

Mediterranean migration
Sea-Watch 4 is allocated a port of safety 11 days after first rescue
Interview 2 Sep 2020

Nigeria
“When I think about going home, I remind myself that a live dog is better than a …
Voices from the Field 1 Sep 2020

Cameroon
A hospital at the heart of the North-West crisis in Cameroon
Project Update 1 Sep 2020

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 5 Sep 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 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
September 2, 2020 — New laboratory and point-of-care tests to enable access and rapid result.

NIH-supported study to track prevalence and impact of SARS-CoV-2 among pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries
September 1, 2020 — The study will follow women through pregnancy and 12 months after childbirth.

Phase 3 Clinical Testing in the US of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Begins
August 31, 2020 — The trial will enroll approximately 30,000 adult volunteers at 80 sites in the United States to evaluate if the candidate vaccine can prevent symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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.

 

PATH [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Press Releases
Expanding access to HPV vaccines: PATH to evaluate safety and immunogenicity of new HPV vaccine
August 31, 2020 by Tara Newton
PATH, Innovax, KfW, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering to expand options for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in the countries that need them most.

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
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UNAIDS [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
4 September 2020
Guyana’s HIV food bank comes to the rescue during COVID-19

4 September 2020
Evaluation of UNFPA support to the HIV response

 

UNICEF [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases/Announcements
Press release
09/03/2020
UNICEF to lead procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccines in world’s largest and fastest ever operation of its kind
UNICEF will work with manufacturers and partners on the procurement of vaccine doses as well as freight, logistics and storage of COVID-19 vaccines, on behalf of global COVAX Facility

Press release
09/03/2020
Increased support vital to help children affected by Beirut explosions back to school, one month after devastating explosions
183 education facilities damaged or destroyed by the blasts, affecting over 77,000 children and youth as new school year approaches

Press release
09/03/2020
World’s richest countries grappling with children’s reading and math skills, mental well-being and obesity
New report ranks the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway the best among EU and OECD countries for child wellbeing; and highlights substantial threats to child well-being due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Press release
09/01/2020
Business, government, multilateral agency and UN leaders commit to connecting children and young people to the internet by 2030
As half the world’s population remain unconnected, a virtual ‘Generation Unlimited’ event calls for urgent action and investment to bridge the digital divide and scale-up digital learning and skilling opportunities

 

Unitaid [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
03 September 2020 | Press releases
Life-saving infant oxygen device awarded Unitaid funding

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Research and Reports
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
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The Wistar Institute [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Applauds New Rule From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Promoting Access to Innovative Therapies
Washington, DC September 2, 2020
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to finalize a new diagnosis-related group (DRG) for chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapies in their FY21 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule. This is a crucial step forward for patient access to life-changing therapies, and the result of multi-year collaboration among ARM, its members, regulators, and a diverse group of other stakeholders.

 

BIO [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
Biotech Leaders Outline Principles to Ensure the “Public’s Trust” in New Medical Products for Eradicating Covid-19
September 3, 2020
[See COVID-19 Vaccines above for detail]

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
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ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 5 Sep 2020]
https://internationalbiotech.org/
News
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IFPMA [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Biopharma industry updates on COVID-19 treatments progress and warns about upholding regulatory standards of quality
03 September 2020
[See COVID-19 Vaccines above for detail]

 

PhRMA [to 5 Sep 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
Coming together to fight COVID-19: A conversation with Paul Hudson, CEO of Sanofi
Stephen J. Ubl   |     September 2, 2020
Over the last seven months, our industry has been working around the clock to combat the COVID-19 virus, including developing effective therapeutics to treat COVID-19 and vaccines to prevent future infections. I had the opportunity to connect with Paul Hudson, CEO of Sanofi, about the fight against COVID-19.