June 2024

GloPID-R reports vibrant scientific activity in the first half of 2024

The first half of 2024 has been a rich and rewarding period of scientific activity for our funders’ alliance. As the Head of the GloPID-R Research & Policy Team, I am pleased to highlight some key areas of progress across several GloPID-R initiatives.



GloPID-R news

Members of the new Executive Board look forward to working together to advance the coordination of international research funders

Our Executive Board members share personal insights on being elected and on GloPID-R’s value to the global funders’ community.


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Thanks to Barbara Kerstiëns

On behalf of the GloPID-R Board and the Secretariat, our Chair, Mongezi Mdhluli, and Scientific and Advocacy Director, Hans Hagen, express their thanks to out-going Board member Barbara Kerstiëns.


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Update on Pandemic PACT

Read about the Pandemic PACT launch event and catch up with the progress of this cutting-edge programme.

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Updates from our Working Groups

Catch up on the latest news from our Data Sharing and One Health Working Groups.

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Updates from the GloPID-R Africa Hub

Africa Hub Stakeholders Meeting focuses on next steps in the Hub’s development and on the ongoing mpox epidemic.

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GloPID-R Research & Policy team earns recognition as finalists for the prestigious University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor's Award

In recognition of their work on the Funders Living Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination, the GloPID-R Research & Policy team reached the finals of the University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor´s Awards for outstanding research engagement.

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GloPID-R takes an active part in International Forums

In April and May, GloPID-R representatives participated in several international meetings where they introduced our organization and spoke about our current priorities.

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Publication of WHO Technical Brief on Research Prioritization for Pandemic & Epidemic Intelligence: GloPID-R and Pandemic PACT contribute to global collaborative effort

GloPID-R welcomes the publication of the WHO Technical Brief ‘Research Prioritization for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence’ published online on May 23, to which members of the GloPID-R Secretariat contributed.

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Peter Piot and Heidi Larson visit GloPID-R Secretariat and the Charité Center for Global Health

On April 9, 2024, Professor Peter Piot and Dr. Heidi Larson made a visit to the Charité Center for Global Health (CCGH), host of the GloPID-R Secretariat.

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Organizational changes to the GloPID-R Secretariat with the arrival of a new Communication Team

As of July 1st, following the move to Charité in Berlin, the GloPID-R Communication Team will be changing. The new team will be comprised of a Communications & Engagement Manager and a Media Manager.

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Member news

ANRS | Emerging Infectious DiseasesUpdates on strategic projects and upcoming events

Catch up on news about CSA BE READY+, CSA COMECT, a partnership with UNITAID, and the AFROSCREEN regional symposium.

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BMBFNew pioneering Leibniz Lab to combat future pandemics

The Leibniz Lab “Pandemic Preparedness: One Health, One Future” was launched in March 2024.

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CEPIRead the latest CEPI updates

Learn more about on-the-spot Nipah and Lassa diagnostics, Lassa fever vaccine clinical trials, CEPI funding for researchers at Oxford’s Pandemic Sciences Institute and much more.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)Avian influenza One Health Research funding opportunity

The CIHR Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies (CRPPHE) has launched a funding opportunity on H5N1.

Learn more in the Funding Calls section of this Newsletter.

ESSENCE on Health Research

Catch up with the latest podcasts in the Global Health Matters series hosted by Garry Aslanyan.


Episode 37 : ‘50 years of developing global health leaders’.

Global Health EDCTP3Response to the Mpox outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

In April 2024, Global Health EDCTP3 activated its emergency funding mechanism in response to the mpox outbreak in the DRC.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)CREID, a collaborative network of emerging infectious disease research centers in outbreak-prone areas of the globe

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shares news about CREID, a collaborative network that will certainly be of interest to the GloPID-R membership.

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WellcomeWellcome supported the Mpox High-Level Emergency Regional Meeting on Mpox in Africa

Wellcome, in collaboration with CEPI and Africa CDC, co-funded the High-Level Emergency Regional Meeting on Mpox in Africa, held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, from April 11-13, 2024.

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WHOPublic health and social measures knowledge at your fingertips: Launching the PHSM Bibliographic Library

WHO has recently launched a repository of multilingual, multidisciplinary, multisectoral research articles on public health and social measures.

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Funding calls

CIHRAvian influenza One Health Research funding opportunity now open

The CIHR Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies (CRPPHE) has accelerated this funding opportunity in response to the rapidly evolving H5N1 situaion.

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Global Health EDCTP3GH EDCTP3 Emergency call on Mpox

Global Health EDCTP3 have launched an emergency call for proposals worth 6.5M €, with the aim of improving knowledge of the Mpox virus and feeding into national and international strategies for preparing for and responding to this public health emergency. ANRS MIE has contributed 500K € to this emergency call.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)Two new Funding calls

There are 2 funding opportunities from the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID), a network of emerging infectious disease research centers in regions around the globe where emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks are likely to occur. It was established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). NIAID is part of NIH, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Wellcome Infectious Disease Award: Understanding dengue and Zika spread, immunity and clinical outcomes

This funding call will support multidisciplinary teams to generate evidence on where dengue and Zika viruses co-circulate and investigate the implications this has on host immune responses and clinical outcomes.

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GloPID-R General Assembly 2024

We are delighted to announce that the 2024 GloPID-R General Assembly will be hosted by WHO in Geneva in the Autumn.

More information will be available soon.


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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.