Organization Announcements

Organization Announcements
Editor’s Note:
Careful readers will note that the number and range of organizations now monitored in our Announcements section below has grown as the impacts of the pandemic have spread across global economies, supply chains and programmatic activity of multilateral agencies and INGOs.

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
News
No new digest content identified.

 

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/media-center
Press Releases and Statements
No new digest content identified.

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 2021]
https://carb-x.org/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy – GE2P2 Global Foundation [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://centerforvaccineethicsandpolicy.net/
News/Analysis/Statements
:: Past weekly editions and posting of all segments of Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review are available here.
:: [NEW] Informed Consent: A Monthly Review – July 2021 is now posted here

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
CEPI launches COVAX Marketplace to match buyers and sellers of critical manufacturing supplies and speed up global access to COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX
15 Jul 2021
[See COVAX above for detail]

 

CIOMS – COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OF MEDICAL SCIENCES [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://cioms.ch/
News; Publications
No new digest content identified.

 

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [to 17 Jul 2021
https://www.darpa.mil/news
News
No new digest content identified.

 

Duke Global Health Innovation Center [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://dukeghic.org/
No new digest content identified.

 

EDCTP [to 17 Jul 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
16 July 2021
Biofabri and IAVI announce partnership to advance MTBVAC into efficacy trials
Biofabri and IAVI have announced their intention to partner on efficacy trials of the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC. This highly promising vaccine candidate has the potential to be used as an alternative to BCG vaccination in infants and for prevention of TB disease in adolescents and adults…

 

Emory Vaccine Center [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
No new digest content identified.

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
No new digest content identified

 

FDA [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
July 16, 2021 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: July 16, 2021
Today, as Pfizer has announcedExternal Link Disclaimer, the FDA has formally accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) requesting licensure (approval) of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older and has granted the application priority review. Currently, the vaccine is authorized for emergency use to prevent COVID-19 in individuals ages 12 and older. The Prescription Drug User Fee (PDUFA) Goal Date of January 2022 reflects the PDUFA deadline for Priority Review and does not mean approval will not happen before that time. Quite to the contrary, the review of this BLA has been ongoing, is among the highest priorities of the agency, and the agency intends to complete the review far in advance of the PDUFA Goal Date.

July 13, 2021 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: July 13, 2021
Today, the FDA is announcing revisions to the vaccine recipient and vaccination provider fact sheets for the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine to include information pertaining to an observed increased risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) following vaccination.

 

Fondation Merieux [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
Announcement
IRD and the Mérieux Foundation renew their agreement and strengthen their cooperation on healthcare and research relating to infectious diseases
July 7, 2021, Global

 

Gavi [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.gavi.org/
News Releases
16 July 2021
US-donated vaccine deliveries to Africa set to begin, with first deliveries planned to Burkina Faso, Djibouti, and Ethiopia
[See COVAX above for detail]

12 July 2021
Gavi signs agreements with Sinopharm and Sinovac for immediate supply to COVAX
[See COVAX above for detail]

 

GHIT Fund [to 17 Jul 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
July 15, 2021
GHIT Fund Announces New Investment: 97.4 Million Yen to Identify Novel Dual-Acting Bactericidal Drug Targets Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

 

Global Fund [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News & Stories
News
Global Fund Applauds Switzerland’s Leadership in The Global Fight Against COVID-19
14 July 2021
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria praised the decision by the Swiss Federal Council to make available CHF300 million to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator – a ground-breaking global collaboration of leading public health agencies to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines, while strengthening health systems. This new commitment follows an earlier announcement made in 2020 by the Swiss Federal Council of a CHF400 million contribution.

