Who funds CEPI?

Q.  Which of the following funds Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI)?

1) Government of Norway
2) World Economic Forum
3) Government of India

- Published on 20 Dec 16

a. 2
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
CEPI, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, is a "public-private coalition that aims to derail epidemics by speeding development of vaccines"

The concept is to develop early phases of vaccines without knowing the details for the form in which the infection will appear, but will still cut down the time to tailor the eventual vaccine to be effective to the epidemic.

CEPI's plan includes preparations for possible outbreaks of Lassa fever, Marburg fever, MERS, SARS, Nipah virus, Rift Valley fever, chikungunya, and others.

It is being funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, the government of Norway and the Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of S&T, Government of India.

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