IVI and Qatar
With support from the Qatar Foundation, IVI is preparing an academic report on pharmaceutical innovation and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April 2020, IVI Director General Dr. Jerome Kim participated in the Flattening the Curve – Global Responses to COVID-19 webinar series cohosted by the Qatar Foundation’s World Innovation Summit for Global Health (WISH).
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)
Qatari health officials participated in a MERS-CoV vaccine development workshop co-organized by IVI and the Saudi Ministry of Health and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. A follow-up meeting to the workshop was held in December 2015 by the World Health Organization (WHO), with meeting proceedings published in Nature Medicine.
Qatari health officials also participated in a MERS Symposium co-organized by IVI and the WHO in Seoul, Korea in 2018.