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.

Airfinity    [to  30 Apr 2022]


Global sales estimate for COVID-19 antiviral pills increased by 60% to $32.5bn

Published by Airfinity

Apr 21, 2022

   Airfinity has released its latest COVID-19 treatments revenue forecast for Q1 2022 and 2022.

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group    [to  30 Apr 2022]


News from the Allen Institute: April 2022

April 28, 2022

   Highlights include: a new Lab Notes podcast on why we don’t understand the brain, new research about how neurons connect, day-in-the-life features of our neuroscience labs and more. 

BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Releases and Statements

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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to  30 Apr 2022]

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  30 Apr 2022]


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Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy – GE2P2 Global Foundation   [to  30 Apr 2022]


:: 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 – April 2022is now posted here

:: Statement on ICF [Informed Consent Form] Posting for Clinical Trials Involving Gene Editing/Gene Therapies – Invitation to Endorse

:: Patients, Politics, Pressure :: Pharma Stays Steady [Mostly] In Russia Sanctions Context

Observations at 30 March 2022     David R Curry

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Latest News

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DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [U.S.] [to  30 Apr 2022


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Duke Global Health Innovation Center  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Our Blog

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EDCTP    [to  30 Apr 2022]

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


29 April 2022

Belgium and Côte d’Ivoire join EDCTP Association

25 April 2022

World Malaria Day 2022: EDCTP supports innovative approaches to fight malaria

Emory Vaccine Center    [to  30 Apr 2022]

Vaccine Center News

Emory/Georgia funded TRAC by NIAID

NIH Funds New Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers

European Vaccine Initiative  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Latest News, Events

“Vaccines provide everyone a chance at a fulfilling life”

World Immunization Week: 24 – 30 April 2022

Evidence Aid   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Evidence Aid aims to save lives and livelihoods in disasters by providing decision-makers with the best available evidence and by championing its use.

New Resources

Prophylactic anticoagulants for hospitalized COVID‐19 patients (search up to 14 April 2021) Added April 25, 2022

Fondation Merieux  [to  30 Apr 2022]

News, Events 

Mérieux Foundation & University of Geneva co-organized event

22nd Advanced Vaccinology Course (ADVAC)

May 9 – 20, 2022 – Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

Gavi [to  30 Apr 2022]

News Releases

27 April 2022

Amref health Africa appointed by Gavi as the new Civil Society Organisation (CSO) host

GHIT Fund   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Releases

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Global Fund  [to  30 Apr 2022]

News & Stories

25 April 2022

Global Fund Urges the World to Boost the Fight Against Malaria as COVID-19 Disruptions, Drug and Insecticide Resistance and New Threats Endanger Progress

   Ahead of World Malaria Day, 25 April, the Global Fund calls for renewed commitment in the fight against malaria, a disease that now kills one child every minute. After years of steady declines, malaria cases and deaths are on the rise mainly due to s…

Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness [GloPID-R] [to  30 Apr 2022]


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Hilleman Laboratories   [to  30 Apr 2022]

News & Insights

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HHMI – Howard Hughes Medical Institute    [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Room                    

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Human Vaccines Project   [to  30 Apr 2022]


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IAVI  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Latest News

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ICRC  [to  30 Apr 2022]

What’s New   [Selected]   

Taking COVID-19 vaccines to remote areas in Mindanao

   This is primarily because many are unable to bear the cost of travelling to a vaccine centre in the main city while others fear getting the vaccination owing to misinformation and lack of awareness.As a result, their families and communities remain v

29-04-2022 | Article

ICRC appoints a new member to governing body

   Geneva (ICRC) – At its meeting on 27 April, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appointed Ms Samia Hurst-Majno as its newest member.

28-04-2022 | News release

Table of National Committees and other national bodies on international humanitarian law

26 April 2022

International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities [ICMRA]

Selected Statements, Press Releases, Research

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Press Releases/Announcements

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IFRC   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Releases [Selected]


Vaccinations vital as COVID cripples Pacific countries

    Kuala Lumpur/Suva 28 April 2022 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are increasingly concerned for more than 1 million people in Pacific nations as they struggle with their first major wave of COVID-19 fuelled by the Omicron variants.

