Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
BARDA News
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
Press Releases and Statements
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 9 Jan 2021]
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 9 Jan 2021]
https://carb-x.org/
News
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Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy – GE2P2 Global Foundation [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://centerforvaccineethicsandpolicy.net/
News/Analysis/Statements
An Informed Choice/Consent/Right-to-Refuse Imperative :: Statement on Immunization Involving COVID-19 Vaccines Under Emergency Use Authorization/Listing [EUA/L]
1 January 2021 The GE2P2 Global Foundation’s Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy has developed a statement that argues that immunization involving COVID-19 vaccines available under emergency use mechanisms or expanded access/compassionate use triggers an imperative to assure that individuals receive the information required to support free exercise of meaningful informed choice/consent, with a right to refuse such vaccination for any reason or no reason. The full statement is available here: http://www.ge2p2.org/the-informed-choice/consent/right-to-refuse-imperative

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
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EDCTP [to 9 Jan 2021]
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
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Emory Vaccine Center [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
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European Medicines Agency [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
News: Extra dose from vials of Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine
Last updated: 08/01/2021
[See COVID above for detail]

 

 

News: EMA recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna for authorisation in the EU (updated)
Last updated: 06/01/2021
[See COVID above for detail]

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
Website not responding at inquiry

 

FDA [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements /Selected Details
January 8, 2021 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: January 8, 2021
:: The FDA alerted clinical laboratory staff and health care providers that genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 may lead to false negative results with molecular tests for SARS-CoV-2. The Letter to Clinical Laboratory Staff and Health Care Providers includes important information about potential false negative results with molecular tests, including:
. Details on the effect of genetic variants on test performance.
. Recommendations for clinical laboratory staff and health care providers.
. Actions the FDA has taken.
. Instructions for reporting problems with a test.
:: This week, the FDA posted a new webpage, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions. Questions cover specifics, such as what data did the FDA review when deciding whether to authorize the vaccine for emergency use, how well the vaccine prevents COVID-19, and more.

January 8, 2021 – FDA Issues Alert Regarding SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutation to Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratory Staff
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting clinical laboratory staff and health care providers that the FDA is monitoring the potential impact of viral mutations, including an emerging variant from the United Kingdom known as the B.1.1.7 variant, on authorized SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests, and that false negative results can occur with any molecular test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 if a mutation occurs in the part of the virus’s genome assessed by that test…

January 5, 2021 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: January 5, 2021
:: Today, the FDA posted a new webpage on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) highlighting authorities that are intended to enhance the FDA’s ability to identify, prevent, and mitigate possible drug shortages by, among other things, enhancing the FDA’s visibility into drug supply chains…

 

FDA – COVID-19 Vaccines [to 9 Jan 2021]
www.fda.gov/covid19vaccines
News and Updates; Upcoming Events
FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines
Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines
01/04/2021
[See COVID above for detail]

 

Fondation Merieux [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
Press Releases
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Gavi [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
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GHIT Fund [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.ghitfund.org/newsroom/press
GHIT was set up in 212 with the aim of developing new tools to tackle infectious diseases that
Press Releases
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Global Fund [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
Strategic Review 2020 of the Global Fund now available
07 January 2021
The Strategic Review 2020 (SR2020) of the Global Fund and its related documents are now available. As with the SR2015 and SR2017, it was commissioned by the Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG). The three main objectives of SR2020 were:
[1] To assess the outcomes and impact of Global Fund investments against the goals and objectives of the 2017–2022 Strategy at its mid-term.
[2] To assess operationalization and implementation of the current Strategy at its mid-term.
[3] To provide an evidence-informed rationale for integrating lessons learned during the first half of the 2017–2022 Strategy, and how to position the Global Fund within the global field of health development organizations in its post-2022 strategic cycle.
Download the Strategic Review 2020 and all its related materials. Learn more about the TERG and its role at the Global Fund.

 

Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness [GloPID-R] [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.glopid-r.org/news/
News
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Hilleman Laboratories [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Releases
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IAVI [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
PRESS RELEASES/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/
Press Releases/Announcements
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IFRC [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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Institut Pasteur [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.pasteur.fr/en/press-area
Press documents
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IRC International Rescue Committee [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.rescue.org/press-release-index
Media highlights [Selected]
Press Release
As thousands more fleeing conflict in Ethiopia arrive in Eastern Sudan, the IRC scales up emergency response to protect women and children
January 6, 2021

 

IVAC [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates; Events
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IVI [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News, Announcements, Events
Cellid, IVI exchange ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Research Service Contract’
IVI to analyze samples from Phase 1/2a trials of Cellid’s COVID-19 vaccine to evaluate immunogenicity
January 5, 2021

2020 Year in Review
2020 was an unprecedented year in global health. A novel virus spread to all corners of the world, devastating people’s lives, economies, and ways of life, and the scientific community responded with agility and partnership that will inspire vaccine research and development for years to come. We’re grateful to our global collaborators, supporters, and friends for working with us to advance IVI’s mission to discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable vaccines for global health—a mission that feels more urgent than ever and will continue to drive our work in the new year.

