WHO report says pneumococcal immunization plays role in reducing childhood deaths

The Pneumococcal Council of Experts (PACE), an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, has led efforts to raise awareness of the burden of pneumococcal disease, the most common vaccine-preventable cause of death and a leading infectious killer of children worldwide.

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A new online tool for Strategic Planning for Measles Control

The Advanced Immunization Management (AIM) e-Learning website has recently launched a new module to support the World Health Organization's computer-based Measles Strategic Planning (MSP) tool. The MSP was developed to help countries develop measles vaccination strategies to meet their measles control goals given resource limitations. The Measles Strategic Planning tool is ready for use, loaded with country-specific data that can be updated by the user.

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Sabin at CGI

The Sabin Vaccine Institute was honored to be featured twice at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative. On Wednesday, September 23, President Clinton announced that the Global Network joined the Inter-American Development Bank in announcing their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to raise awareness and funds in support of NTD control and elimination in the Americas, supported by technical assistance from the Pan American Health Organization.

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2009 Gold Medal Awards Announcement Ceremony Coming Soon

Sabin is eagerly anticipating its upcoming announcement of this year’s Gold Medal award winners on April 28th. This special recognition has been awarded annually since 1994 and is given to a distinguished member of the research community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. Each recipient is recognized as a role model for young researchers, someone whose career has saved lives through the development and use of vaccines.

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Peter Hotez, Sabin Institute Featured in USA Today

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By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY

Even as a child, Peter Hotez held a grown-up's fascination for the tiny creatures living in the creek near his house.

Inspired by Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters, a popular book on disease detectives, Hotez persuaded his parents to buy him a microscope. He spent hours watching little animals wriggle in a glowing circle of light, and, at an age when most kids were reading The Hardy Boys, he read about parasites. His two brothers were baffled by his obsession.

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President's Perspective

Welcome to the new website of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Since its founding in 1993 our organization has been committed to reducing the suffering caused by preventable infectious and tropical diseases, and honoring the legacy of Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the discoverer of the oral polio vaccine as well as several other life-saving interventions.

Dr. Sabin once stated that “a scientist who is also a human being cannot rest while knowledge which might reduce suffering rests on the shelf.”

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