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PDP Press Releases/ statements


 • 1 Jul 2019: University of Oslo, IAVI, and THSTI to Develop HIV Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies as a Prevention Product for Affordable Global Access


 • 10 Jul 2019: WHO adds first all-oral sleeping sickness drug to Essential Medicines List

 • 17 Jul 2019: Nationwide hepatitis C screening campaign initiated by the Malaysian Ministry of Health

 •  22 Jul 2019: Patients treated for visceral leishmaniasis can still transmit the disease even after completing treatment, study shows


• 4 Jul 2019: FIND signs US$14.5 M grant with UNITAID to evaluation next-generation sequencing for rapid, affordable diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis in resource-limited settings


 •  26 Jun 2019: GARDP announces ‘5 BY 25’ goal in response to the growing burden of antibiotic resistant infections



 • 2 Apr 2019: Final Aeras Annual Report

TB Alliance

•  6 Jun 2019: FDA Advisory Committee Votes Favorably on the Question of the Effectiveness and Safety of Pretomanid in Combination with Bedaquiline and Linezolid for Treatment of Highly Drug-Resistant Forms of Tuberculosis

•  12 Jun 2019: Mitchell Warren Elected President of TB Alliance Stakeholders Association, Joins Board of Directors

•  18 Jun 2019: New Milestone for Children with Tuberculosis Reached as One Million Treatments of Child-Friendly Medicines are Ordered

•  25 Jun 2019: TB Alliance Names Eugene Sun as Senior Vice President for Research and Development


 • 26 Jun 2019: MMV launches new P. vivax malaria information hub


•  3 Jun: PATH and Sinapi Biomedical launch lifesaving medical device to combat postpartum haemorrhage

•  3 Jun: Regulatory approval of the Caya diaphragm opens access to a new self-care contraceptive option for women in Nigeria

PDP Funder Announcements


Wellcome Trust

Funder Announcement Archives

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New PDP Publications

•  June 28: MMV Annual Report. MMV

•  Apr: TB Alliance 2018 Annual Report. TB Alliance

Other Reports/ Publications

• Jul 2019: GHIT Annual Report 2018. GHIT

• Jul 1 2019: Transforming the Institutional Landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa: Considerations for Leveraging Africa’s Research Capacity to Achieve Socioeconomic Development. Center for Global Development

• Jul 12 2019: TDR 2018 Annual Report. TDR

Related Press Releases/ Announcements/ non-Peer Reviewed Articles

•  1 Jul: Why we need strong regulatory systems to reach universal health coverage. WHO

•  1 Jul: Standard TB tests may not detect infection in certain exposed individuals. Science Daily

•  1 Jul: To Build Stronger Research Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, We Need Your Help. Center for Global Development

•  2 Jul: Researchers eliminated HIV from the DNA of infected mice. It's the first step toward a cure for humans, they say. CNN

•  2 Jul: Fifty years of HIV: how close are we to a cure?. The Guardian

•  2 Jul: Pfizer, Sanofi, to boost South African Biovac's vaccine output. Reuters

•  4 Jul: GARDP To Develop & Deliver 5 New Treatments For Antibiotic Resistant Infections By 2025. Health Policy Watch

•  4 Jul: “Delinkage” Of Medicines R&D From Patent Incentives Stirs Debate at Human Rights Council. Health Policy Watch

•  4 Jul: EU Calls For Results Of All EU-based Clinical Trials To Be Added To Public Database. Health Policy Watch

•  4 Jul: ‘Worryingly high’ number of people infected with latent form of drug resistant TB. The Telegraph

•  5 Jul: UK must remain at the head of the pack in developing life sciences. The Telegraph

•  5 Jun: NIH Adapts to the Changing Epidemiology of HIV Infection. NIH

•  5 Jun: Fight the fakes: how to beat the $200bn medicine counterfeiters. The Guardian

•  5 Jul: Will a new TB treatment be available soon?. Devex

•  6 Jun: Gavi, NEC, and Simprints to deploy world's first scalable child fingerprint identification solution to boost immunisation in developing countries. GAVI

•  6 Jun: Delivering on Innovation for Women's Health. Global Health NOW

•  6 Jun: CDC director expects to run out of Ebola vaccine. Devex

•  6 Jun: WHO sees progress in Ebola response, but others see a grimmer reality. STAT

•  6 Jun: FDA advisory panel recommends approval of TB Alliance's tuberculosis treatment. Reuters

•  8 Jul: New tools use span of routine health data. Science Speaks

•  9 Jul: New Essential Medicines and Diagnostics Lists published today. WHO

•  9 Jul: WHO updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritize highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access. WHO

•  9 Jul: Development of new antibiotics encouraged with new pharmaceutical payment system. Government of the UK

•  9 Jul: The UK Needs a New Formula for ODA-Funded Research. Center for Global Development

•  10 Jul: CEPI awards contract worth up to US$12.5 million to consortium led by Wageningen Bioveterinary Research to develop a human vaccine against Rift Valley fever. CEPI

•  11 Jun: Patent pooling to increase access to essential medicines. WHO Bulletin

•  11 Jul: Making AMR history: a call to action. Global Health Action

•  11 Jul: Els Torreele: The search for new antibiotics—market based solutions are not the answer. BMJ Opinion