 

JEE Alliance [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/news/center-news/
Center News
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Yellow fever
Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives
Press Release 8 Jan 2021

Lebanon
Overlapping crises in Lebanon increase needs and worsen access to …
Project Update 8 Jan 2021

Mali
Patient dies after an MSF ambulance is violently detained in …
Press Release 7 Jan 2021

Palestine
“For one year no one came here” to provide medical care in the W…
Project Update 5 Jan 2021

Central African Republic
MSF provides care in post-election attacks in Bangassou, CAR
Project Update 4 Jan 2021

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
Upcoming Meetings/Latest Updates
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NIH [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
News Releases
Large clinical trial will test combination monoclonal antibody therapy for mild/moderate COVID-19
January 5, 2021 — The Phase 2/3 clinical trial will evaluate experimental antibodies BRII-196 and BRII-198.

 

PATH [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Press Release
PATH condemns violent insurgency in Washington, DC
January 7, 2021 by PATH

PATH supports partners to use environmental surveillance to monitor the presence of COVID-19
January 5, 2021 by PATH
Complementing national COVID-19 surveillance efforts in countries with limited diagnostic capacity to test and trace with expanded data from the environmental surveillance of sewage

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
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UNAIDS [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
8 January 2021
First-ever Jamaica transgender strategy looks beyond health

6 January 2021
Hope from Tiraspol

5 January 2021
Y+ Global launches COVID-19 fund to support young people living with HIV

 

UNICEF [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases, Statements
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Unitaid [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
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Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
News, Research and Reports
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
News
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Wellcome Trust [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News
Wellcome appoints new research programmes director 
Cheryl Moore, who is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York Genome Center, is to become Wellcome’s new Director, Research Programmes.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
Jan. 7, 2021
Wistar Scientists Target an Alternative Fuel Source of Cancer Cells as a Therapeutic Approach for Breast Cancer
New small molecule inhibitor impairs cancer growth in preclinical models by depriving malignant cells of a critical nutrient source.

 

WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
COVID-19 Immunization and Mitigating Vaccine Hesitancy
Jan 6, 2021
… The WFPHA Immunization Taskforce fears that the lack of a coordinated response to growing vaccine hesitancy will further exacerbate the morbidity and mortality rates of the pandemic. In particular, there is concern that the uncontrolled spread of misinformation will disproportionately harm the most at-risk, vulnerable communities. As global COVID-19 immunization begins, health organizations and governments must be equipped to promote trust in the vaccines being distributed and must work alongside healthcare providers who are responsible for delivery. Therefore, the WFPHA International Immunization Policy Task Force in its Statement on COVID-19 Immunization and Mitigating Vaccine Hesitancy, recommends:
1. National authorities, NGOs and health organizations should publicly express support for subnational
and/or community-led initiatives that address vaccine hesitancy to help sustain local COVID-
19 immunization efforts.
2. The international community should acknowledge that life course immunization is a key
component of universal health coverage and a necessary preventative measure that can save millions
of lives.
3. Public health officials and organizations should express their concerns about the lack of investment
and infrastructure needed to target public health messages to at-risk populations and recommend
investing in public health promotion and literacy as a preventative measure.
4. Knowledge translation research efforts be strengthened to enhance communication between
public health professionals, policymakers, and the general public with the goal of establishing a
common agenda.
5. Governments should maintain transparency about vaccine funding and development to ensure
that the general public understands how this intervention best serves public health interests.

 

World Economic Forum [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://agenda.weforum.org/news/
Media
Cities Are Key to India’s Post-Pandemic Growth, Says Report
News 07 Jan 2021
· The World Economic Forum releases a new report, Indian Cities in the Post-Pandemic World, with recommendations from 14 global urban experts to translate lessons learned from the pandemic into a new urban reforms agenda
· Insights compiled through extensive interviews span seven thematic areas: planning, housing, transport, environment, public health, gender and vulnerable populations
· Read the full report here

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://alliancerm.org/
Press Releases
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BIO [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
BIO’s Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath Responds to “Unconscionable” Attacks on U.S. Capitol
January 7, 2021
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, made the following comments in response to today’s violence at the United States Capitol: “Today we watched in horror as angry and unruly mobs attacked…

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
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ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 9 Jan 2021]
https://internationalbiotech.org/news/
News
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IFPMA [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
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PhRMA [to 9 Jan 2021]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
New research shows hotspots of inequity relate to increased COVID-19 hospitalizations
January 8, 2021
As part of PhRMA’s continuing work to address health inequities, we are partnering with researchers to study hotspots of COVID-19 and chronic disease inequities in New York state. Reports this summer show that boroughs in New York City with the lowest per-person income and lowest number of employer establishments had the highest COVID-19 mortality rates.