Announcements

Announcements

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
JUNE 13, 2019
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Public Statement on the ECHO Trial Results
SOUTH AFRICA, June 13, 2019 – Today, the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial* released study results comparing the relative risk of HIV acquisition among women using one of the following three contraceptive methods: the injectable contraceptive DMPA-IM; the Jadelle LNG-implant; and a copper intrauterine device, or IUD.
“We’re encouraged the ECHO trial found no substantial difference in HIV acquisition among the methods tested because millions of women around the world rely on modern contraception to make informed decisions about their health and futures,” said Chris Elias, President of Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Nonetheless, it’s concerning to see persistently high HIV incidence among women seeking contraception in eastern and southern Africa. This study underscores the urgent need to improve integrated care that includes high-quality counseling and a range of contraceptive and HIV prevention options.”…

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 15 Jun 2019]
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
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CARB-X [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://carb-x.org/
CARB-X is a non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating antibacterial research to tackle the global rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
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CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
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EDCTP [to 15 Jun 2019]
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
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Emory Vaccine Center [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
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European Vaccine Initiative [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
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FDA [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
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Gavi [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
11 June 2019
New management training for immunisation leaders kicks-off at the University of Yaounde
National teams from six Gavi-supported countries will attend the first forum of the nine-month programme
Yaounde, 10 June 2019 – Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI), the University of Yaoundé I (UYI), PATH, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have joined forces to strengthen leadership and management of national immunisation programmes in French-speaking Gavi-supported countries. The Expanded Program on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP) is an innovative management training course to improve the managerial capacity of governments to support Gavi’s mission to ensure every child is protected with life-saving vaccines.
The program reflects a commitment by all partners to ensure that French-speaking healthcare professionals have access to world-class leadership and management education.  The program builds on a successful EPILAMP for English-speaking delegations hosted last year at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda. From 2016-2020, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance aims to immunise 300 million children worldwide, saving 5-6 million lives. Achieving this goal requires effective planning, implementation and monitoring of immunisation programmes.
This year, the program will include 26 participants from six countries: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Congo Republic, and Guinea…

GHIT Fund [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.ghitfund.org/newsroom/press
GHIT was set up in 2012 with the aim of developing new tools to tackle infectious diseases that devastate the world’s poorest people. Other funders include six Japanese pharmaceutical
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Global Fund [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
Global Fund Applauds South Africa’s New Human Rights Plan for HIV and TB
13 June 2019

Voices
Our Global Health Security is Only as Strong as our Weakest Link
12 June 2019

Hilleman Laboratories [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Release
2019 Michelson Prize Winners Push the Next Frontiers of Human Immunology
June 13, 2019 – The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Vaccines Project are awarding the 2019 Michelson Prizes to three young scientists, who will each receive $150,000 for their novel approaches toward deciphering how the human immune system fights disease…

IAVI [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IFRC [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda
Red Cross on alert as Uganda confirms first Ebola case
Kampala/Nairobi/Geneva, 12 June – Red Cross teams are on high alert following the confirmation of the first Ebola case in Uganda. According to the Ministry of Health, a five-year-old boy from Uganda returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D …
12 June 2019

IVAC [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
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IVI [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
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JEE Alliance [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
AHSC will focus on research and development for health security at the Global Health Security Conference 2019 in Sydney
13.6.2019
The first Global Health Security Conference on 18 – 20 June 2019 in Sydney aims to bring together practitioners, researchers, educators, representatives and decision-makers across the fields of…

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports
DRC Ebola outbreaks
Crisis update – June 2019
Crisis Update 13 Jun 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Restoring trust among communities fearful of Ebola
Project Update 13 Jun 2019

HIV/AIDS
HIV project in South Africa reaches 90-90-90 target one year ahead o…
Press Release 12 Jun 2019

Mediterranean migration
European policies continue to claim lives on the Mediterranean Sea
Press Release 12 Jun 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Massive mobilisation urgently needed to curb fast-spreading measles…
Press Release 11 Jun 2019

NIH [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
June 10, 2019
NIH welcomes 50 young scientists to year-long medical research scholar program
— Participants receive mentored training and conduct research in areas that match their personal interests and goals.

