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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Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly focuses on universal coverage of healthcare

May 22, 2012

This week health ministers from around the world are meeting at the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly (WHA) to discuss health issues that impact people everywhere. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan opened the meeting on Monday by calling for universal health coverage.

“Universal health coverage is the best way to cement the gains made during the previous decade. It is the ultimate expression of fairness. This is the anchor for the work of WHO as we move forward,” said Dr. Chan.

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Dengue outbreaks occur in countries throughout the world on an all too frequent basis. One of the latest countries to experience an outbreak of the disease is the Philippines.

For the past week, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases have been working with a group of organizations to raise awareness of specific issues - such a

Drs. Mistry and de Quadros contribute to Huffington Post G8 series

May 15, 2012 | Huffington Post

For the past week, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases have been working with a group of organizations to raise awareness of specific issues - such as global health, nutrition, the environment and corruption – in advance of the G8.

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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.

William Foege, M.D., was among 13 individuals who were last week named recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

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

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