   Ramping up vaccinations is vital as the rapid surge in COVID infections is causing increasing death and illness in countries with low immunisation rates.

   COVID-free for almost two years, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Kiribati, and Samoa have all experienced outbreaks in their capitals, and the virus is spreading to vulnerable outer island communities which lack basic treatment and vaccination facilities.

   The virus is putting huge strains on fragile healthcare systems in population centres such as Honiara, Port Vila and Nuku’alofa. A rising number of healthcare workers are being struck down with COVID-19, further limiting health services and escalating the crisis…


KwaZulu-Natal floods: Red Cross steps up response amid mounting humanitarian needs

Institut Pasteur   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Documents

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IOM / International Organization for Migration [to  30 Apr 2022]

News – Selected

News  Global

29 April 2022

IOM Appeals for USD 514 Million to Support Ukraine Response

ISC / International Science Council  [to  30 Apr 2022]

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  Blogs  Podcasts Events


Vaccine promotion remains a key focus for this year’s Day of Immunology


On this International Day of Immunology, join ISC Member the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) in celebrating the theme of vaccines with promotional and educational activities.

International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS)

News/Events [Selected]

2022 International Day of Immunology

April 26, 2022

IVAC  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Updates; Events

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IVI   [to  30 Apr 2022]

IVI News & Announcements

No new digest content identified.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Center News

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s COVID-19 Testing Toolkit Launches New FAQs Tool
April 28, 2022

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Latest [Selected Announcements]


Violent attacks leave tens of thousands without access to healthcare in West Darfur

Project Update 29 Apr 2022

Access to medicines

“Broken” humanitarian COVID-19 vaccine system delays vaccinations

Press Release 27 Apr 2022

[See Perspectives above for detail]

National Academy of Medicine – USA  [to  30 Apr 2022]

News [Selected]

NAM to Deliver National Plan to Strengthen Health Workforce Well-Being and Restore the Health of the Nation

April 28, 2022

    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is working urgently to develop a National Plan for health workforce well-being. The draft plan will be released in May 2022 for public input and builds on almost six years of collective work among 200 Clinician Well-Being Collaborative members and network organizations. […]

National Academy of Sciences – USA  [to  30 Apr 2022]


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National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Upcoming Meetings/Latest Updates                          

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NIH  [to  30 Apr 2022]

News Releases 

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OECD  [to  30 Apr 2022]


OECD countries advancing slowly on sustainable development targets by 2030

   Despite progress made since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs), OECD countries have met or are close to meeting only a quarter of the targets for which performance can be gauged, according to a new OECD report.

27 April 2022

PATH  [to  30 Apr 2022]                             

Press Releases

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Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Statements and Press Releases

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UNAIDS [to  30 Apr 2022]

Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements

28 April 2022

Key considerations to integrate HIV and mental health interventions

UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [to  30 Apr 2022]

Selected News Releases, Announcements

No new digest content identified.

UNICEF  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Releases, News Notes, Statements  [Selected]

Press release


UNICEF and WHO warn of ‘perfect storm’ of conditions for measles outbreaks, affecting children

NEW YORK/ GENEVA, 27 April 2022 – An increase in measles cases in January and February 2022 is a worrying sign of a heightened risk for the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and could trigger larger outbreaks, particularly of measles affecting millions of children in 2022, warn WHO and UNICEF. Pandemic-related disruptions, increasing…

[See Perspectives above for detail]

Press release


Global polio eradication initiative calls for renewed commitments to achieve promise of a polio-free world

GENEVA, 26 April 2022 – Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced that it is seeking new commitments to fund its 2022-2026 Strategy at a virtual event to launch its investment case. The strategy, if fully funded, will see the vaccination of 370 million children annually for the next five years and the continuation of global…

Press release


1 in 4 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are exposed to diseases that can be prevented with vaccines

PANAMÁ CITY, 25 April 2022 – In five years, the complete vaccination schedule for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) in Latin America and the Caribbean has dropped from 90 percent in 2015 to 76 percent in 2020, according to data from the Pan American Health

[See Perspectives above for detail]

Unitaid  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Featured News

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Vaccine Equity Cooperative [nee Initiative]   [to  30 Apr 2022]


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Vaccination Acceptance & Demand Initiative [Sabin)  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Announcements, Blog

World Immunization Week 2022

Working Toward a Long Life for All with Dr. Ashmita Gupta and Dr. Salvia Zeeshan!

