Merck Serono plans to double its donation from 25 million tablets to 50 million tablets and will continue a commitment to donations indefinitely, until schistosomiasis has been eliminated in Africa.

We're at the beginning of something big.

Sabin president, Dr. Peter Hotez recently published a new editorial in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) which calls on the NTD community to use the upcoming presidential and congressional elections as an opportunity to advocate for increased NTD funding. Dr.

2012 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award Call for Nominations

November 30, 2011

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is honored to invite you to nominate a distinguished colleague for the 2012 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award.

How to Nominate Your Distinguished Colleague

In order to nominate your colleague for the Gold Medal Award, provide a one-page explanation of the nominee’s most important vaccine research or advocacy contributions and why you believe they are particularly important. Please submit your nomination no later than Friday, December 16, 2011 to the following address:

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Global Network featured on AllAfrica.com

November 16, 2011 | AllAfrica.com

In their news story "Kenya: Nation Setting Sights on Elimating Blinding Disease," AllAfrica.com discusses NTD elimination programs in Kenya and includes several mentions of the Global Network. AllAfrica.com is the largest online distributor of Africa-focused news. Below is a clip that includes a quote by Global Network's managing director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry.

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Exclusive interview with Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

November 15, 2011 | Africa News Analysis (ANA)

By Musah Ibrahim Musah

“Addressing NTDs improves productivity and contribute to broader economic growth and prosperity of countries”

- says Dr Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases in an exclusive interview with ANA’s Musah Ibrahim Musah in Berlin, Germany.

Excerpts follow:

African News Analysis

Forbes contributor highlights Global Network and the Sabin PDP in feature article on NTDs

November 9, 2011

How pharmaceutical companies can help take the 'neglected' out of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
By Sarika Bansal

What do schistosomiasis, cysticercosis, and lymphatic filariasis have in common?

Besides verging on the unpronounceable, they are all classified as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are a set of diseases – seventeen, by the World Health Organization’s count – that collectively affect over a billion people, but have historically received little attention.

The Global Network, the Sabin product development partnership (PDP) and Dr. Peter Hotez, Sabin president, were featured in a great piece on Forbes today.

Second article in VOA NTD news series: Billion people suffer from neglected tropical diseases

November 8, 2011 | Voice of America

By Vidushi Sinha

A billion people around the world suffer from neglected tropical diseases, and the global health community is working to develop new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. But experts note that success is uneven in part because of different rules and regulations in different countries for drug development and testing.

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Dr. Peter Hotez, president of Sabin Vaccine Institute, says it is much easier to test new therapies in India than in other parts of the world.

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