Vaccine web pages
- World Bank and Vaccines
- Overview of World's Bank involvement in Vaccines, about funding mechanisms, and useful links.
- The international vaccine institute
- This is an institute in Seoul, with the mission "to accelerate the introduction of vaccines into
developing country public health programs by undertaking research and providing research-based technical assistance that effectively address issues of vaccine development, disease
burden, safety and efficacy, delivery feasibility and effectiveness, and sustained supply". In
addition, they have initiated "a cross-cutting project [adressing] vaccine financing, with a
special focus on options for operating a Global Fund for Vaccines".
- The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
- An NGO with the mission to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible preventive
HIV vaccines for use throughout the world
"All participants in IAVI''s vaccine development partnerships agree to an intellectual property
agreement that allows both for free-market recouping of investments and for faster and wider
distribution of vaccines. Under the IAVI intellectual property agreements, product developers
can charge market prices in industrialized countries. When patents are filed by an academic
center or its partners, however, IAVI is free to choose from one of several measures to ensure
global accessibility: a non-exclusive, royalty-free license for production in the developing
world; an exclusive license with certain restrictions; 25% of all net royalties or sales from
intellectual property rights; or an agreement from the manufacturer to sell vaccines at a small
percentage above cost in developing nations."
- Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations
- "The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization is a partnership dedicated to ensuring
that all children, however poor, have equal access to these vaccines. The Alliance also works
to spur the development of new vaccines against major killers that primarily affect the world's
poorest people. It is founded on the principle that immunization is a human right and a key step
towards overcoming poverty."
- European Malaria Vaccine Initiative
- The aim of EMVI is to provide a mechanism through which the
development of experimental malaria vaccines can be accelerated within Europe and in developing
EMVI shall facilitate and contribute to the post validation phase of nationally and
internationally funded malaria vaccine research and development, and will provide a
mechanism to see candidate molecules through to limited GMP production and clinical trials
in close collaboration with AMVTN. EMVI will provide a forum for scientists and policy
makers engaged in malaria vaccine research and development.
- WHO's vaccine unit
- See especially the access to technologies link: Goal is to "reduce financial and technical
barriers to the introduction of new and existing vaccines and immunization-related
- Coordinating global demand and capacity
- Ensuring availability of appropriate supply sources, whether from local production, direct
procurement or agency procurement
- Developing and promoting potential financing mechanisms Providing support for
- Ensuring capacity to oversee and regulate these products by strengthening national
regulatory authorities (including Global Training Network) and national supervision"
- Malaria Vaccine Initiative
- The MVI was created through a grant of the William H. Gates Foundation to PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health). The objective of the MVI will be to significantly accelerate the clinical development of promising malaria vaccine candidates. The MVI is expected to lead to field trials of one or more vaccine candidates; coordinate its efforts with malaria vaccine programs at various organizations and agencies; and identify gaps in current research
efforts and apply resources to advance promising malaria vaccine candidates."
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