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PDP Press Releases/ statements


 • 16 May 2019: IAVI and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to Partner in Snakebite Consortium

 • 27 Mar 2019: IAVI Announces First-in-Human Clinical Trial of Native-like HIV Envelope Vaccine Candidate


 • 3 May 2019: ‘We had to do something’ – Beginnings of the Access Campaign

 • 2 Apr 2019: GARDP set up as independent legal entity

• 11 Apr 2019: Chagas disease: the time is now to end 110 years of neglect

• 16 Apr 2019: DNDi and Atomwise collaborate to advance drug development using AI for neglected diseases

• 18 Apr 2019: DNDi uses global mobile data service developed by FIND to manage clinical data in the Democratic Republic of Congo


• 21 May 2019: FIND announces voices for diagnosis community prize winners

• 8 Apr 2019: FIND launches sample transport packaging design competition

• 11 Apr 2019: Bach Mai Hospital, BD and FIND conduct AMR scorecard training in Vietnam to improve laboratory quality

• 16 Apr 2019: FIND and The World Hepatitis Alliance team up to amplify advocacy for Hepatitis C Diagnosis

• 23 Apr 2019: First molecular diagnostic test launched for the detection of malaria caused by IRST MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC  Plasmodium Vivax parasites

• 24 Apr 2019: Following CE marketing, studies now underway to support local registration of first combination test to identify malaria as well as possible bacterial infection


 •  2 Apr 2019: GARDP set up as independent legal entity

 •  11 Apr 2019: GARDP announces partnership with Calibr, HZI/HIPS and the University of Queensland in search for new antibiotics


  •  15 Jan 2019: First clinical results of PlacMalVac project published


 • 2 Apr 2019: Final Aeras Annual Report

TB Alliance

•  9 May 2019: TB Alliance and Partners Form Multidisciplinary Center for Translational TB Drug Research

•  29 Apr 2019: Joint Statement on Universal Health Coverage and TB Research


 • 15 Apr 2019: Europe-Africa partnership spearheads development of next-generation antimalarial drug

 • 23 Apr 2019: PATH and MMV launch 5-year global initiative to support elimination of relapsing malaria

•  24 Apr 2019: Life-saving malaria project in Zambia to expand


•  14 May: PATH applauds US government’s release of Global Health Security Strategy

•  8 April: PATH CEO to step down at end of 2019; search underway for new CEO

•  22 April: PATH and MMV launch 5-year global initiative to support elimination of relapsing malaria

•  23 April: PATH congratulates Malawi on introducing the first malaria vaccine for African children

PDP Funder Announcements


Wellcome Trust

Funder Announcement Archives

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     •     2013 PDP Funder Announcements

New PDP Publications

•  Apr: Markets for Malaria: Improving Access to Medicines and Diagnostics. PATH

•  Apr: TB Alliance 2018 Annual Report. TB Alliance

Other Reports/ Publications

• May 9 2019: Struggling with Scale: Ebola’s Lessons for the Next Pandemic. Center for Global Development

• May 16 2019: Are pharmaceutical companies doing more than ten years ago to improve access to medicine?. Access to Medicines Foundation

• May 2019: WHO funding for R&D: By the numbers. GHTC

Related Press Releases/ Announcements/ non-Peer Reviewed Articles

•  1 May: Polio endgame strategy includes tech, new vaccines. Devex

•  2 May: End to Aids in sight as huge study finds drugs stop HIV transmission. The Guardian

•  2 May: How to Kill HIV: Target Its “Influencers”. Scientific American

•  2 May: The limits of Africa's malaria vaccine pilots. Devex

•  2 May: Scientists Identify Factors That Make People Naturally Resistant to H.I.V. Smithsonian

•  2 May: Fixing a ‘market failure’: To develop new antibiotics, upend the incentive structure, experts urge. STAT

•  3 May: Antibiotics Aren’t Profitable Enough for Big Pharma to Make More. Bloomberg

•  4 Apr: This Tiny Guillotine Decapitates Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria. Wired

•  4 May: New HIV testing kit gets WHO green light. Standard Digital

•  4 Apr: Intradermal Ebola Vaccine Candidate Shows 100% Seroreactivity After 2 Doses. Contagion Live

•  5 May: Big pharma can only see the benefit of R&D for wealthy markets. The Guardian

•  7 May:  It’s time to stop murder by counterfeit medicine. STAT

•  7 May: Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab. MedicalXpress

•  7 May: Drug-Resistant TB: A Clear And Present Danger. Forbes

•  7 May: Group Of Developed Countries Seek To Delay Italian Proposal On Drug Price Transparency. Health Policy Watch

•  7 May: The Cost of Complacency: Economist Intelligence Unit Report Underscores Major Gaps in World’s Response to Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Johnson & Johnson

•  8 May: New Text Of Italian Transparency Proposal Shows North-South Divide Emerging. Health Policy Watch

•  8 May: How a Wikipedia for drug discovery is disrupting big pharma. The Telegraph

•  8 May: Generic HIV prevention drug coming in 2020, Gilead says. NBC

•  9 May: Perspective: Stopping the Gaps in Epidemic Preparedness. NEJM

•  9 May: Antimicrobial Resistance Is Being Called A Sustainable Development Issue. Forbes

•  9 May: Warning over global failure to act on deaths from drug-resistant TB. The Telegraph

•  9 May: Monkeys 'Pumped' With HIV Vaccine for Days Are Better Protected, Scientists Discover. Newsweek

