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 13 Nov 2021]
https://alleninstitute.org/news-press/
News
Press Release
Allen Institute announces 2021 Next Generation Leaders
November 8, 2021
Six early-career neuroscientists will participate in unique advisory council for the Institute
 
 
BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/media-center
Press Releases and Statements
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and UNICEF Announce $150 Million Guarantee to Support Access to Vaccines and Health Supplies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Press release
Nov 12, 2021
[See COVID above for detail]
 
 
Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 13 Nov 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 13 Nov 2021]
https://carb-x.org/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy – GE2P2 Global Foundation [to 13 Nov 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.
:: Informed Consent: A Monthly Review – November 2021 is now posted here

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [to 13 Nov 2021
https://www.darpa.mil/news
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Duke Global Health Innovation Center [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://dukeghic.org/
Our Blog
No new digest content identified.
 
 
EDCTP [to 13 Nov 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
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Emory Vaccine Center [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
Vaccine Center News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
European Vaccine Initiative [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
PrIMAVeRa, a new ambitious project to demonstrate how vaccines can combat antimicrobial resistance
The Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI2) Joint Undertaking mobilises more than € 9 million to support PrIMAVeRa, a new public-private partnership dedicated to harnessing the power of big data and AI to steer the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
9 November 2021
 
 
Fondation Merieux [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Gavi [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
12 November 2021
India completes national introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
:: Over 90% of children born in India every year will have access to the vaccine thanks to the efforts of the Government of India, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and partners, who collaborated on the nationwide introduction of PCV into the country’s routine immunisation programme.
:: India has received more than 60 million doses of the vaccine procured through the Gavi Pneumococcal Advance Market Commitment mechanism.

12 November 2021
Pakistan set to vaccinate more than 90 million children as part of global fight against measles and rubella
:: The campaign is one of the largest in history and will aim to reach over 95% coverage. Oral polio vaccine will also be integrated in the campaign to support polio eradication in Pakistan.
:: Dr Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health: “Pakistan is proud to launch one of the largest measles rubella campaigns in the world, which will target millions of children.”
:: The nationwide campaign is supported by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, WHO and partners.
 
 
GHIT Fund [to 13 Nov 2021]
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 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News & Stories
News
United States to Host Next Global Fund Replenishment Conference
11 November 2021
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria enthusiastically welcomes President Joe Biden’s decision to host the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in the United States in the second half of 2022.

News
Lifeline Support from UNDP and the Global Fund Keeps Afghanistan’s Health Facilities Open
11 November 2021
Afghans in need of health care services can now benefit from the initiative of UNDP and the Global Fund to inject acutely needed funding and support into the deteriorating health care system, allowing it to continue to provide essential health care a…

News
Global Fund Board Approves New Strategy Placing People and Communities at Center to Lead Fight Against HIV, TB, Malaria, to Build Systems for Health, Equity and Strengthen Pandemic Preparedness
10 November 2021
The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria approved the new Global Fund Strategy: Fighting Pandemics and Building a Healthier and More Equitable World. The new Strategy places people and communities front and center of the f…

News
Global Fund Crosses US$4 billion Mark in Funding to Support Countries in the Fight Against COVID-19
08 October 2021
 
 
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness [GloPID-R] [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.glopid-r.org/news/
News
GloPID-R News & Events Round-Up
09/11/2021
 
 
Hilleman Laboratories [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
HHMI – Howard Hughes Medical Institute [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.hhmi.org/news
Press Room
Research Nov 9 2021
Codetta Program Deciphers Genetic Code in 250,000 Genomes
Codetta, a new computational method for predicting genetic codes, could reveal insights into how some organisms have modified a code once thought to be universal.
 
