Progress Toward Rubella Elimination and CRS Prevention in Europe Proceedings

Progress Toward Rubella Elimination and CRS prevention in Europe was held 8-10 February, 2012 in Rome, Italy. Over 150 people from 47 countries came together to review the latest developments in the fight against rubella and CRS in Europe. A special session on measles was also convened to review the numerous overlaps in these two areas. Proceedings are now available for download above.

By Jonas Mbwangue
Senior Program Officer, SIF Program

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.

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