Vaccines for epidemic infections and the role of CEPI

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2017 Dec 2;13(12):2755-2762. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2017.1306615. Epub 2017 Apr 4.


The author reviews the foundation of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations and the choices it has made for funding of vaccine development against epidemic diseases. He comments on those decisions as well as proposing how CEPI could remain relevant for the long term.

Keywords: MERS; Nipah; chikungunya; commercialization; development; ebola; emerging infections; field delivery; infectious disease; lassa.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Capital Financing
  • Communicable Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Drug Discovery / economics
  • Drug Discovery / organization & administration*
  • Epidemics / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Vaccines / immunology*
  • Vaccines / isolation & purification*


  • Vaccines