 

Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness [GloPID-R] [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.glopid-r.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
Website reports “under maintenance” at inquiry

 

Human Vaccines Project [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/
News
News webpage not responding at inquiry

 

IAVI [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
Latest News
PRESS RELEASES
Spanish pharmaceutical company Zendal and IAVI partner to advance the tuberculosis vaccine candidate MTBVAC into efficacy trials
TB kills 1.4 million people a year, an infectious disease toll only recently surpassed by COVID-19.
COVID-19 has reversed years of progress in TB response, costing additional lives and adding to the urgency of the global TB problem.
MTBVAC is a highly promising vaccine candidate that has the potential to be used as an alternative to BCG vaccination in infants and for prevention of TB disease in adolescents and adults.
PORRIÑO, SPAIN, and NEW YORK, U.S. — JULY 14, 2021 — Spanish biopharmaceutical company Biofabri and IAVI today announced their intention to partner on efficacy trials of the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC.
was in-licensed and is being manufactured and developed by Biofabri, a subsidiary of the Zendal Group, in collaboration with University of Zaragoza, IAVI, and Europe-based Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI)…

 

 

International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities [ICMRA]
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Research
No new digest content identified.

 

ICRC [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.icrc.org/en/whats-new
Selected News Releases, Statements, Reports
Humanitarian space – or spaces – must be protected, without exception

Written statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross to the UN Security Council Briefing: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Preserving Humanitarian Space.
16-07-2021 | Statement

Ethiopia: Communities in Tigray hit hard by growing food and fuel prices
ICRC operational updated following the ongoing crisis that began with fighting nine months ago in the Tigray region.
15-07-2021 | News release

The World Bank, ICRC and UNICEF launch a report on joining forces in humanitarian and development collaboration to improve responses to protracted crises
Water and sanitation are priorities in both humanitarian and development work, but evidence shows that a lack of collaboration in conflict and violence-affected contexts between humanitarian and development support agencies is increasing costs, reduc
09-07-2021 | News release

 

 

International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
https://www.igbamedicines.org/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

 

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/
Press Releases/Announcements
COVAX begins vaccine rollout amid global supply challenges
09 Jul 2021
Camel riders traverse Northern Kenya to spread the word about COVID-19 vaccines. Planes bearing half a million vaccines touch down in Manila. Mongolian villagers gather in a health centre waiting room in Batsumber. Around the world, millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have begun arriving through the COVAX Facility in the largest and most rapid g…

Monique Barbut, Hassatou N’Sele and Ingrid van Wees to join IFFIm Board of Directors
01 Jul 2021
New Board members bring diverse backgrounds in global development and finance
London, 1 July 2021 – IFFIm, the International Finance Facility for Immunisation, has appointed three new global development and finance executives to its Board of Directors.  Monique Barbut, President of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) France, Hassatou Diop N’Sele, Treasurer…

 

IFRC [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
IFRC warns only way to win race against variants is to boost vaccinations and protection measures
eneva, 16 July 2021 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns that the global vaccination rate must increase rapidly and protection measures upheld, if we are to win the race against more transmissible, and potentially more deadly, variants.

At least three quarters of people in most countries want to be vaccinated worldwide, in the face of emerging new variants, according to new survey data.1 However, despite lofty rhetoric about global solidarity, there is a deadly gap in the global plan to equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Only around a quarter of the world’s population have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This number drops dramatically in low-income countries, where only 1% of people have received one dose.2 And some countries are yet to start mass vaccination campaigns.

Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General of the IFRC, said: “To world leaders we say, it is time to pull out all the stops to boost vaccine production. This includes a temporary waiver on intellectual property, as well as the sharing of knowledge and technology between countries. Vaccine equity is key to reducing the likelihood of variants and saving lives by limiting the spread of the virus. This is the only way we can truly end this pandemic.

“The IFRC is already playing its part to get vaccines into the arms of the most vulnerable, but in some countries, vaccination campaigns have hardly started. Our data shows that people want to be vaccinated, but production and vaccine dose sharing needs to happen much faster if we want vaccination to outpace the variants.”…

Asia Pacific, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
South East Asia: COVID-19 vaccine divide widens as Delta surges
Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta/Geneva, 13 July 2021: A deadly wave of COVID-19 fuelled by the Delta variant is crashing into South East Asia as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns of a widening global vaccine divide. Countr …
13 July 2021

 

Institut Pasteur [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.pasteur.fr/en/press-area
Press Documents
No new digest content identified.

