Organization Announcements

Organization Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
BARDA News
March 2, 2021: Biden Administration Announces Historic Manufacturing Collaboration Between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Production of COVID-19 Vaccines
[See COVID above for detail]

 

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
Press Releases and Statements
No new digest content identified.

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 6 Mar 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
No new digest content identified.

 

CARB-X [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://carb-x.org/
News
03.01.2021  |
CARB-X is funding GSK to support the development of two unique vaccine projects that aim to prevent serious bacterial infections killing thousands worldwide each year
CARB-X is funding the GSK Biologicals and its affiliate GSK Vaccines Institute for Global Health (GVGH), based in Siena, Italy, to develop new vaccines to prevent serious infections caused by two different pathogens. Together, the two awards could be worth potentially more than $18 million if project milestones are met, subject to available funding.

 

Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy – GE2P2 Global Foundation [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://centerforvaccineethicsandpolicy.net/
News/Analysis/Statements
:: Past weekly editions of Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review are available here.
:: A new edition of Informed Consent: A Monthly Digest is now posted here and via a PDF.

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
Going universal: The search for an all-in-one coronavirus vaccine
Instead of working to make vaccines against each unique coronavirus or variant, what if we could provide broad protection across the field through an all-in-one coronavirus shot?
01 Mar 2021

First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Africa
Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana began COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers. A further 11 million COVAX doses are expected to be delivered over the next seven days.
01 Mar 2021

 

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [to 6 Mar 2021
https://www.darpa.mil/
News
No new digest content identified.

Duke Global Health Innovation Center [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://dukeghic.org/
Launch and Scale Speedometer
No new digest content identified.

 

EDCTP [to 6 Mar 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
04 March 2021
EDCTP and Africa CDC partner to train highly skilled epidemiologists and biostatisticians in Africa

 

Emory Vaccine Center [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
No new digest content identified.

 

European Commission [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://europa.eu/rapid/search-result.htm?query=18&locale=en&page=1
Latest
No new digest content identified.

 

European Medicines Agency [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
News: EMA starts rolling review of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
Last updated: 04/03/2021
[See COVID above for detail]

 

 

News: EMA and Health Canada publish clinical data used to support their authorisations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Last updated: 02/03/2021
[See COVID above for detail]

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.

 

FDA [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements /Selected Details
March 5, 2021 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: March 5, 2021
March 2, 2021 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: March 2, 2021

 

FDA – COVID-19 Vaccines [to 6 Mar 2021]
www.fda.gov/covid19vaccines
News and Updates; Upcoming Events
FDA Statement on Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting
02/26/2021
Following today’s positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Janssen Biotech Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine, the FDA has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization.

 

Fondation Merieux [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx): Special Edition on COVID-19
March 15 – 17, 2021 – Virtual

 

Gavi [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.gavi.org/
News Releases
2 March 2021
COVAX publishes first round of allocations

1 March 2021
First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Africa
[See COVID above for detail on these announcements]

 

GHIT Fund [to 6 Mar 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
No new digest content identified.

 

Global Fund [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News & Stories
News
Global Fund and Fondation CHANEL Form New Partnership to Advance Women’s Health in Western and Central Africa
04 March 2021
The Global Fund and Fondation CHANEL have signed a new agreement to set up a civil society-led fund to strengthen women’s and girls’ engagement in developing health policies, including Global Fund-related processes, in western and central Africa. The partnership, worth US$1.5 million, will run for three years starting in Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire.

 

Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness [GloPID-R] [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.glopid-r.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
No new digest content identified.

 

Human Vaccines Project [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
HVP COVID Report
Universal Coronavirus Vaccines: Invest Now or Pay Later
Wayne Koff, Ph.D.
Founding President and CEO
The Human Vaccines Project

 

IAVI [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
PRESS RELEASES/FEATURES
March 5, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021

 

 

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
Press Releases/Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

 

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

 

IFRC [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Middle East and North Africa, Syria
Syria crisis: 10 years on, humanitarian situation is worse than ever
The daily suffering of Syrians is worse now than it has been at nearly any point throughout the decade-long conflict that has ravaged the country. This is the sobering message delivered today by three senior Red Cross and Red Crescent officials as Syria enters the second decade of a relentless crisis.
4 March 2021

 

Institut Pasteur [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.pasteur.fr/en/press-area
No new digest content identified.

 

IRC International Rescue Committee [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.rescue.org/press-release-index
Media highlights [Selected]
Press Release
New IRC report: A decade of attacks on health care in Syria
March 3, 2021
IRC survey of 237 people + 74 health workers on 10th anniversary of the Syria conflict
:: 81% of surveyed health workers said they had a coworker or patient who had been injured or killed due to an attack
:: 77% had witnessed an average of four attacks on health care – some had witnessed as many as 20 over the course of the war
:: 68% were inside a health facility when it was attacked
:: 59% of civilians surveyed had been directly impacted by an attack on a health facility during the course of the conflict
:: 49% fear accessing health care as a result of attacks
:: 8 in 10 indicate having fled home at least 6 times during the conflict – some as many as 25 times

 

IVAC [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates; Events
No new digest content identified.

 

IVI [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News, Announcements, Events
No new digest content identified.

 

JEE Alliance [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
No new digest content identified.

 

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/news/center-news/
Center News
No new digest content identified.

