Statement by Bill Gates on the Occasion of the World Health Assembly Resolutions Declaring Completion of Polio Eradication a Global Emergency and Endorsing the Global Vaccine Action Plan

SEATTLE -- “Today marks a huge victory in the fight to protect all children from vaccine-preventable diseases, no matter where they live."

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Statement of Support for New Global Vaccine Action Plan

May 25, 2012

The Sabin Vaccine Institute applauds the decision made today by the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly to endorse the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). As a research and advocacy organization devoted to ensuring that life-saving vaccines reach the people that need them most, we commend this action plan, which lays the groundwork for the discovery, development and equitable delivery of vaccines.

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This month, the Sabin Vaccine Institute will begin a Phase-1 clinical trial in Washington, DC to further investigate the Na-GST-1 human hookworm vaccine candidate.

Each year since 1994 the Sabin Vaccine Institute has  recognized distinguished members of the scientific community  with its highest honor, the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award.  Gold Medal Award winners have made significant contributions  to vaccinology or a complementary field.

Houston Chronicle features research on NTDs in Texas

April 27, 2012 | Houston Chronicle

Dr. Peter Hotez and his role at Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Tropical Medicine were featured in the Houston Chronicle. The article also mentions the new tropical medicine clinic and the vaccine development programs in Houston and calls attention to Dr. Hotez’s PLoS article about NTDs in Texas and Mexico.

Tropical diseases surfacing more in Texas

By Todd Ackerman

Houston Chronicle

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