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International Vaccines Task Force Gathering Ideas On How To Strengthen Research Capacities For Epidemic Preparedness

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Strengthening national clinical research capacities is key to epidemic preparedness and saving lives
Marie-Paule Kieny, director of research at Inserm; Richard Sezibera, member of the Senate of Rwanda; and Mukesh Chawla, adviser for health, nutrition and population at the World Bank and coordinator at the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, and all members of the International Vaccines Task Force, discuss the importance and challenges of strengthening research capacity for epidemic preparedness. The authors note, “The International Vaccines Task Force will deliver its final report in May 2018, in time for presentation at the World Health Assembly. We are open to ideas — and if you have thoughts and suggestions that we should consider on how best to strengthen national clinical research capacity, we would be delighted to hear them. Leave a comment, or email us at ivtf@worldbank.org” (1/25).