Organization Announcements

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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 11 Sep 2021]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
Sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain by slowing neuron growth
September 9, 2021
Quickly evolving stretches of DNA unique to humans are important for brain development, a new study finds
 
 
BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/media-center
Press Releases and Statements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 11 Sep 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 11 Sep 2021]
https://carb-x.org/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy – GE2P2 Global Foundation [to 11 Sep 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 – September 2021 is now posted here
 
 
CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
Joint COVAX statement on Supply Forecast for 2021 and early 2022
According to its latest Supply Forecast, COVAX expects to have access to 1.425 billion doses of vaccine in 2021.
08 Sep 2021
[See Milestones above for detail]

Comparator vaccines are needed if vital COVID-19 R&D is to progress
Governments, developers, and particularly vaccine manufacturers, must urgently agree upon a solution to unlock supplies, writes CEPI’s Director of Vaccine R&D, Melanie Saville.
07 Sep 2021
[See Milestones above for detail]
 
 
DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [to 11 Sep 2021
https://www.darpa.mil/news
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Duke Global Health Innovation Center [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://dukeghic.org/
Our Blog
A Call for a Global Summit to End the COVID-19 Pandemic
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Endorsed by a broad coalition of leaders and organizations.
[See Milestones above for detail]
 
 
EDCTP [to 11 Sep 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
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Emory Vaccine Center [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
European Vaccine Initiative [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Fondation Merieux [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Gavi [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.gavi.org/
8 September 2021
First delivery of German-donated COVID vaccines to COVAX land in Mauritania, with other deliveries to follow

8 September 2021
Joint COVAX statement on Supply Forecast for 2021 and early 2022
[See Milestones above for deatil]

 
 

7 September 2021
Gavi funding boosts yellow fever diagnostics capacity across Africa

6 September 2021
First doses donated by Belgium through COVAX arrive to Armenia

GHIT Fund [to 11 Sep 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
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Global Fund [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News & Stories
News
Global Fund Results Report Reveals COVID-19 Devastating Impact on HIV, TB and Malaria Programs
08 September 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, according to a new report released by the Global Fund today. The Results Report shows that while some progress was made, key programmatic results have declined for the first time in the history of the Global Fund.
 
 
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness [GloPID-R] [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.glopid-r.org/news/
GloPID-R Scientific Advisory Group releases report with COVID-19 research priorities and recommendations
06/09/2021
[See Milestones above for detail]
 
 
Hilleman Laboratories [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
Website reports “under maintenance” at inquiry
 
 
Human Vaccines Project [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IAVI [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
Latest News
No new digest content identified.

 
 

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 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.icrc.org/en/whats-new
Selected News Releases, Statements, Reports
No new digest content identified.

 
 

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/
Press Releases/Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFRC [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Institut Pasteur [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.pasteur.fr/en/press-area
Press Documents
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.iom.int/press-room/press-releases
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
ISC / International Science Council [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://council.science/current/
ISC is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils.
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IVAC [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates; Events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IVI [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News, Announcements, Events
IVI’s 20th International Vaccinology Course brings virtual training to vaccine professionals and students across 155 countries
 
 
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/news/center-news/
Center News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
 
 
Ethiopia
Amid enormous needs in Ethiopia, MSF forced to suspend majority of healthcare
Statement 10 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Medical needs grow as international organisations suspend activities
Voices from the Field 6 Sep 2021
 
 
National Academy of Medicine – USA [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://nam.edu/programs/
Selected News/Programs
No new digest content identified.
 
 
National Academy of Sciences – USA [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
Upcoming Meetings/Latest Updates
Upcoming Meetings
September 14-15, 2021 NVAC Meeting
 
 
NIH [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
News Releases
NIH providing $185 million for research to advance understanding of how human genome functions
Thursday, September 9, 2021
The newly launched Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) consortium to include 30 U.S. sites.
 
 
PATH [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Press Releases
PATH welcomes Nabeel Goheer as Chief of Asia, Middle East, Europe (AMEE) Region
September 10, 2021
Dr. Nabeel Goheer is joining PATH to serve as the Chief of Asia, Middle East, Europe (AMEE) Region. In this role, he will provide strategic leadership and guidance, overseeing program activities in the regional hubs in South Asia, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, China, and Western Europe, as well as PATH’s other projects in the region. He will also develop and execute on strategies to expand and grow the AMEE portfolio into new regions, including the Middle East and additional countries in Asia…
 
 
Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
UNAIDS [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
8 September 2021
Central African Republic adopts plan to address gender inequality in the AIDS response

6 September 2021
Global roll-out of HIV treatment has saved millions of lives

6 September 2021
Anambra, Nigeria, commits to eliminating vertical transmission of HIV by end of 2022
 
 
UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/media-centre.htmlS
Selected News Releases, Announcements
No new digest content identified.