 

IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.iom.int/press-room/press-releases
News
IOM Provides Over 1,300 Migrants with Emergency Shelter and Assistance on the Canary Islands
2021-07-16 10:45
Madrid – As more migrants arrive in the Canary Islands, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided shelter, protection services, medical, legal and other types of assistance to 1,361 migrants on Tenerife.

IOM Ethiopia Appeals for USD 40 Million to Assist Additional 1.6 Million People in Northern Ethiopia
2021-07-16 10:45
Addis Ababa – Nearly two million people affected by the crisis in northern Ethiopia desperately need life-saving assistance, including water, medicine and shelter, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today as it issued an urgent appeal for USD 40 million to…

Deaths on Maritime Migration Routes to Europe Soar in First Half of 2021: IOM Brief
2021-07-13 23:54
Berlin – At least 1,146 people died attempting to reach Europe by sea in the first six months of 2021 according to a new briefing released today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Dominican Republic and IOM Help Clear Hurdles for 100,000 Venezuelan Migrants
2021-07-13 13:57
Santo Domingo – The first group of almost 100,000 Venezuelan migrants without legal status in the Dominican Republic have received visas allowing them to work, open bank accounts and join the social security system under the country’s Migration Normalization Plan.

 

IVAC [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates; Events
Webinar: Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy, Surveillance and COVID Vaccines
When: Jul 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time
Description: Join Dr. Peter Hotez for a 60-minute webinar hosted by the International Vaccine Access Center to discuss topics ranging from vaccine diplomacy, the antivaccine movement, safety surveillance, and a new COVID vaccine.

 

IVI [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News, Announcements, Events
IVI welcomes Bangladesh as state party with ratification ceremony
July 15, 2021 – SEOUL, South Korea – The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) hosted a ceremony at headquarters today honoring the People’s Republic of Bangladesh’s ratification of the IVI Establishment Agreement. Over 20 years of vaccine research and capacity-building initiatives with partners in Bangladesh have led to significant achievements in global public health, including the domestic development and delivery of IVI’s oral cholera vaccine, and IVI officially welcomes Bangladesh as its 19th state party.

 

JEE Alliance [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
No new digest content identified.

 

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/news/center-news/
Center News
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Commends the Interacademy Partnership for Endorsing Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for Codes of Conduct for Scientists
July 14, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – Advances in the biological sciences bring about wellbeing for humanity, but the same advances could be misused, particularly for the development and proliferation of biological weapons.
Since January 2021, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security has worked with Tianjin University, the Interacademy Partnership, with support from the US Department of State and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to develop the Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for Codes of Conduct for Scientists. The Codes of Conduct outline a set of guiding principles and standards of conduct for all involved in the biological sciences to guard against the misuse of biology and the development of biological weapons. The Tianjian Biosecurity Guidelines will help to prevent misuse of bioscience research without hindering beneficial outcomes, in accordance with the articles and norms of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, and in advancement of progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
:: Read the Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for Codes of Conduct for Scientists.
New Report: Carrying Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination Forward: Guidance Informed by Communities of Color
July 14, 2021

 

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
South Sudan
South Sudan: 10 years of independence, violence, disease and dire needs
Project Update 16 Jul 2021

Somalia
Increasing vaccination against measles in Lower Juba could prevent thousands of deaths
Project Update 14 Jul 2021

 

National Academy of Medicine – USA [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://nam.edu/programs/
Selected News/Programs
No new digest content identified.

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
Upcoming Meetings/Latest Updates
No new digest content identified.

 

NIH [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
News Releases
NIH-funded study finds gene therapy may restore missing enzyme in rare disease
July 16, 2021 — Results provide hope for children with aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency.

