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Professor Halabi Presents Research at World Health Organization Meeting in Geneva

On June 12, Professor Sam Halabi presented his research on the use of material transfer agreements for access and benefit sharing at a meeting convened by the World Health Organization in Geneva.  The meeting on the use of access and benefit sharing to promote public health included representatives from ministries of health in Africa, Asia, and South America in addition…

Professor Halabi Convenes Conference on Material Transfer Agreements and Human Pathogens

Professor Sam Halabi co-chaired a conference on the changing relevance of material transfer agreements (MTAs) for the sharing of biological samples for research into infectious diseases like Ebola, influenza, and MERS-CoV in early May.  With support from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Halabi, together with Professor Rebecca Katz at Georgetown University,…

Professor Halabi Advocates for Global Vaccine Injury Compensation System

In a Journal of the American Medical Association article, Professor Sam Halabi argued that a global vaccine injury compensation system administered through the World Health Organization may address barriers to vaccine access during public health emergencies like Ebola, H1N1 and Zika. Even though promising vaccines have been developed relatively quickly for these emergencies, the concern for liability arising from side…