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Large-Scale Trial Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Begins In Liberia

Associated Press: Ebola vaccines trial starts in Liberia “A large-scale human trial of two potential Ebola vaccines got under way in Liberia’s capital Monday, part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has now claimed nearly 9,000 lives in West Africa…” (Paye-Layleh, 2/2). International Business…

Gates Foundation Awards Stanford University $50M For Vaccine Development Efforts

Reuters: Gates Foundation awards $50 million to Stanford vaccine discovery “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Friday it had awarded Stanford University a $50 million grant to accelerate vaccine development efforts for the world’s most deadly diseases, including AIDS and malaria…” (Cavaliere, 1/30).

Opinion Pieces Discuss Gavi Pledges, Organization’s Next Steps In Supporting Childhood Immunizations Worldwide

Devex: Equity, accountability key next steps after Gavi replenishment Patrick Bertrand, executive director of Global Health Advocates France, and Jack Ndegwa, vaccines advocacy manager for the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium; both members of the Gavi Civil Society Steering Committee and the ACTION global health advocacy partnership “…ACTION — an international…

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Safe, Elicits Immune Response, Researchers Say

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine is safe, researchers say “Preliminary results from a clinical trial on an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. National Institutes of Health suggest it is safe for use, researchers said Wednesday…” (1/28). Press Association/The Guardian: Cautious optimism follows results from trials of early…

Experts Debate Role Of Public-Private Partnerships In Vaccine, Drug Development

GroundTruth Project/GlobalPost: In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time “…The delayed response [to Ebola] is an example of the diverging interests of public and private sectors when it comes to addressing a public health crisis, say experts from both sides. … Still,…

U.S. $1B Pledge To Gavi ‘Will Pay Dividends For Generations To Come’

National Security Council: The GAVI Pledge: An Investment in Future Generations Gayle Smith, special assistant to President Obama and senior director at the National Security Council, and Brian Deese, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, discuss the U.S. pledge of $1 billion over four years to Gavi,…