 

PATH [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Press Releases
PATH and Quansys Biosciences launch Q-Plex™ Human Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Diagnostic (11-Plex) to accelerate EED interventions
Effective and affordable new research diagnostic tool can measure up to 11 key biomarkers of environmental enteric dysfunction with a single test
July 14, 2021

New partnership launched to accelerate elimination of relapsing P. vivax malaria that poses a risk to an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide
The Partnership for Vivax Elimination (PAVE) will support endemic countries in achieving their Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria elimination goals.PAVE will advance the development of quality-assured, child-friendly treatments for relapse prevention, and generate and consolidate evidence to support malaria-endemic countries in developing and implementing new strategies to eliminate P. vivax malaria.
July 14, 2021

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

UNAIDS [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
12 July 2021
UNAIDS saddened by the death of Geoff Makhubo, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg

 

UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/media-centre.htmlS
Selected News Releases, Announcements
Attacks by armed group displace 20,000 civilians in eastern DRC
16 Jul 2021

 

 

News comment: UNHCR latest update on deteriorating situation of Eritrean refugees in Tigray
This news comment is attributable to Ann Encontre, UNHCR Representative in Ethiopia
15 Jul 2021

 

 

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region
13 Jul 2021

 

 

UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
13 Jul 2021

 

UNICEF [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Press Releases, News Notes, Statements [Selected]
Statement
07/15/2021
Syria: Up to 1 million people at risk due to severe interruptions to Alouk Water Station
Joint statement by United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Imran Riza, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Muhannad Hadi and UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Ted Chaiban

Press release
07/15/2021
COVID-19 pandemic leads to major backsliding on childhood vaccinations, new WHO, UNICEF data shows
23 million children missed out on basic childhood vaccines through routine health services in 2020, the highest number since 2009 and 3.7 million more than in 2019
[See COVID above for detail]

Statement
07/14/2021
Statement on the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in Haiti
Statement by Jean Gough, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Press release
07/14/2021
Nearly 40 per cent of young people on the move identify education and training as top priorities, according to new UNICEF poll

Press release
07/13/2021
1 in 3 countries are not taking action to help students catch up on their learning post-COVID-19 school closures
A new UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD report documents education responses to COVID-19 in 142 countries

Statement
07/13/2021
Message from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore to staff

News note
07/12/2021
UNICEF signs supply agreement for Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine
[See COVID above for detail]

Remarks
07/12/2021
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore’s remarks at the launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report 2021

Press release
07/12/2021
UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger
Africa posting biggest jump. World at critical juncture, must act now for 2030 turnaround

 

Unitaid [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
15 July 2021
FIND and Unitaid invest to support technology transfer and boost local production of COVID-19 rapid tests in low- and middle-income countries
Technology transfer agreements signed to enable expanded production of high-quality antigen rapid tests in Africa and Latin America
Agreements signed with DCN Dx to transfer know-how to WAMA Diagnóstica (Brazil), and Bionote and Mologic to transfer know-how to DIATROPIX of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (Senegal)
Separate partnership between Viatris (South Africa) and Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech (China) supported to enable commercialization and distribution of high-quality Ag RDTs in low- and middle-income countries
Agreements follow open call launched last year by FIND and Unitaid on behalf of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, to drive equitable access to rapid tests for COVID-19

14 July 2021
New Partnership launched to accelerate elimination of relapsing P. vivax malaria that poses a risk to an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide
The Partnership for Vivax Elimination (PAVE) will support endemic countries in achieving their Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria elimination goals.
PAVE will advance the development of quality-assured, child-friendly treatments for relapse prevention, and generate and consolidate evidence to support malaria-endemic countries in developing and implementing new strategies to eliminate P. vivax malaria.

Vaccine Equity Initiative [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://vaccineequitycooperative.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

Vaccination Acceptance & Demand Initiative [Sabin) [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.vaccineacceptance.org/
Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
News
No new digest content identified.

 

Wellcome Trust [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News and reports
No new digest content identified.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.

