Michael Posner Joins Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, DC – October 21, 2013 – The Sabin Vaccine Institute today announced the election to its Board of Trustees of Michael H. Posner, Professor of Business and Society at New York University’s Stern School of Business. For more than three decades, Mr. Posner has advanced the causes of inclusive global human rights, dignity, freedom and justice.

Dr. Albert B. Sabin is best known for developing the oral live virus polio vaccine, but his legacy extends far beyond this single groundbreaking medical advancement.

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics and is transmitted through a simple mosquito bite.

Indonesia

Indonesia is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation and expenditure tracking. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Indonesia in July 2013.

Immunization Program Structure

Indonesia’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the Immunization and Quarantine Directorate, Division of Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health (MOH).

On September 13th, the WHO South-East Asia Regional Committee announced a new commitment to eliminate measles and control rubella by 2020.

Sabin is happy to announce the arrival of our 2012 Annual Report, featuring highlights from our three programs – Vaccine Advocacy and Education, The Sabin Product Development Partnership, and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

At Sabin’s Second Sustainable Immunization Financing Colloquium, held in Dakar, Senegal on 5-6 August, 2013, we had the chance to get a few thoughts from Zangad Bayanselenge, Member of the Great State of Hural and Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Scien

Country Laws and Regulations Related to Immunization

SIF countries: 
  • Cambodia (Draft Act on Immunization, July 2013)
  • Kenya (Draft Immunization Law 1; Drfat Immunization Law (1b))
  • Liberia (Amendment to the Public Health Act, Children’s Law)
  • Mongolia (Drugs Act, Public Procurement Act, Health Act, Immunization Law, Law on Government Special Funds, Government Regulation No 67 (Procedure of National Immunization Fund)
  • Nepal ( Draft Immunization Law, Draft Immunization Fund Regulation) 
  • Sri Lanka (Draft National Immunization Policy)
  • Uganda (Draft Immunization Bill)
  • Vietnam (La

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