Giving What We Can is an international society dedicated to eliminating poverty in the developing world by helping people make smart decisions about donating to charitable causes.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Drugs for Neglected Disease initiative (DNDi) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Global Health program will host a conference to discuss past medical advances and future global health needs as research and development for

Today marks the first day of vaccinations for Phase I, Part II clinical testing of Sabin's human hookworm vaccine in Brazil.

Congratulations to WIPO Re:Search on its one year anniversary!

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal Celebrates Fifth Anniversary by Announcing Geopolitics Collection, Call for Papers, and More

The open-access journal, PLoS NTDs, celebrated its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this great achievement, the journal compiled editorials and research papers published over the last five years to create a collection, called “The Geopolitics of NTDs.”

The collection focuses on the geographic distribution of NTDs by region to highlight the key differences as well as similarities between the diseases in different areas around the world.

Combating Neglected Diseases

October 11, 2012 | Financial Times

The Financial Times special report “Combating Neglected Diseases” contains in-depth stories and interviews featuring several of Sabin’s key programs, including Sabin Vaccine Development, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Dengue Vaccine Initiative.

Read the full report here.

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DoV Collaboration Leadership commits to making DoV vision a reality

This pledge proclaims the commitment by the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration Leadership Council to make the vision of the Decade of Vaccines a reality through the implementation of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). This pledge also shows the DoV Collaboration's commitment to the principles of Every Woman Every Child.
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About Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis includes two major diseases, cutaneous leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis, caused by more than 20 different leishmanial species. Cutaneous leishmaniasis, the most common form of the disease, causes skin ulcers, and is the form upon with the Sabin PDP focuses. Visceral leishmaniasis is more rare, but causes a severe systemic disease that is usually fatal without treatment. Leishmaniasis is transmitted by the bite of  a sand fly. Many leishmanial species infect animals as well as humans.

About Chagas Disease

Today Chagas disease is one of the world’s most important neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and a leading cause of poverty in Latin America. An estimated 10 million people are infected worldwide with more than 99% of the cases occurring in Latin America, especially in the poorest countries in the region.

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