 

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
DRC Ebola outbreaks
DRC’s twelfth Ebola outbreak
Crisis Update 5 Mar 2021

Syria
A decade of war in Syria: 10 years of increasing humanitarian needs
Project Update 3 Mar 2021

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
Upcoming Meetings/Latest Updates
No new digest content identified.

 

NIH [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
News Releases
NIH-Sponsored ACTIV-3 Clinical Trial Closes Enrollment into Two Sub-Studies
March 4, 2021 — ACTIV-3 is a master protocol designed to allow for the study of multiple investigational agents compared to placebo in adults hospitalized with COVID-19.

NIH halts trial of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in emergency department patients with mild symptoms
March 2, 2021 — Study shows the treatment is safe, but provides no significant benefit in this group.

NIH effort seeks to understand MIS-C, range of SARS-CoV-2 effects on children
March 2, 2021 — Program to investigate why some children are at greater risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection than others.

 

UN OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.unocha.org/
Selected Research, Announcement
No new digest content identified.

 

PATH [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

UNAIDS [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
3 March 2021
From HIV survivor to COVID-19 responder

2 March 2021
Faith-based project against paediatric HIV launched in Côte d’Ivoire

1 March 2021
US$ 64 million to respond to HIV, TB and malaria in Congo

 

UNDP United Nations Development Programme [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter.html
Latest from News Centre
UNDP calls for temporary basic income to help world’s poorest women cope with effects of COVID-19 pandemic
A temporary basic income (TBI) given specifically to hundreds of millions of women in the world’s developing countries could prevent rising poverty and widening gender inequalities during the COVID-19…   Posted on March 4, 2021

 

UNESCO [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://en.unesco.org/news
Selected Latest News
No new digest content identified.

 

UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/media-centre.htmlS
Selected Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

UNICEF [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases, Statements
Press release 03/05/2021
More than 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccines arrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Press release 03/03/2021
At least 1 in 7 children and young people has lived under stay-at-home policies for most of the last year, putting mental health and well-being at risk
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, UNICEF urges greater investment in mental health services

Press release 03/03/2021
Sudan receives first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines with over 800,000 doses
Sudan becomes first country in the Middle East and North Africa to receive vaccines via the COVAX Facility

Press release 03/03/2021
340,000 doses of COVAX vaccines due in Rwanda today
Air freight carrying the AstraZeneca/Oxford SII vaccines supplied through the COVAX Facility arrives in Kigali. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines expected to arrive later today.

Statement 03/02/2021
Remarks by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director at COVAX media briefing on first deliveries and first round of allocations
As prepared for delivery
[See COVID above for detail]

Statement 03/02/2021
COVAX publishes first round of allocations

 

Unitaid [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
No new digest content identified.

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
News, Research and Reports
Coronavirus global impact
Launched April 2, 2020 and recurring every 3 days, Premise Data is utilizing its global network of Contributors to assess economic, social, and health sentiment surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
News
No new digest content identified.

 

Wellcome Trust [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Q&A
Anna Mouser, Jeremy Farrar
Why we need fair global vaccine allocation to end Covid-19
2 March 2021

Explainer
Why is a global Covid-19 vaccine rollout vital?
2 March 2021

 

The Wistar Institute [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
WFPHA Has Joined the WHO’s Campaign for #VaccinEquity
Mar 4, 2021
WFPHA Has Joined the WHO’s Campaign for #VaccinEquityHealth workers have been at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic response. In January 2021, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called all countries to work together…

Coalition of International NGOs Call for Equitable Access for Vaccines and Treatment during COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar 4, 2021
Coalition of International NGOs Call for Equitable Access for Vaccines and Treatment during COVID-19 Pandemic
Around the world, governments are struggling to find ways to work together and control the spread of COVID-19. The virus does not recognize…
[See COVID above for detail]

Call to Governments to Support the TRIPS Waiver Proposal to End the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar 1, 2021
Call to Governments to Support the TRIPS Waiver Proposal to End the COVID-19 Pandemic
The time is now to stop vaccine nationalism, private profiteering, and stand in solidarity with the world for health equity and human rights. WFPHA joins the…

 

World Bank [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/all
Selected News, Announcements
World Bank Bond Expands Support to COVID-19 Resilience Through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Washington, DC, March 4, 2021—The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or IBRD) has issued a US$100 million 5-year bond which both supports IBRD’s ongoing sustainable development…
Date: March 04, 2021 Type: Press Release
[See COVID above for detail]

Reversing the Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Female Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean
Women were 44 percent more likely to lose their jobs in the crisis than men. Permanent job losses affected one in five women according to a new World Bank report. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2021 – Working women…
Date: March 04, 2021 Type: Press Release

Future of Cities Will Shape Post-COVID-19 World
Cities have a once -in-a-lifetime chance to leverage the pandemic and build back in a resilient, inclusive and sustainable way
Date: March 02, 2021 Type: Feature Story

 

World Customs Organization – WCO [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.wcoomd.org/
Latest News – Selected Items
No new digest content identified.

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2021/
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

 

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 6 Mar 2021]
Press Releases – Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (alliancerm.org)
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

BIO [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
No new digest content identified.

 

ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 6 Mar 2021]
https://internationalbiotech.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

IFPMA [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
No new digest content identified.

 

PhRMA [to 6 Mar 2021]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
No new digest content identified.