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PDP Press Releases/ statements


 • 10 Dec 2018: Six Distinguished Leaders in Global Health Join IAVI Board of Directors


 • 17 Jan 2019: Combination therapy found to be more effective in treating patients with leishmaniasis and HIV


• 16 Jan 2019: CEPI backs expansion of FIND’s lassa fever response programme to support pandemic preparedness in Nigeria

• 14 Dec 2018: ILBS & FIND kick off capacity building activities to implement the head-start project


  •  12 Dec 2018: GARDP, Eisai and Takeda announce partnership in the search for new antibiotics


 • 25 Sep 2018: GSK candidate vaccine helps prevent active pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV negative adults in phase II study

TB Alliance

•  4 Dec 2018: Global TB Research Funding Continues to Fall Short

•  11 Dec 2018: Schrödinger and TB Alliance Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Tuberculosis Drug Discovery


 • 16 Jan 2019: Two positive phase III studies of tafenoquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria published in The New England Journal of Medicine

•  19 Dec 2018: 2018 - A triumph of partnerships


  •  1 Jan 2019: Community-based HIV testing effective in reaching undiagnosed populations, PATH-led study finds

PDP Funder Announcements


Wellcome Trust

Funder Announcement Archives

     •     2014 PDP Funder Announcements

     •     2013 PDP Funder Announcements

New PDP Publications

•  Sep 7: IPM 2017 Annual Report. IPM

•  Sep 11: DNDi 2017 Annual Report. DNDi

•  Sep 25: EVI 2017 Annual Report. EVI

Other Reports/ Publications

• Dec 3 2018: Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends 2005 – 2017. Treatment Action Group

Related Press Releases/ Announcements/ non-Peer Reviewed Articles

•  1 Dec: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa. New York Times

•  2 Dec: LSHTM partner in UK’s first-ever dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre. LSHTM

•  2 Jan: 10 reasons to be optimistic in 2019. World Economic Forum

•  3 Dec: WHO Director Tedros Gives Thoughts On Access To Medicines, Gene Editing, Ebola. IP Watch

•  3 Jan: Will the world embrace Plan S, the radical proposal to mandate open access to science papers?. Science

•  4 Jan: WHO’s Tedros: Experimental Ebola vaccine in the DRC has saved countless lives. STAT

•  4 Jan: FT Health: Predictions for 2019. Financial Times

•  4 Jan: First malaria saliva test could help eliminate the disease through early diagnosis. The Telegraph

•  5 Dec: WHO Emergencies Head Praises Collaboration With Pharma On Ebola, Calls For Expanded “Strategic” Collaboration. Health Policy Watch

•  6 Dec: Opinion: It takes a coalition to defeat antimicrobial resistance. Devex

•  7 Jan: New saliva-based test identifies malaria parasites. Healio

•  8 Jan: New Ebola-like virus is discovered in China. STAT

•  8 Jan: Researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment. MedicalXpress

•  8 Jan: It Takes a Mosquito to Fight a Mosquito. New York Times

•  8 Jan: How we can win the war against antibiotic resistance. World Economic Forum

•  9 Jan: DFID needs to keep pushing on AIDS, says HIV-positive MP. Devex

•  9 Jan: Scientists say "mosquito birth control" drug could be ready in five years. Thomson Reuters Foundation

•  9 Jan: How China can reshape the mechanics of global healthcare innovation by taking on Tuberculosis. China Tech Blog

•  10 Jan: New single-dose Ebola drug treatment developed. Economic Times

•  10 Jan: Pregnancy-Associated Malaria Vaccine Passes First Human Trial. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

•  10 Jan: Bringing the medicine access fight to the US. Devex

•  10 Dec: Experts Call For Global Accountability Mechanism For Access To Essential Medicines. Health Policy Watch

•  10 Dec: Epidemic preparedness: why is there a need to accelerate the development of diagnostics?. The Lancet Infectious Diseases

•  12 Dec: $14.5m Gates Foundation grant to help improve global healthcare. Imperial College

•  12 Dec: The challenges of bringing malaria innovations to scale. Devex

•  12 Dec: How Indian biotech is driving innovation. Nature

•  12 Dec: Global funding for tuberculosis research hits all-time high. Nature

•  12 Dec: Opinion: To end malaria, we cannot ignore the reality of poor-quality medicines. Devex

•  12 Dec: Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics. Reuters

•  12 Dec: Researchers Identify Compounds That “Block & Lock” HIV. POZ

•  12 Dec: Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation turns to IFFIm to accelerate funding for new vaccine development. GAVI

•  13 Dec: Study maps malaria parasite giving hope for vaccine. Xinhua

•  13 Dec: The trouble with girls: obstacles to women’s success in medicine and research—an essay by Laurie Garrett. BMJ Essay

•  13 Dec: Drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses found in lab study. MedicalXpress

•  13 Dec: Interview: Gates Foundation CEO on global progress in 2018, and the biggest threat to the world’s future. Geek Wire

•  14 Jan: A Seattle perspective of DFAT as a funder. Devex

•  14 Dec: HIV vaccine protects non-human primates from infection. MedicalXpress

•  14 Dec: Antibiotic R&D Group To Screen Pharma Chemical Libraries For Antibacterial Compounds. Health Policy Watch

•  14 Dec: Studies on transmission, vaccine bring focus back to Zika. CIDRAP

•  14 Dec: TDR receives £8.2 million boost for antimicrobial resistance operational research training. TDR

•  16 Jan: Bill Gates: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made. The Wall Street Journal

•  16 Jan: Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people each year. A team of scientists think genetic manipulation could wipe out the worst of them. Business Insider

•  17 Jan: Vaccine researchers are preparing for Disease X. The Economist

•  18 Dec: Vaccine candidates for poor nations are going to waste. Nature

•  18 Dec: Vaccine Studies Still Exclude Pregnant Women. That’s a Big Mistake. Mother Jones

•  18 Dec: One small flight for a drone, one ‘big leap’ for global health. UN News

•  18 Dec: Scanning mosquitoes with infrared light could help to control malaria. The Economist

•  19 Dec: Study highlights “missed opportunities” to prevent HIV infections with PrEP. Science Speaks

•  19 Dec: Cutting Corners on Consent. Project Syndicate

•  20 Jan: Scientists Make Progress on Ebola Virus Treatment. Voice of America

•  19 Dec: A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2018. GHTC

•  31 Dec: How to Stop Losing the Fight Against Malaria. Project Syndicate

Articles/ Reports on PDP related issues (peer reviewed) 

Open-source discovery of chemical leads for next-generation chemoprotective antimalarials. Y Antonova-Koch, et al. Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aat9446, Dec 7 2018.

Boosting quality diagnostics could give Africa better health. M Makoni, The Lancet, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)33116-7, Dec 8 2018.

A global accountability mechanism for access to essential medicines. M Simao, et al. The Lancet, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32986-6 , Dec 8 2018.

The World Health Organization Prequalification Programme—playing an essential role in assuring quality medical products. P Coyne, Jr, International Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihy095 , Dec 14 2018.

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