A Call to Action: Deworming Needs in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new report released today by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, highlights the impact that a small group of neglected diseases are having on children in the Americas and presents concrete policy recommendations that can lead to significant progress in achieving several Millennium Development Goals in the Americas by 2015.

Ending the Neglect

United Kingdom based journalist Emilie Filou recently published an article on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) featuring interviews with Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez and Managing Director of the Global Network Dr. Neeraj Mistry. In the piece, Drs. Hotez and Mistry make the case for improving integrated NTD control programs by including NTDs in the mission of The Global Fund, Pepfar or the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative.

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Statement from Sabin Vaccine Institute on the Passing of Honorable Richard C. Holbrooke

The Sabin Vaccine Institute expresses its deepest condolences to family, friends and colleagues of the Honorable Richard C. Holbrooke, who died yesterday.

Ambassador Holbrooke, a diplomat, AIDS activist, and public servant, was the recipient of Sabin’s 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership and dedication to securing adequate healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable populations. He clearly recognized the strong relationship between science, medicine and diplomacy for the benefit of humanity.

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New Sources of Funding Needed to Control and Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

An editorial published by Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez today in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Diseases, calls on the G8, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and neglected tropical disease (NTDs) endemic countries, such as Nigeria and Indonesia, to fund global NTD control efforts.

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