University of Washington — Syphilis Vaccine Development (Lorenzo Giacani)

Organization:
University of Washington
Award Date:
08/2021
Amount:
$816,063
Purpose:
To support research that may facilitate the development of a vaccine against syphilis.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $816,063 over three years to the University of Washington to support research led by Dr. Lorenzo Giacani that may facilitate the development of a vaccine against syphilis. A leading cause of stillbirth, syphilis is carried by an estimated 36 million people worldwide and infects approximately 11 million people annually.[1] Open Philanthropy's scientific research team believes that an effective syphilis vaccine could prevent hundreds of thousands of neonatal deaths.

This falls within Open Philanthropy's work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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