DVI News and Events
August 31, 2015
  Earlier this year, DVI convened the Americas Dengue Prevention Board along with scientists, global health experts, mathematical modelers and representatives of dengue vaccine manufacturers to discuss updates in dengue vaccines and vaccine introduction. Held in Bogota at the Colombian National Institute of Health (Institituto Nacional de Salud – INS), the meeting was instrumental given the new available clinical trial data, particularly the results of the first Phase 3 trials ever...
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May 20, 2015
Dr. Tissera received his bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery in 1995 and his residency training in the Provincial General Hospital in the remote mountainous region of Badulla. After being posted in to Ampara, the District capital city of the then war-torn eastern province in Sri Lanka, he learned about the basics in public health, in a new light -- hands on, under ongoing civil unrest and hostilities.  Dr. Tissera joined the Central Epidemiology Unit subsequently, and in 2005...
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March 04, 2015
  In November of 2014, DVI held a two-day meeting to discuss the status of a dengue vaccine and exchange views on its licensure and introduction. Members of the Asia-Pacific Dengue Prevention Board (DPB), modelers of the impact of vaccination on dengue, public health specialists and dengue vaccine candidate representatives contributed to these important conversations. The meeting, held in Seoul, South Korea, consisted of four main activities. Participants reviewed the clinical development...
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September 25, 2014
  This year’s Americas Dengue Prevention Board (DPB) convened in Mexico City from March 25–26. The meeting’s objective was to assess the feasibility and benefits of integrating dengue vector-control strategies with an upcoming dengue vaccine. DVI compiled a summary of the discussions and recommendations from the Board in a new report you can access here. The meeting brought together vaccine and vector control experts, researchers, representatives of ministries of health...
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September 15, 2014
  Titled, “New chapter unfolding in the fight against dengue with an unwritten ending,” the Dengue Vaccine Initiative’s (DVI) editorial just published in the October issue of Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene discusses the results of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine candidate Phase 3 trial in Asia. DVI experts explain that while these results show promising indications that a safe dengue vaccine is technically feasible, key questions remain...
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September 05, 2014
  The Prerelease On Wednesday, Sanofi Pasteur published a press release with preliminary results of the second arm of the Phase 3 trial of its candidate dengue vaccine. The trial was conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Puerto Rico and involved 20,875 children and teenagers aged 9 to 16. The announcement follows a series of updates made through the year about a previous similar, though smaller in size, Phase 3 trial conducted in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,...
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July 10, 2014
  Please click here for the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) full statement. Today, July 10, Sanofi Pasteur published in The Lancet the results of the first of two Phase 3 clinical trials for its dengue vaccine candidate — a live attenuated chimeric tetravalent vaccine. The study is a randomized, observer-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial involving 10,275 children aged 2 to 14 years in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. An Initial Examination of...
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May 13, 2014
  The Latest. Monday, April 28, opened a new chapter for dengue vaccine development. For the first time ever, a large-scale, late-stage (Phase 3) study of a dengue vaccine candidate was completed, as the French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Pasteur, announced in a press release. Coinciding with World Immunization Week, the update has brought more excitement to this dynamic field. According to Sanofi, preliminary results of the Phase 3 trial conducted in 10,000 children in five Asian...
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May 02, 2014
  With the slogan “Immunization for a healthy future. Know, Check, Protect” WHO reminds us this week that vaccines prevent 2-3 million deaths each year. Just imagine this: 2 to 3 million lives. This equals the populations of countries like Mongolia or Botswana.   As we celebrate the contribution of vaccines to public health, World Immunization Week also gives us the opportunity to appreciate and reflect on ongoing innovations in the field. The development of a dengue...
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December 20, 2013
It's been a big year for dengue, and with the start of 2014 near we thought that we'd reflect on all that's happened in 2013.  This story originally appeared in our December Newsletter, and you can check out the full Newsletter here. 2013 opened with the release of the WHO’s Second Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases in January, a report that ranked dengue as the fastest spreading vector-borne viral disease in the world.  This report, which called on the world to...
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