 

World Bank [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/all
Selected News, Announcements
African Heads of State Call for an Ambitious Replenishment of the IDA20 to Support Their Recovery Agenda
ABIDJAN, July 15, 2021 – Thirteen African Heads of State and governments concluded their one-day meeting in Abidjan today with a strong resolution to accelerate economic…
Date: July 15, 2021 Type: Press Release

Statement July 15, 2021
Abidjan’s Declaration
Following the Meeting of Heads of State and Government of Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania and Togo to Support A Twentieth (20th) Ambitious Replenishment of the Resources of the International Development Association (IDA20)

Food Security and COVID-19
July 16, 2021 — An increasing number of countries are facing growing levels of acute food insecurity, reversing years of development gains. Even before COVID-19 reduced incomes and disrupted supply chains…
Date: July 14, 2021 Type: Brief

Africa’s Scientific Solutions and Innovation in the Fight Against COVID-19
Challenge Increased productivity, economic diversification, and structural reforms across Africa will require the strategic production and retention of many highly skilled and employable graduates, particularly…
Date: July 14, 2021 Type: Result Brief

1 in 3 countries are not taking action to help students catch up on their learning post-COVID-19 school closures
A new UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD Report documents education responses to COVID-19 in 142 countries
Date: July 13, 2021 Type: Press Release

Remarks by World Bank Group President David Malpass at the G20 Session on International Financial Architecture – Lead Intervention
VENICE, July 9, 2021 – Good afternoon.  The recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require huge resources and coordination among development partners.  Early in the pandemic, the World Bank…
Date: July 09, 2021 Type: Speeches and Transcripts

 

World Customs Organization – WCO [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.wcoomd.org/
Latest News – Selected Items
14 July 2021
Joint Indicative List of Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Inputs issued by the joint effort of WCO/WTO and other organizations

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2021/
Press Releases, Statements
Bridging partnerships towards the global control of African swine fever
News
12 July 2021
In the context of the global initiative for the control of African swine fever (ASF) launched in 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have committed to create a forum of discussion between the public and the private sectors to discuss the latest findings and ways forward to control this deadly animal disease.

 

WTO – World Trade Organisation [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news_e.htm
WTO News and Events
WTO issues joint indicative list of critical inputs for COVID-19 vaccines
13 July 2021
The WTO Secretariat has published an indicative list compiling information on the critical inputs for the manufacturing, distributing and administering of COVID-19 vaccines. The list was jointly produced with the Asian Development Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Customs Organization, some COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, researchers Chad Bown and Chris Rogers, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and DHL.

WTO holds two-day workshop on SPS risk analysis
13 July 2021
The WTO held on 12-13 July a virtual Workshop on Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication in relation to food safety, animal and plant health. With over 1,000 registered participants, the workshop brought together a variety of speakers from the public and private sector, academia, international standard-setting bodies and other international organizations for an in-depth discussion on all aspects of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) risk analysis.

 

 

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 17 Jul 2021]
Press Releases – Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (alliancerm.org)
Selected Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

BIO [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases, Letters, Testimony, Comments [Selected]
No new digest content identified.

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
No new digest content identified.

 

ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://internationalbiotech.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

IFPMA [to 17 Jul 2021]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
COVAX launches Marketplace to match buyers and sellers of critical manufacturing suppliers and speed up
15 July 2021 – IFPMA welcomes the launch of an innovative ‘marketplace’. The new Marketplace aims to accelerate the global production of COVID-19 vaccine doses for COVAX by matching suppliers of critical inputs with vaccine manufacturers who urgently need them to produce vaccines for fair and equitable distribution through COVAX. This initiative spearheaded by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is a key deliverable of the COVAX Manufacturing Task Force, which is co-led by COVAX and industry partners[1]

 

International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations – IAPO [to 17 Jul 2021]
https://www.iapo.org.uk/news/topic/6
Press and media [Selected]
No new digest content identified.

 

PhRMA [to 17 Jul 202
http://www.phrma.org/
Latest News [Selected]
Promoting global vaccine equity while protecting innovation
July 15, 2021
The transformative promise of COVID-19 vaccines only extends as far as patients’ ability to access them. Equitable distribution worldwide is critical. Despite significant cross-sector and multi-stakeholder efforts like COVAX, we are still seeing vaccine access and distribution challenges across many regions of the world due to complex barriers.
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