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UNICEF, WHO, IFRC, MSF announce establishment of global Ebola vaccine stockpile

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Four leading international health and humanitarian organizations have announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile in a bid to ensure outbreak response.

The effort was led by the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, which includes the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The financial support is provided by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The stockpile will help countries to control future epidemics of Ebola by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk. The Ebola vaccine was licensed by the European Medicines Agency in November 2019, and is prequalified by WHO. It is licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration as well as in eight countries in Africa… (WHO, January 11, 2021)

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