•  10 Apr: MSF: Secret medicine prices cost lives. Health e-News

•  10 May: Building New Models To Support The Ailing Antibiotics Market. Forbes

•  10 May: Fair Pricing – Striking The Balance. Health Policy Watch

•  10 May: Innovating the way towards UHC at WHA. GHTC

•  11 May: Research futures—from 2019 to 2029. The Lancet Editorial

•  13 May: New technology enables large-scale production of artemisinin for malaria. Xinhua

•  12 May: Kintampo Health Research Centre launches 25th Anniversary. Ghana News Agency

•  14 Mar: STREAM Trial: Nine-month regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis brings “promising cure rates”. Science Speaks

•  15 May: Protection by the malaria vaccine: not only a matter of quantity but also of quality. IS Global

•  15 May: A Resource For Global Health Innovators. Forbes

•  15 May: Smarter research & development to tackle global health priorities. WHO

•  16 May: Eliminating malaria demands quality drugs. SciDevNet

•  16 May: Snakebite: The race to find a universal antivenom. The Telegraph

•  16 May: New study from the Foundation analyses 10 years of data on pharma companies and access to medicine. Access to Medicines Foundation

•  16 May: What does Self-Reliance look like on the way to an HIV Vaccine?. USAID

•  16 May: Pharma industry improves access to medicines in developing world. Financial Times

•  16 May Universal health coverage – Smarter research & development to tackle global health priorities. Health Europa

•  17 May: A proposed novel approach to TB drug financing. Devex

•  17 May: Will a vaccine crisis of confidence impact the global response to HIV?. Science Speaks

•  18 Apr: How Bill and Melinda Gates Are Transforming Life for Billions in the 21st Century. Fortune

•  18 Apr: DNDi: “Bench-To-Bedside” Approach Needed For Drug & Vaccine Response To Global Health Crises. Health Policy Watch

•  18 Apr: Pilot study of malaria vaccine will begin in Africa this month. European Scientist

•  19 Apr: A pivotal test of an experimental malaria vaccine set to begin. STAT

•  19 Apr: Researchers find correlation between blood type and susceptibility to severe malaria. MedicalXpress

•  19 Apr: No fly in the ointment: the lotion protecting women and children from malaria. The Telegraph

•  19 May: Push for drug pricing transparency strikes a nerve with industry. Swiss Info

•  20 May: What role should donors play in helping drones for delivery take flight?. Devex

•  20 May: Several Ministers Of Health Speak Up For Drug Market Transparency, Lower Prices At WHA Side Event. Health Policy Watch

•  20 May: WHO Science Division creates online resource for neglected disease R&D efforts. Homeland Preparedness News

•  21 May: The global battle over high drug prices. The Economist

•  21 May: World Health Assembly 2019: Health leaders confront impacts of global vaccine barriers. Science Speaks

•  22 May: World Health Assembly 2019: As antibiotic pipeline diminishes, time runs out for patients. Science Speaks

•  24 Apr: Malawi starts pilot of malaria vaccine for children. Financial Times

•  23 May: How the malaria vaccine could change world health. BBC

•  23 May: The race to tackle snakebite. Devex

•  24 Apr: Global battle against malaria frustrated by poor data. Financial Times

•  24 Apr: Malaria is among the world’s biggest killers of children. Now there’s a vaccine.Vox

•  25 Apr: How to shape research to advance global health. Nature

•  25 Apr: First proven malaria vaccine rolled out in Africa — but doubts linger. Nature

•  25 Apr: MSF: Johnson & Johnson should make TB drug available for all at $1/day. MSF

•  25 Apr: New malaria vaccine: A new biotechnology for the children of Africa. The Hill

•  25 Apr: Genomic Surveillance Is a Key Weapon in the Fight against Malaria. Scientific American

•  25 Apr: Revise Biosimilar Guidelines, Scientists Demand; WHO Says Not Now. Health Policy Watch

•  27 Apr: RTS,S malaria vaccine pilots in three African countries. The Lancet

•  29 Apr: Antibiotic resistance as big a threat as climate change – chief medic. The Guardian

•  29 Apr: New report calls for urgent action to avert antimicrobial resistance crisis. WHO

•  29 Apr: ViiV Applies for Approval of First Long-Acting Injectable HIV Regimen. POZ

•  30 Apr: Q&A: How local pharmaceutical production can improve access to quality medicines. Devex

•  30 Apr: Ghana Launches Malaria Vaccine for Children. Voice of America

•  30 Apr: Malawi is testing a new malaria vaccine. But it’s still early days. The Conversation

•  30 Apr: Drug Price Transparency: 10 Countries Back World Health Assembly Resolution. Health Policy Watch

•  30 Apr: Antibiotic resistance: the small Indian biotech hoping to solve a big problem. The Telegraph

Articles/ Reports on PDP related issues (peer reviewed) 

Managing health research capacity strengthening consortia: a systematised review of the published literature. N Tagoe, et al, BMJ Global Health, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001318, Apr 14 2019.

Does the political will exist to bring quality-assured and affordable drugs to low- and middle-income countries?. E Beck, et al, Global Health Action, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2019.1586317, Apr 15 2019.

Tuberculosis vaccines: Rising opportunities. J Vekemens, et al, PLOS Medicine, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002791. Apr 23 2019.

Addressing critical needs in the fight to end tuberculosis with innovative tools and strategies. M Hatherill, et al, PLOS Medicine, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002795. Apr 30 2019.

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