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Global vaccine promises USD 5 million to develop Ebola vaccine

AP
Published Jan 21, 2016, 8:43 am IST
Updated Jan 21, 2016, 8:43 am IST
The vaccine's producer said it will ensure that 300,000 doses are available from May.
In 2014 - during the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola - GAVI pledged to spend $300 million to buy Ebola vaccines for poor countries.
 In 2014 - during the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola - GAVI pledged to spend $300 million to buy Ebola vaccines for poor countries.

London: The global vaccine alliance GAVI says it will donate $5 million toward developing the leading Ebola vaccine, hoping that it will be approved by a regulator by the end of 2017.

If the vaccine is given the green light, GAVI says it will then create a stockpile to help stamp out future outbreaks of the lethal disease. The vaccine's producer, Merck & Co. Inc., says it will ensure that 300,000 doses are available from May for use in advanced trials and emergency use.

 

In a statement on Wednesday, GAVI CEO Dr. Seth Berkley said "the world is still worryingly underprepared for potential future health threats."

In 2014 - during the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola - GAVI pledged to spend $300 million to buy Ebola vaccines for poor countries.

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