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COVID 19 Resources

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The outbreak has affected almost every country in the world and is, therefore, considered a pandemic.

Many laboratories are engaged in developing a new vaccine to help stop the spread of the virus. In an effort to provide you with reliable, current information regarding COVID-19 our field of action, the development of new vaccines, we offer here some links you might find useful.


July 10, 2020 - ACT-Accelerator Investment Case of the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF)


DCVMN has created the DCVMN Covid-19 committee to support the EC whenever questions regarding Covid are received by GAVI, CEPI, WHO, etc.
List of members of the DCVMN COVID Committee (PDF file)


WHO daily information on COVID-19 and current situation

WHO landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines

Key criteria for the ethical acceptability of COVID-19 human challenge studies (PDF)

WHO Target Product Profiles for COVID-19 Vaccines

WHO ethics framework for human challenge with SARS-Cov-2

Recent report from a WHO Advisory Group on the ethics framework


The Gavi Covid Vaccine Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC) : AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY (PDF)


BARDA funding awards for new candidate vaccines

BARDA calls for funding
If you have a product for COVID-19 that should be added to the BARDA Portfolio you can Submit a request today so BARDA can learn about your product.


HIC-VAC Call for proposals for public engagement projects (these must be linked to human challenge or vaccines). The closing date of the call is AUGUST 21st 2020, 5pm BST; al, the details and forms are here:
https://www.hic-vac.org/funding/public-engagement-awards

HIC-VAC open call for training funding, especially lab exchanges with our LMIC members. See our website for more information:
https://www.hic-vac.org/funding/training-funding

The Global Health Network site
Now including a global map of CHIM expertise – and a media monitoring tool https://mrcnetwork.wixsite.com/website


CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation, also supports projects on COVID vaccines’ development.

More information at www.cepi.net and https://cepi.net/get_involved/cfps/

CEPI sponsored Meeting held in March 2020 on Enhanced Disease (YouTube video)


Other useful articles on novel COVID-19 vaccine candidates


There are many vaccine trackers. A quick search yielded these examples:


WHO list of guidelines relevant to COVID product development (PDF file)

This list provides examples of existing WHO guidance documents adopted by WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization, published in Technical Report Series (TRS) 1, that may provide useful guidance and information for the development, production and evaluation of candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccines2. This list is not exhaustive but focused on evaluation of vaccines. Some guidelines may also be applicable for other COVID-19 interventions such as therapeutic products (e.g. antibodies).


The core protocol to enable the evaluation of candidate vaccines against COVID-19 is available clicking on this link.

Comments are welcome until Friday 1 May 2020, at 20:00 CET to this email: covid19@who.int

Only feedback sent to this email will be taken into consideration.

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