Hepatitis E Vaccine Roadmap

Brittany Kmush (PH) PI, Johns Hopkins / Gates Foundation, sub-award, 2/1/21-9/30/21.

This project aims to leverage experts from across the international Hepatitis E virus community to build global consensus around the knowledge and research gaps surrounding this important, yet neglected cause, of maternal mortality. We are working to identify an optimal country context and vaccine trial strategy to maximize the policy impact of an HEV vaccine at WHO and country levels. We are also engaging with vaccine manufacturers to ensure capacity, readiness, and interest in securing WHO prequalification for use in routine and emergency situations.