World Pneumonia Day

The fourth annual World Pneumonia Day was held on November 12, 2012. World Pneumonia Day was launched in 2009 by a broad coalition of public and nonprofit organizations—including the Sabin Vaccine Institute and PACE—to mobilize efforts to fight a neglected disease that kills more than two million children under age five every year.

Call to Action

Pneumococcal disease kills 1.6 million people each year – including 800,000 children under the age of five - and is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Vaccines are available now to safely and effectively protect children and adults against most pneumococcal infections. With increased awareness about this disease, and a commitment to purchase and deliver pneumococcal vaccines to children around the globe, we can save an estimated 5.4 million children’s lives by 2030. 

Rotavirus Symposia

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal hospitalizations and deaths among children worldwide, killing more than 200,000 children under five each year. Two vaccines were recently introduced to the market, but their introduction in countries lags, as does awareness of the true burden of the disease. Since 2004, Sabin, in collaboration with various rotavirus stakeholders, has organized the International Rotavirus Symposium series to bring together scientists, policy makers and other key stakeholders in order to share knowledge and raise the profile of this deadly disease.

Pneumococcal Symposia

Pneumococcal disease is a deadly infectious disease that kills 1.6 million people each year, including 800,000 children under age five. Global awareness of this deadly disease, however, remains low. Sabin convenes the world’s leading experts in epidemiology and other key public health professionals at regional and country-level symposia, including the Regional Pneumococcal Symposium. Developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.S.

Vaccinology Course

In recent years mass vaccination campaigns in Latin America have resulted in significant progress in improving health throughout the region, including the eradication and elimination of polio, measles and rubella in the Americas.  Many countries are looking to expand vaccination coverage and introduce new vaccines, such as those against hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib), rotavirus, human papilloma virus (HPV) and pneumococcal disease.  But as more vaccines become available, it becomes increasingly important to understand the current guidelines and recommendations re

ACIP Chairs and EPI Managers

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a group of 15 immunization experts who assist in determining vaccination recommendations for the United States.  Based on their own knowledge, as well as research results, committee recommendations, cost-effective analyses and a range of other information, the ACIP recommends which vaccines should be used, which populations should be vaccinated, and how frequently the vaccinations should be administered

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