April 26, 2022

Vaccine Confidence Project  [to  30 Apr 2022]

News, Research and Reports

No new digest content identified.

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  [to  30 Apr 2022]


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Wellcome Trust  [to  30 Apr 2022]

News. Opinion, Reports

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The Wistar Institute   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Releases

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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Latest News – Blog

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World Bank [to  30 Apr 2022]

Selected News, Announcements

COVID-19 Vaccine Inequities and Hesitancy in Iraq

Starting in August 2020, the World Bank collaborated with the World Food Programme (WFP) and implemented nine (9) rounds of the Iraq High Frequency Phone Survey (IHFPS) as part of the WFP’s monthly mVAM…

Date: April 28, 2022 Type: Publication

World Bank, Partners Launch New Fund to Spur Smart Investments in Childcare

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2022—The World Bank and government and foundation partners today launched a new program to scale up quality, affordable childcare in developing countries – a critical investment to…

Date: April 28, 2022 Type: Press Release

Keynote Address: Breaking the Cycle of Neglect and Panic

We are meeting to discuss the issues of preparedness and response after more than two years of a global Pandemic. Although the situation has improved, we still need to be cautious given the case numbers…

Date: April 27, 2022 Type: Speeches and Transcripts

[See Week in Review above for detail]

World Customs Organization – WCO  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Latest News

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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Releases, Statements

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WTO – World Trade Organisation [to  30 Apr 2022]

WTO News and Events [Selected]

Members discuss improving data collection on trade in essential goods to fight COVID-19

26 April 2022

The Committee on Market Access held on 26 April the second experience-sharing session on COVID-19-related goods, with members reporting on how they have monitored and measured trade in essential goods to combat the pandemic. They also discussed ways to improve data collection at a time of crisis. In addition, members explored how to promote greater international cooperation to better track the trade flows of value chains for the manufacturing of essential COVID-19-related products.

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Trade has central role in addressing food security challenges

26 April 2022

Record food prices and a worsening food security context have given new urgency to the role of trade in addressing the challenges we face today, Director-General Okonjo-Iweala said at a seminar on food security organized by the WTO on 26 April. In her opening remarks, she said the event provided an opportunity to deepen understanding of the issues at stake and to help members take concrete steps forward so that trade can contribute to the attainment of food security around the world.


ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine]  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Selected Press Releases

Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Announces CEO Transition

April 27, 2022   WASHINGTON, DC

   Janet Lynch Lambert will step down as the CEO of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine after guiding the leading international advocacy organization for cell, gene and tissue-engineered therapies through five years of extraordinary growth in membership, funding, and influence. In Lambert’s time as the CEO of ARM, the membership doubled to more than 425 diverse global members and the organization’s budget and full-time staff tripled…The ARM board has constituted an 8-person Search Committee to conduct the search for a CEO successor, and Lambert is a key member of that committee. Executive search firm Catalyst Advisors, led by Partner Gilbert Forest, has been retained to support the search….

BIO    [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press Release

BIO Statement on USTR Special 301 Report

April 29, 2022

USTR this week released its 2022 Special 301 Report. BIO, after reviewing the report, released the following statement:

   “We welcome USTR’s efforts to address IP-related concerns for U.S.-based biotech enterprises in China, especially concerning China’s coercive technology transfer policies, patent prosecution, and patent enforcement obstacles. USTR’s emphasis on monitoring China’s progress in implementing its Phase One Agreement commitments to address these longstanding IP matters is encouraging…”

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network  [to  30 Apr 2022]

News; Upcoming events

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ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations   [to  30 Apr 2022]


No new digest content identified.

IFPMA   [to  30 Apr 2022]

Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications

Celebrating World IP Day with a focus on youth and innovation

26 April 2022

International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]


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International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations – IAPO  [to  30 Apr 2022]

Press and media [Selected]

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PhRMA    [to  30 Apr 2022]

Latest News [Selected]

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