 
Human Vaccines Project [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/
News
HVP COVID Report
Nov 11, 2021
Tobias Kollmann: Unraveling the Complexities of Immunity to Improve Infant Health

Publication
Nov 09, 2021
Machine Learning-Based Single Cell and Integrative Analysis Reveals That Baseline mDC Predisposition Correlates With Hepatitis B Vaccine Antibody Response
 
 
IAVI [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
Latest News
November 10, 2021
Enabling the next generation of science leaders
Strengthening research and science leadership capacity of African researchers
IAVI boat with clinic team in Uganda
IAVI, through its USAID-funded ADVANCE (Accelerate the Development of Vaccines and New Technologies to Combat the AIDS Epidemic) program, is cultivating a core group of researchers and scientists in African institutions to participate in the global effort to identify, evaluate, and implement HIV vaccines and biomedical prevention products in the fight against HIV, and to contribute toward solving other pressing global health needs…

 
 

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 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.icrc.org/en/whats-new
Selected News Releases, Statements, Reports
COP 26: Urgent action needed for low-income countries falling further behind in climate funding
At a high-level event on the sidelines of COP26 Thursday, governments and partners from development, civil society and humanitarian fields joined the African Development Bank and ICRC to call for greater recognition of the increased vulnerability fac
12-11-2021 | News release

ICRC leads discussion on the management of scarce water resources during protracted armed conflict
This high-level event will take place as part of the 13th session of the Arab Ministerial Water Council in Cairo on 17 November 2021, with the participation of ministers of water resources from the Arab States.
11-11-2021 | Report

 
 

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/
Press Releases/Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFRC [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
12/11/2021
IFRC is extremely concerned about the worsening humanitarian situation in Palestine

11/11/2021
Communities affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota are …

09/11/2021
“COP26 has not gone far enough” says IFRC Secretary …
 
 
Institut Pasteur [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.pasteur.fr/en/press-area
Press Documents
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.iom.int/press-room/press-releases
News – Selected
News
12 Nov 2021
IOM, UNHCR Provide Emergency Aid to Asylum-Seekers and Migrants at the Belarus-Poland Border, Call to Ensure Wellbeing of People and Prevent Loss of Life

News
10 Nov 2021
IOM and EIB Join Forces to Promote Safety of Migrants and Resilience of Affected Communities

News
09 Nov 2021
COP26: Direct Linkages Between Climate Change, Health and Migration Must be Tackled Urgently – IOM, WHO, Lancet Migration

News
09 Nov 2021
IOM and UNHCR Call for Immediate De-escalation at the Belarus-Poland Border
 
 
ISC / International Science Council [to 13 Nov 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.
Blog
World Science Day for Peace and Development: supporting at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists.
10.11.2021
A call to action from UNESCO-TWAS, IAP and ISC in the framework of the Science in Exile initiative to support at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists.
… In March 2021, UNESCO-TWAS, ISC and IAP launched the Science in Exile initiative, the groundwork for which was laid in 2017. The initiative aims to create a network of like-minded organizations that work together to develop a platform, and roll out an advocacy campaign, so as to respond cohesively to the need of at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists.
Today, Science in Exile brings together almost a hundred displaced scientists and about 50 stakeholders worldwide, including international organizations, universities, research institutions and science academies, and organizations specialized in supporting at-risk, displaced and refugee scholars…
 
 
IVAC [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates; Events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IVI [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/news/center-news/
Center News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Mali
Three questions on the challenges of treating cancer in Mali
Interview 11 Nov 2021

Haiti
Shortages of fuel, water threaten medical care in Haiti
Press Release 10 Nov 2021

Yemen
The rise of severe mental health conditions in Yemen
Interview 10 Nov 2021

Afghanistan
Malnutrition soars in Herat as healthcare reaches breaking point
Interview 10 Nov 2021
 
 
National Academy of Medicine – USA [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://nam.edu/programs/
Selected News/Programs/Events
NAM Releases Special Publication of Priorities on the Health Horizon
November 9, 2021
To inform the next steps in their organizational strategy, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), enlisted the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to convene meetings of experts to identify emerging priorities for the future of health care. These priorities were published today in the special publication, Priorities on the Health Horizon. To identify these priorities, […]
 
 
National Academy of Sciences – USA [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
Upcoming Meetings/Latest Updates
No new digest content identified.
 
