Maternal Immunization

CEPI workshop on Maternal Immunization against Emerging Infectious Diseases | London 12-13 February 2020 | For comments please write to

Nipah Fever

Seven lessons learned at first ever Nipah Virus Conference

CEPI’s inaugural international Nipah Virus Conference, held on 9-10 December 2019 in Singapore in partnership with Duke NUS Medical School, brought together scientists and healthcare professionals from around the world to discuss innovative solutions in development to combat this global health threat.

Marking the 20th anniversary since this infectious disease—spread by infected bats, pigs and humans—was first identified in Malaysia and Singapore in 1999, the meeting identified seven lessons learned from Nipah outbreaks, which are also applicable to the COVID-19 crisis today. This includes the need to develop an investment case for pandemic preparedness, the need to bring together local and regional regulators for clinical  trials, and the need to develop rapid-response technologies.

A summary of the research and ideas presented at the meeting is now available in mSphere.