International Vaccine Institute — Hepatitis E Vaccine Trial

Organization:
International Vaccine Institute
Award Date:
01/2022
Amount:
$4,000,000
Purpose:
To support a clinical trial of hecolin, a vaccine against Hepatitis E, in pregnant women

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $4,000,000 to the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to support their work on a clinical trial of hecolin, a vaccine against Hepatitis E, in pregnant women. Hecolin is currently approved for use in some countries, but the World Health Organization has not yet recommended it for routine use in general populations because its safety in pregnant women has not been proven.

This follows our January 2022 support and falls within our focus area of scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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