 
NIH [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
News Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
PATH [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Press Releases
New panel of antibodies available to support the development of affordable pneumococcal vaccines
New high-quality and affordable serotype-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) now globally available to support vaccine manufacturers in the development of pneumococcal vaccines
Published: 11 November 2021
Press Release

DRC makes historic gains in child immunization coverage
Child immunization coverage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rises to 53 percent—a historic gain announced by the President Felix Tshisekedi at the launch of the second Forum on Vaccination and the Eradication of Polio
Published: 11 November 2021
Announcement
 
 
Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
UNAIDS [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
10 November 2021
Kingston declares World AIDS Day as a commemorative day of public interest

10 November 2021
UNAIDS is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Ly Penh Sun

8 November 2021
Retention in care a growing concern

UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/media-centre.htmlS
Selected News Releases, Announcements
IOM, UNHCR provide emergency aid to asylum-seekers and migrants at the Belarus-Poland border, call to ensure well-being of people and prevent loss of life
12 Nov 2021

 
 

UNHCR: World must turn COP26 words into action for forcibly displaced and stateless people
12 Nov 2021

 
 

UNHCR: Conflict, violence, climate change drove displacement higher in first half of 2021
11 Nov 2021

 
 

Fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo forces 11,000 to flee to Uganda
9 Nov 2021
 
 

UNHCR: Urgent steps needed now to mitigate climate impact on displaced people
7 Nov 2021
 
 
UNICEF [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Press Releases, News Notes, Statements [Selected]
Press release
11/11/2021
Global progress against measles threatened amidst COVID-19 pandemic
The largest increase in unvaccinated children in 20 years and critical gaps in disease surveillance increase risk of measles outbreaks, putting lives at risk
[See Milestones/Perspectives above for detail]

Press release
11/09/2021
Nearly 240 million children with disabilities around the world, UNICEF’s most comprehensive statistical analysis finds
New report from UNICEF exposes the depth of deprivation experienced by the 1 in 10 children with disabilities worldwide across several indicators of well-being, including health, education and protection.

Statement
11/09/2021
UNICEF deeply concerned about instrumentalization and pushbacks of children on Europe’s borders
In 2021, children have been repeatedly caught in the midst of political and border management disputes on the EU’s external borders. These developments call for a renewed commitment to the protection, safe-guarding, and best interests of children.
 
 
Unitaid [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
12 November 2021
Unitaid marks World Pneumonia Day and calls on all partners for more funding to the oxygen response

11 November 2021
Unitaid launches Climate Action Roadmap as UN Climate Change Conference urges action

09 November 2021
FIND and Unitaid invest US$ 50 million to speed lifesaving testing and treatment solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic’s frontlines
:: New funding to the COVID-19 response across seven complementary grants will help fill testing and treatment gaps
:: The grants, adapting novel strategies to the needs of 22 low- and middle-income countries, will focus on generating robust evidence for global scale-up
:: These grants have been made in the context of the diagnostics and the therapeutics pillars of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, designed to rapidly address global inequities in access to COVID-19 testing and treatment
 
 
Vaccine Equity Cooperative [nee Initiative] [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://vaccineequitycooperative.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Vaccination Acceptance & Demand Initiative [Sabin) [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.vaccineacceptance.org/
Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Vaccine Confidence Project [to 13 Nov 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 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
News
Feature Article: 3 Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination of 5- to 11-year-old Children
Published on Nov 11, 2021 in Parents PACK
 
 
Wellcome Trust [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News and reports
News
Ijeoma Uchegbu appointed to Wellcome’s board
9 November 2021
Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu will be joining Wellcome’s Board of Governors, the external experts who oversee all our work and provide support and challenge to our executive team.
Ijeoma Uchegbu is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at University College London (UCL) and the Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics. She is also a co-founder of Nanomerics and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Oxford Centre for Drug Delivery Devices at the University of Oxford.
 
