Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/IVB/06.03

Proceedings of the sixth Global Vaccine Research Forum and Parallel Satellite Symposia

The meeting serves as a forum for WHO and other partners of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)to discuss research and development issues, to update research agendas and to monitor progress of the GAVI R&D Task Force.Moreover, the meeting serves as a forum for broader issues of vaccine policy and implementation. The report willprovide a summary of the meeting presentations and discussions which focused on GAVI vaccine R&D projects, Hib introduction and challenges, Lesihmaniasis, new regulatory approaches to vaccine licensing in developing countries, Influenza vaccines, adjuvants and immunomodulators, new vaccines against Shigella and ETEC, HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Participantas included leading scientists from major foundations and public sector institutions involved in vaccine research as well as high ranking representatives of vaccine industry from both developed and developing countries..

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