Announcements

Announcements
 
 
BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 19 Jan 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 19 Jan 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.
No new digest content identified.
 
 
 
CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://cepi.net/
17 Jan 2019
CEPI partners with University of Queensland to create rapid-response vaccines
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the University of Queensland (UQ)—one of the country’s leading research institutions—have announced a partnering agreement, worth up to US$ 10.6 million (AU$ 14.7 million), to develop a “molecular clamp” vaccine platform, a transformative technology that enables targeted and rapid vaccine production against multiple viral pathogens.
 
 
16 Jan 2019
CEPI backs expansion of FIND’s Lassa fever response programme
 
 
EDCTP    [to 19 Jan 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
Latest news
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Emory Vaccine Center    [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
European Medicines Agency  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
14/01/2019
News: Revised guideline aims to strengthen global approach to development of new antibacterial medicines
 
 
 
European Vaccine Initiative  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
15 January 2019
First clinical results of PlacMalVac project published
EVI-supported project publishes first clinical results for vaccine candidate to prevent pregnancy-associated malaria.
 
 
FDA [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
January 15, 2019 –
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research on new policies to advance development of safe and effective cell and gene therapies
The FDA is witnessing a surge of cell and gene therapy products entering early development, evidenced by a large upswing in the number of investigational new drug (IND) applications. Based on this activity, we anticipate that the number of product approvals for cell and gene therapies will grow in the coming years, reflecting significant scientific advancement and the clinical promise of these new innovations…
 
 
Fondation Merieux  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Gavi [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
15 January 2019
Iceland pledges US$1 million to immunise children in Malawi
 
 
GHIT Fund   [to 19 Jan 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 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
Hilleman Laboratories   [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
Date: 18/01/2019
Hilleman Laboratories announces creation of new Strategic Advisory Committee
 
 
Human Vaccines Project   [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IAVI  [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IVAC  [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
No new digest content identified.
 
 
IVI   [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
IVI News & Announcements
No new digest content identified.
 
 
JEE Alliance  [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
14.11.2018
The Alliance adopts a workplan with a focus on thematic dialogues and information sharing
Meeting, Multisectorality, OneHealth
 
 
MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks
Ebola patient care increases amid growing tensions in North Kivu
18 Jan 2019

Neglected diseases
Lassa fever: A challenging disease to diagnose and treat
18 Jan 2019

Antibiotic resistance
“Without urgent action, common infections and minor injuries could be deadly again”
17 Jan 2019

Nigeria
Thousands fleeing Rann attack seek refuge in Cameroon
16 Jan 2019

Nigeria
Crisis update: Borno and Yobe states, January 2019
14 Jan 2019

 
NIH  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
No new digest content identified.

 
PATH  [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Jan. 15, 2019
Vietnam-produced seasonal influenza vaccine licensed for production and use
Milestone represents more than 10 years of partnership between Vietnamese manufacturers, PATH, the United States and Vietnam governments, and the World Health Organization.

Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
No new digest content identified.
 
 
UNAIDS [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
17 January 2019
Oral fluid HIV testing for gay men and other men who have sex with men in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

 

UNICEF  [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements

Statement
18/01/2019
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore’s remarks at Rotary International Assembly, San Diego, California,

Statement
“Lack of access to medical care in Syria is putting children’s lives at risk”
Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

Vaccine Confidence Project  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Confidence Commentary:
Japan: ‘Distressing’ Trend – Cervical Cancer Increasing
Heidi Larson | 14 Jan, 2019
Cervical cancer is on the rise among young women in Japan. This contrasts with the trend seen in most other developed countries, where rates have been falling, largely as a result of screening and vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) — the chief cause of virtually all cervical cancers worldwide.
The recent increase in cervical cancer in Japan can probably be explained by several factors, say researchers: low levels of cervical cancer screening, changes in sexual behavior leading to an increase in the prevalence of HPV infection, and the suspension in June 2013 of an active recommendation of HPV vaccination.

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust  [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
News | 17 January 2019
Researchers can now transfer Wellcome grants outside the UK
Alyson Fox, our Director of Grants, explains why we’re changing our policy on transferring grants to ensure research can thrive in the UK, EU and beyond.

News | 14 January 2019
2018 was a flagship year for Innovations – and 2019 is equally promising
Director of Innovation Stephen Caddick reflects on the past year and explains how his team has built its global portfolio to around £1 billion, touching the lives of more than 1.8 million people.
 
 
The Wistar Institute   [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
No new digest content identified.

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)   [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2018/
No new digest content identified.

 

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BIO    [to 19 Jan 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
Jan 17 2019
BIO Statement on China Approvals of Agricultural Biotechnology Products
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement on the announcement that the People’s Republic of China’s National Biosafety Committee approved the final safety certificate for five agricultural biotechnology products.

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network  [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
No new digest content identified.

  

IFPMA   [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
No new digest content identified.

PhRMA    [to 19 Jan 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/press-room
January 17, 2019
PhRMA Welcomes Genentech and Gilead Sciences to Association
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Achieving the end game: employing “vaccine diplomacy” to eradicate polio in Pakistan

BMC Public Health
http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles
(Accessed 19 Jan 2019)

Correspondence
Achieving the end game: employing “vaccine diplomacy” to eradicate polio in Pakistan
On April 28, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared polio a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHIC) under the authority of the International Health Regulations. Although polio has…
Authors: Shahella Idrees Shakeel, Matthew Brown, Shakeel Sethi and Tim K. Mackey
Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:79
Published on: 17 January 2019

Is partnership the answer? Delivering the national immunisation programme in the new English health system: a mixed methods study

BMC Public Health
http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles
(Accessed 19 Jan 2019)

Research article
Is partnership the answer? Delivering the national immunisation programme in the new English health system: a mixed methods study
The English national health system experienced a major reorganisation in April 2013. This mixed methods study examined how staff managed to deliver the national immunisation programme within a new health infra…
Authors: Tracey Chantler, Sadie Bell, Vanessa Saliba, Catherine Heffernan, Thara Raj, Mary Ramsay and Sandra Mounier-Jack
Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:83
Published on: 17 January 2019