 
The Wistar Institute [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Releases
Nov. 11, 2021
Wistar Scientists Discover Sugar Molecule on HIV-infected Cell Plays Role in Evading Immune System — They Exploit as Weakness to Make More Effective “Natural Killers” Against HIV
A new study by researchers at The Wistar Institute, an international biomedical research leader in cancer, immunology, infectious disease, and vaccine development, shows how key features on the surface of HIV-infected cells help the disease evade detection by the immune system. It also shows how these features can be disabled. The findings, published in PLOS Pathogens, are a first step toward a new class of treatment aimed at not just suppressing virus replication, but killing cells harboring persistent virus that prevent us from curing HIV infection.
 
 
WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
World Bank [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/all
Selected News, Announcements
Second phase of phone surveys to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 in Latin American and Caribbean countries
Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) has been one of the regions in the world most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March and August 2020, the World Bank conducted a series of High-Frequency…
Date: November 12, 2021 Type: Statement

Tales of Hope and Resilience: Support to Displaced Rohingya and Local Communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Since 2017, Bangladesh has provided shelter to more than a million Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar. The influx has placed enormous pressure on local infrastructure and stretched service…
Date: November 11, 2021 Type: Brief

International organizations, vaccine manufacturers take stock of COVID-19 vaccine rollout, share views for 2022
Joint Statement of the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on Scaling COVID-19 Tools The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization held on…
Date: November 09, 2021 Type: Statement
[See Milestones/Perspectives above for detail]

Future of Food: Building Stronger Food Systems in Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Settings
Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals is impossible without addressing fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), especially as two thirds of the extreme poor are projected to live in such…
Date: November 08, 2021 Type: Publication
 
 
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.oie.int/en/media/news/
Press Releases, Statements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
WTO – World Trade Organisation [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news_e.htm
WTO News and Events
DDG Zhang stresses role of trade in advancing development and facilitating peace
10 November 2021
The WTO accession process can help to address the technology gap between least-developed countries (LDCs) and fragile and conflict-affected states (FCSs) and more developed economies, said Deputy Director-General Zhang. Speaking at a session of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum on 10 November, DDG Zhang explained that trade-related aspects of e-commerce and technology transfer can support the peace agenda and the WTO’s Trade for Peace Programme. His remarks are below.

International organizations, vaccine manufacturers take stock of COVID-19 vaccine roll out, share views for 2022
9 November 2021
The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization held on 9 November the 2nd High-Level Consultations with the CEOs of leading COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing companies. At the meeting, all participants agreed on the urgency of delivering more vaccine doses to low-income countries, where less than 2.5% of the population has been fully vaccinated.
[See Milestones/Perspectives above for detail]

WTO launches improved quantitative restrictions database
8 November 2021
The WTO launched on 8 November an improved Quantitative Restrictions (QR) Database, an online platform to search and retrieve information on trade restrictions and prohibitions notified by WTO members. The QR Database provides information on export prohibitions and restrictions introduced by members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with detailed information on the affected products, the intended duration of the measures and their WTO justification.

 
 

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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
BIO [to 13 Nov 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 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News; Upcoming events
No new digest content identified.
 
 
ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://internationalbiotech.org/news/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFPMA [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
No new digest content identified.

 
 

International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
https://www.igbamedicines.org/
News
No new digest content identified.
 
 
International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations – IAPO [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.iapo.org.uk/news/topic/6
Press and media [Selected]
No new digest content identified.
 
 
PhRMA [to 13 Nov 2021]
http://www.phrma.org/
Latest News [Selected]
PhRMA Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to Lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Nov 12, 2021
“Congratulations to Dr. Robert Califf for being nominated as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…