Call for applications: Vaccine Community Advisory Board

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) launched a call for applications for the Vaccine Community Advisory Board (Vax CAB).

The aim of the Vax CAB is to create a forum to facilitate dialogue with vaccine manufacturers, international organizations, national and regional authorities, governments, and other stakeholders to ensure global vaccine equity. The Vax CAB is also a space to build the capacity of communities in the areas of vaccine development, technology transfer, registration, manufacturing, distribution, access plans, and products in the pipeline. These skills and capacities may also allow for advocacy actions as CAB Vax and within the communities the members represent/work with. 

Although the Vax CAB resembles other CABs in its quest to inform the research agenda, its hallmark is its focus on vaccine access. Intellectual property and trade barriers, the promotion of technology transfers and the encouragement of local production is key to the work and mission of the CAB. The Vax CAB aims to build capacity for and stimulate advocacy around local production, technology transfers, and removal of intellectual property and registration barriers.

ITPC and AVAC are looking for 20 candidates with a wide range of expertise and experience. The ideal candidate will be an expert or have experience in key thematic areas such as intellectual property, clinical trials, drug registration, community and patient outreach, vaccine development and delivery, and/or regional knowledge.

If you are interested in participating, please apply by filling out the application here. To gain a better understanding of the objectives of the group before applying, download the Vax CAB 2023 Roadmap here.

The team of evaluators will work to ensure that there is geographic and thematic diversity among the participants. The deadline to fill out the application form is 19 May 2023.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please do not hesitate to contact Laia Ruiz Mingote at

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Published: May 11, 2023, 10:45 p.m.

Last updated: May 12, 2023, 12:38 a.m.

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