Ebola: Vaccination

(asked on 6th December 2022) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the World Health Organization (WHO) about approving the use of vaccines (1) to prevent, and (2) to mitigate, outbreaks of Ebola in endemic countries.

This question was answered on 22nd December 2022

The UK regularly engages with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners, including the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), to support research and use of vaccines to prevent and mitigate the spread of ebolavirus disease. For example, the UK supported research to develop an effective vaccine against the Zaire ebolavirus, which is approved by WHO and national regulatory authorities, and is used to control outbreaks in west and central Africa. The UK is also currently in regular dialogue with WHO, CEPI and other partners as part of our wider support to the Government of Uganda to take trials forward for candidate vaccines against the Sudan ebolavirus.

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