Announcements

Announcements

General immunization news, as well as events, jobs, RFPs, and useful resources.

21/11/2017

Pfizer does not deserve the patent it was granted in August on its pneumonia vaccine, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is set to argue tomorrow in the High Court of Delhi,India that it should be overturned because the patent doesn’t meet the standards laid out in India’s Patents Act. The U.S.-based drug…

17/11/2017

While the Saudi-led military coalition has partially lifted the recent blockade of Yemen, closure of much of the country’s air, sea and land ports is making an already catastrophic situation far worse. The space and access we need to deliver humanitarian assistance is being choked off, threatening the lives of…

17/11/2017

An outbreak of measles in Leeds has sparked a warning from health chiefs.Public Health England (PHE) said three confirmed cases and four suspected cases had been reported in the city since the beginning of October. It is encouraging people to check their children for symptoms and get them vaccinated against…

13/11/2017

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is pushing for one more inclusion in this year’s Singles’ Day shopping trolley – HPV vaccine. GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix is the first HPV vaccine licensed by the China Food and Drug Administration, and is targeted at girls and women of ages between nine and 25 years. A…

08/11/2017

More than 650,000 doses of a vaccine regularly given to babies and young children have been recalled in China after they were found to be ineffective, state media reported. The doses of the DPT vaccine have been withdrawn in Shandong and Hebei provinces, plus in Chongqing. The vaccine immunises against…

07/11/2017

On Monday the World Health Organization released its 2017 Global Tuberculosis Report, and the latest picture is still one of extreme gravity, as progress to stop the spread of this disease simply isn't fast enough to make major headway: In 2016, 10.4 million people fell sick with TB, and about 1.7 million people…

03/11/2017

Pune based Serum Institute of India, a part of Cyrus Poonawalla Group today said it is looking at achieving revenues of Rs 10,000 crore in the next five years period through new launches and expanding footprints in Europe and US. "We are growing at 30 per cent CAGR and achieved revenue…

25/10/2017

No currently available vaccines against typhoid are meant for children younger than 2, but a new conjugate vaccine manufactured by India’s Bharat Biotech as Typbar-TCV could change that. Following a recent meeting, the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization recommended (PDF) the capsular Vi-polysaccharide conjugate vaccine for…
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