•  11 Jul: Making the Most of the Malaria Vaccine. Project Syndicate

•  12 Jul: Johnson & Johnson to test HIV vaccine in US and Europe. CNBC

•  12 Jun: Preserve the Effectiveness of Antibiotics with a Global Treaty. Chatham House

•  12 Jun: Fujifilm, FIND Developing Urine-Based, Point-of-Care TB Test With Higher Accuracy. 360 Dx

•  12 Jul: J&J’s Quest for Elusive HIV Vaccine Is Poised for Major Test. Bloomberg

•  13 Jun: Pivotal ECHO Study Provides Reassuring Evidence on HIV Risk and Contraceptives. AVAC

•  13 Jun: Ebola vaccine for pregnant women: one step closer but still more to go. STAT

•  13 Jun: Bill and Melinda Gates launch lobbying shop. The Hill

•  13 Jun: The Lancet: First randomised trial finds no substantial difference in risk of acquiring HIV for three different forms of contraception. Eureka Alert

•  13 Jun: 'Reassuring' contraceptives and HIV trial also a wake-up call, experts say. Devex

•  13 Jun: Identification of protective antibodies may be key to effective malaria vaccine. Eureka Alerts

•  13 Jun: Why aren’t medicines reaching the poorest people in Africa?. Relief Web

•  13 Jun: House Democrats vote to overturn Trump ban on fetal tissue research. The Hill

•  13 Jun: New malaria vaccine possible after researchers identify `weak point’. Daily Mail

•  14 Jun: Merck to make more Ebola vaccine, WHO declines to declare global emergency. Devex

•  15 Jul: How an Indian tycoon fought Big Pharma to sell AIDS drugs for $1 a day. Quartz India

•  15 Jul: New contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year, gives women more control. Reuters

•  15 Jul: Opinion: Unlocking private capital to achieve 'health for all'. Devex

•  16 Jul: Japan Claims There Is No Evidence That “Delinkage” Improves Medicines Access. Health Policy Watch

•  16 Jul: UK steps up funding for Ebola response, tells other donors situation is 'on a knife-edge'. Devex

•  16 Jul: Enlisting CRISPR in the Quest for an HIV Cure. NIH Director’s Blog

•  16 Jul: Lassa Fever Vaccine Candidate To Report Significant Efficacy. Precision Vaccinations

•  17 Jul: Debate over whether to test a second Ebola vaccine turns acrimonious. STAT

•  17 Jul: What is the global health community saying about the ECHO trial results?. Research for Evidence

•  18 Jun: Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread. Reuters

•  18 Jun: We've only got 10 years left. And no, I'm not talking about climate change. Wellcome Trust

•  18 Jun: In the face of slow progress, WHO offers a new tool and sets a target to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance. WHO

•  19 Jul: A Neglected Disease, A Lab Researcher, And Real Life. Global Health Now

•  18 Jun: Action to protect the independence and integrity of global health research. BMJ Editorial

•  18 Jun: Global Health Security 2019: Unmet needs increase worldwide threat of drug-resistant TB. Science Speaks

•  19 Jun: Sustainable Discovery and Development of Antibiotics — Is a Nonprofit Approach the Future?. New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives

•  19 Jul: Drug R&D, Sexual & Reproductive Health Scrutinised In Draft UHC Declaration. Health Policy Watch

•  19 Jun: Build science in Africa. Nature

•  21 Jun: The First Vaccine for Malaria Has Arrived. Vice News

•  24 Jun: Public Health-Driven R&D Focus Of Draft HRC Resolution On Access To Medicines & Vaccines. Health Policy Watch

•  24 Jun: Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them. New York Times

•  25 Jun: NIH launches large TB prevention trial for people exposed to multidrug-resistant TB. MedicalXpress

•  25 Jun: Quick test checks for malaria drug resistance. Futurity

•  25 Jun: As Ebola outbreak rages, plan to test second vaccine sparks debate. Science

•  25 Jun: Ripple effect mapping helps optimize value of interventions. Science Speaks

•  27 Jun: 3 takeaways from the inaugural Global Health Security Conference. GHTC

•  28 Jun: Pregnant women in DRC finally receive Ebola vaccine. Devex

•  29 Jun: Inside a ‘rapid innovation session’ as Gates Foundation and Xinova fight malaria with tech. Geek Wire

Articles/ Reports on PDP related issues (peer reviewed) 

Twenty Years Of Antiretroviral Therapy For People Living With HIV: Global Costs, Health Achievements, Economic Benefits. S Forsythe, et al, Health Affairs, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05391, July 2019.

Global burden of latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: trends and estimates based on mathematical modelling. G Knight, et al, Lancet Infectious Diseases, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30307-X, July 4 2019.

Caught between a rock and a hard place: navigating global research partnerships in the global South as an indigenous researcher. C Kalimo, Journal of African Cultural Studies, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13696815.2019.1630261, July 5 2019.

Long-term incidence of severe malaria following RTS,S/AS01 vaccination in children and infants in Africa: an open-label 3-year extension study of a phase 3 randomised controlled trial. H Tinto, et al, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30300-7, July 9 2019.

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