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WHO, UNICEF, IFRC and MSF announced the establishment of a Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile to ensure response to outbreak.
- Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile: The stockpile is led by International Coordinating Group(ICG) on Vaccine Provision which includes the WHO, UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) with financial support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
- Purpose: The stockpile will ensure timely access to vaccines for countries at risk during outbreaks.
- Ebola Vaccine: The injectable single-dose Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV is manufactured by Merck, Sharp & Dohme(MSD) Corp and developed with financial support from the government of the United States of America (USA).
- Based in: The stockpile will be based in Switzerland.
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