PATH [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
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UNAIDS [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
14 June 2019
Positive health, education and gender equality outcomes for Myanmar youth

13 June 2019
Stepping up for China’s AIDS response

11 June 2019
Leadership as a process of influence

Responding to the HIV outbreak in Larkana

Women who inject drugs more likely to be living with HIV

UNICEF [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Press release
Record number of people facing critical lack of food in South Sudan
61 per cent of the population are projected to face crisis levels of food insecurity or worse
14/06/2019

Press release
One woman and six newborns die every two hours from complications during pregnancy or childbirth in Yemen – UNICEF
14/06/2019

Press release
UNICEF launches swift response as first Ebola cases and deaths confirmed in Uganda
5-year-old boy and his grandmother die from Ebola virus in western Uganda
13/06/2019

Press release
Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Portugal rank highest for family-friendly policies in OECD and EU countries
Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom and Ireland among lowest ranking countries
12/06/2019

Statement
Children killed, injured, detained and abused amid escalating violence and unrest in Sudan
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
11/06/2019

Vaccine Confidence Project [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Confidence Commentary:
How to combat health misinformation online: A research roundup
Posted on 15 Jun, 2019
Highlights of an article published by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Media and Policy  Full article here  By Chloe Reichel June 13, 2019

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
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The Wistar Institute [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
14/06/19
Read all the press releases of the 87th OIE General Session

Read all the SG News of the 87th OIE General Session

Closing of the 87th General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
May 31, 2019 | Press Release
26 – 31 May 2019
At the closing of the 87th OIE General Session, countries commit to responding to the sanitary challenges of today and tomorrow, protecting animals and the livelihoods of families who depend on them, by the adoption of several resolutions. From the new OIE international Standards adopted, to the impact of external factors in the Veterinary Services, the state of play of the global animal health situation with a particular focus on the devastating African swine fever, official disease status recognised, and an update on the fight against antimicrobial resistance, here is an overview…

 

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BIO [to 15 Jun 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
20 June 2019
Webinar: GAVI / WHO on Vaccine Innovation Priorities II

IFPMA [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
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PhRMA [to 15 Jun 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
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Journal Watch

Journal Watch
Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review continues its weekly scanning of key peer-reviewed journals to identify and cite articles, commentary and editorials, books reviews and other content supporting our focus on vaccine ethics and policy. Journal Watch is not intended to be exhaustive, but indicative of themes and issues the Center is actively tracking. We selectively provide full text of some editorial and comment articles that are specifically relevant to our work. Successful access to some of the links provided may require subscription or other access arrangement unique to the publisher.
If you would like to suggest other journal titles to include in this service, please contact David Curry at: david.r.curry@centerforvaccineethicsandpolicy.org

Evaluating medicine prices, availability and affordability in Bangladesh using World Health Organisation and Health Action International methodology

BMC Health Services Research
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmchealthservres/content
(Accessed 15 Jun 2019)

 

Research article
Evaluating medicine prices, availability and affordability in Bangladesh using World Health Organisation and Health Action International methodology
Previous studies have shown limited availability of medicines in health facilities in Bangladesh. While medicines are dispensed for free in public facilities, they are paid out-of-pocket in private pharmacies….
Authors: Lombe Kasonde, David Tordrup, Aliya Naheed, Wu Zeng, Shyfuddin Ahmed and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:383
Published on: 13 June 2019

Accuracy and quality of immunization data in Iran: findings from data quality self-assessment survey in 2017

BMC Health Services Research
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmchealthservres/content
(Accessed 15 Jun 2019)

 

Research article
Accuracy and quality of immunization data in Iran: findings from data quality self-assessment survey in 2017
The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy and quality of immunization data on the pentavalent (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)) and MMR vaccines as the a…
Authors: Manoochehr Karami, Salman Khazaei, Abbas Babaei, Fatemeh Abdoli Yaghini, Mohammad Mehdi Gouya and Seyed Mohsen Zahraei
Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:371
Published on: 11 June 2019

Necrotizing fasciitis following measles vaccine administration: a case report

BMC Infectious Diseases
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinfectdis/content
(Accessed 15 Jun 2019)

 

Case report
Necrotizing fasciitis following measles vaccine administration: a case report
The occurrence of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) in national immunization programmes is very rare; however, if they occur causality assessment is conducted to identify the associated cause. In th…
Authors: E. E. Isere, A. A. Fatiregun, O. A. Olubosede, M. O. Dosumu and E. O. Bello
Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:524
Published on: 14 June 2019

The impact of childhood pneumococcal vaccination on hospital admissions in England: a whole population observational study

BMC Infectious Diseases
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinfectdis/content
(Accessed 15 Jun 2019)

 

Research article
The impact of childhood pneumococcal vaccination on hospital admissions in England: a whole population observational study
Pneumococcal infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We use routine hospital admissions data and time-series modelling analysis to estimate the impact of the seven and thirteen valent…
Authors: Tinevimbo Shiri, Noel D. McCarthy and Stavros Petrou
Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:510
Published on: 10 June 2019