UNICEF [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Press Releases, News Notes, Statements [Selected]
Press release
09/08/2021
Repeated school closures due to COVID-19 leading to learning loss and widening inequities in South Asia, UNICEF research shows
Limited access to devices, low connectivity, and limited teacher contact are severely constraining remote learning in the region

Statement
09/08/2021
Joint COVAX statement on supply forecast for 2021 and early 2022
[See Milestones above for detail]

Remarks
09/07/2021
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore’s Remarks at the UNICEF Executive Board
As prepared for delivery

Unitaid [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Vaccine Equity Cooperative [nee Initiative] [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://vaccineequitycooperative.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Vaccination Acceptance & Demand Initiative [Sabin) [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.vaccineacceptance.org/
Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Vaccine Confidence Project [to 11 Sep 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 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Wellcome Trust [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News and reports
Photo story
The next pandemic: Why deforestation in DRC could release new viruses
6 September 2021
Authors: Amelia Goldsmith, Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
Covid-19 alerted the world to the devastating potential of pandemics in the 21st century. Photojournalist Hugh Kinsella Cunningham and writer and public health professional, Amelia Goldsmith, document how the lasting effects of colonisation, including the unbridled exploitation of natural resources, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, could expose humanity to the next supervirus.
 
 
The Wistar Institute [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
World Bank [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/all
Selected News, Announcements
The World Bank, UNICEF Support COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment and Lifesaving Health Services for Children and Women in South Sudan
JUBA, September 09, 2021 – The World Bank and UNICEF are collaborating to implement a $53.5 million project in South Sudan that focuses on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) vaccine deployment in the country and the provision of essential health services for the most vulnerable populations in two of the most hard-to-reach areas – the states of Jonglei and Upper Nile.

This close collaboration between the World Bank and UNICEF in South Sudan comes at a crucial time as the country continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic including the scaling up of its vaccination roll out efforts. Both sides will also support the Ministry of Health in enhancing its stewardship of the South Sudanese health system and its capacity to plan and implement programs.

“The World Bank values its partnership with UNICEF as it focuses on the urgent task of COVID19 vaccine deployment and the supply of life-saving interventions to the most vulnerable children and women in South Sudan. It also seeks to build capacity of the Ministry of Health at the national, state and community levels to ensure sustainable access to basic health services for all resident of the country,” said Firas Raad, World Bank Country Manager for South Sudan.

Through this collaboration, initiated in 2018, UNICEF has been implementing a World Bank-financed health sector project that provides essential maternal and child health services in Jonglei and Upper Nile. The project has so far immunized 126,489 children with the penta3 vaccine and 127,912 children with the measles vaccines and provided 55,404 pregnant women with antenatal care services. It also ensured that 20,651 new-borns were delivered with the help of skilled health personnel. The project also facilitated the delivery of 587 tons of medical supplies and medicines; and supplied soap, buckets, and water purification tablets for 685,000 people in both states…

COVID-19 vaccines: from rejection to shortage, how Côte d’Ivoire became a model for managing vaccine hesitancy
ABIDJAN, Sept 7, 2021— One month after Côte d’Ivoire’s vaccination campaign was launched with much fanfare, the great enthusiasm generated by the delivery of 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on…
Date: September 07, 2021 Type: Feature Story
 
 
World Customs Organization – WCO [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.wcoomd.org/
Latest News – Selected Items
No new digest content identified.
 
 
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2021/
Press Releases, Statements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
WTO – World Trade Organisation [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news_e.htm
WTO News and Events
No new digest content identified.

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 11 Sep 2021]
Press Releases – Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (alliancerm.org)
Selected Press Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
BIO [to 11 Sep 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 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://internationalbiotech.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFPMA [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Momentum of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing scale up sufficient for step change in distribution
07 September 2021
[See Milestones above for detail]

R&D-based pharmaceutical industry’s innovative partnerships to meet urgent global supply needs
06 September 2021 :: 3 pages
… According to Airfinity data, as of September 2021 at least 323 manufacturing and production agreements for COVID-19 vaccines – of which 230 agreements involving technology transfer- around the globe were made public…

 
 

International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
https://www.igbamedicines.org/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations – IAPO [to 11 Sep 2021]
https://www.iapo.org.uk/news/topic/6
Press and media [Selected]
No new digest content identified.
 
 
PhRMA [to 11 Sep 2021]
http://www.phrma.org/
Latest News [Selected]
A year and a half later: The biopharmaceutical industry remains committed to beating COVID-19
September 8, 2021
As an industry committed to science, our work is not over.
…Globally, vaccine manufacturers are also estimated to produce more than 11 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021 and have already delivered more than 5 billion doses around the globe…
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