During the 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on 24 May, PANTHER hosted a side event on how to provide a global response to emerging outbreaks while taking into account local needs. The event highlighted case studies of Mpox in Congo, DRC and Brazil. The full recording of the event is available below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-fWVRBPDAQ Contents of the video and direct links: 00:00 Introduction 02:05 Message from Samba Sow, President of PANTHER 06:06 Mpox in Democratic Republic of Congo - Kawaya Mankunku Van (Kinshasa University - PANTHER) (in French) 13:56 [...]
In this comment published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Dimie Ogoina, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Niger Delta University (NDU), and Nathalie Strub-Wourgft, General Delegate of PANTHER, reflect on a recent observational study on the real-world effectiveness of vaccination with a single subcutaneous dose of Modified Vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic (MVA-BN), a third-generation smallpox vaccine, against symptomatic mpox among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men BMSM) at higher risk of exposure to mpox in England. To read the full text, click here.
Devex, "the world’s leading independent news organization covering global development", has published a story on PANTHER, our goals, the research gaps we aim to cover and the road that led to the creation of the platform. Read the full story here.
Launch of first platform for emergency research preparedness and response in Africa Kigali, December 14, 2022 – PANTHER brings together leading African and global researchers and public health teams, who will work together through regional hubs to help countries and communities to better prepare, pounce and bounce back, before emerging infectious diseases become pandemics. Ready-made, disease specific research kits and no regrets-investment will be key for these risky hot-spots. “To not prepare for outbreaks is to prepare for failure - if we want to adapt research, diagnostics and medicines [...]
After months of work, the PANdemic preparedness plaTform for Health and Emerging infections Response (PANTHER) is ready to be presented to the public. The format chosen for this will be a side event at the 2nd International Conference on Public Health in Africa, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 13 to 15 December. Specifically, the PANTHER launch event will take place on 14 December, starting at 7 am, in Auditorium 11 of the Kigali Convention Centre. For those who are unable to attend the event on site, a [...]