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International Vaccines Institute — Schistosomiasis Vaccine Assessment

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Organization Name 
Award Date 
8/2021
Grant Amount 
$140,000
Purpose 
To support the assessment of the safety and efficacy of SchistoShield®, a promising schistosomiasis vaccine candidate.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. International Vaccines Institute staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $140,000 over two years to the International Vaccines Institute (IVI) to support the assessment of the safety and efficacy of SchistoShield®, a promising schistosomiasis vaccine candidate. The assessment will be conducted by the Vaccine Against Schistosomiasis in Africa project, which is led by IVI. If safe and effective, the vaccine could be used in both humans and cattle, the latter of which contribute to the spread of the disease.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.