7 Feb Kampala, Uganda - Ten members of parliament (MPs) from the Ugandan National Assembly met today for a Sabin-sponsored briefing on the country's immunization financing. Following a presentation by Sabin Senior Program Officer Diana Kizza Mugenzi, participants discussed advocacy and legislative strategies and agreed to form a core group that will create a parliamentary immunization forum. The MPs will assess immunization program performance in their home districts.

Sabin receives fifth consecutive 4-star Charity Navigator rating

February 8, 2012

For the fifth year in a row, the Sabin Vaccine Institute has received Charity Navigator's highest rating, "for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency." Charity Navigator is America's premier charity evaluator, providing donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make. Charity Navigator's review of Sabin can now be viewed on their website.

 

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Harare, Zimbabwe has struggled to control an epidemic of typhoid fever that has affected the metropolitan area since October, 2011. Zimbabwe’s Health Ministry has reported 1,865 cases of typhoid fever thus far, averaging between 30 and 50 new cases per day, according to media sources. Although no deaths have been reported, the epidemic’s continued spread has had profound effects on local productivity and quality of life.
Yesterday Bill Gates released his annual letter, highlighting the philanthropic work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Organization and announcing his expectations for continued improvements in global health, agricultural research and U.S. education in the next year. Throughout the letter, Gates reiterated that innovation was the key to achieving their goals of improving the lives of people around the world.

Last week, Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) member Rob Breiman, M.D.

As mentioned in the last blog post, India has gone one full year without a single polio case, thanks in large part to an army of volunteer vaccinators that fanned o

In 1957, during a time when polio epidemics ravaged countries worldwide and many considered polio to be the world's most feared disease, Albert B. Sabin began human trials to test his live oral polio vaccine. From 1952 to 1961, the number of polio cases in the United States fell from 58,000 to 161, due in large part to Sabin's vaccine.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Public Library of Science (PLoS) are launching a new initiative to support the latest WHO World Health Report by encouraging authors to submit articles that substantiate the WHO's message, that research is essential for better

Albert B Sabin is probably best known for his work and research on the polio virus. During World War II he worked on and developed vaccines for encephalitis (sleeping sickness), sand-fly fever and dengue fever as well. It is his work into dengue fever during this time that is now having possible implications for vaccine development today — 60 years later.

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