Government of Norway
Selected Stories
New Vaccines is Effective against Ebola in Large Trial in Guinea

Massive partnership works in record time to test vaccine and show efficacy and safety

Results on a new vaccine to protect against Ebola indicate a high level of efficacy in a trial of more than 4,000 persons in close contact with the deadly virus in Guinea, one of the three West African countries stricken by Ebola.

Partners: Governments of Norway, Canada, and Guinea, Merck, Doctors Without Borders, Public Health Agency of Canada, Welcome Trust, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health of Guinea, World Health Organization and The Lancet

Media Reach: global audience of 3 billion


New Partnership Expands Access to Contraception for 27 Million Women and Girls in Low-Income Countries

A new partnership will make a safe, effective, long-acting, reversible method of contraception available to more than 27 million women in the world’s poorest nations

Partners: Governments of Norway, United States, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, Clinton Foundation, Bayer Healthcare and Child’s Investment Fund

Media Reach: global audience of 700 million