Experts in Dengue Control Form New Alliance to Bridge Vaccine and Vector Approaches and Expand Efforts to Zika and other Aedes-Transmitted Diseases

Mexico City, Mexico – August 31, 2016 – Today, four leading institutions at the forefront of dengue prevention and control—the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) of the Johns Hopkins University, the Partnership for Dengue Control Foundation (PDC) and the Sabin Vaccine Institute—announced a new global alliance to integrate approaches to fight dengue and other Aedes-transmitted diseases under one strategic umbrella. Named the Global Dengue and Aedes-transmitted Diseases Consortium (GDAC), this new partnership will expand its expertise in dengue to other Aedes-transmitted diseases including Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever, responding to the urgent need for coordination in the currently fragmented efforts to control the diseases transmitted by one of the world's most dangerous animals—the Aedes mosquito.

Statement by the Dengue Vaccine Initiative on the Philippines Regulatory Approval of Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine, Dengvaxia®

December 22, 2015 — The Philippines yesterday became the first Asian country to approve Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia®, marking the second time in less than one month that a dengue vaccine has been licensed for use in a country.

Regional Dengue Symposium Addresses Today’s Challenges in Dengue Control

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — November 3, 2015 — More than one hundred public health experts and stakeholders gathered today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the First Regional Dengue Symposium, led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI).

Dengue Vaccine Initiative Statement on Results of Studies on the Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine Candidate in Dengue-Endemic Regions

WASHINGTON DC – JULY 27, 2015—A study titled “Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of a Dengue Vaccine in Regions of Endemic Disease” (Hadinegoro et al.), published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, assesses vaccine efficacy and interim long-term safety results of Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine candidate, CYD-TDV, across three clinical trials in dengue-endemic countries within Asia-Pacific and Latin America. This analysis marks a significant scientific milestone in Sanofi Pasteur’s efforts to develop a dengue vaccine.

Dr. In-Kyu Yoon Appointed as Director of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – July 24, 2015 – The Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) a consortium comprised of the International Vaccine Institute, the Johns Hopkins University’s International Vaccine Access Center, Sabin Vaccine Institute and the World Health Organization, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. In-Kyu Yoon as its new Director. Dr. Yoon, former Chief of the Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute Medical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand, will lead DVI starting August, 2015.

Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith Named New Senior Advisor to Dengue Vaccine Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – March 6, 2015 – The members of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) consortium, the International Vaccine Institute, the Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the World Health Organization, are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith as Senior Advisor to the DVI, effective immediately.

Indonesia’s Competitiveness at risk from Neglected Diseases of Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2014 – The control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is one of the most cost-effective ways Indonesia can sustain economic growth and reduce inequality, said scientists today in an analysis published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. While Indonesia is poised to defeat NTDs by 2020, it has an opportunity to scale up national programs, integrate NTDs with other development efforts, strengthen coordination and enhance collaboration among key partners.

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