WHO report says pneumococcal immunization plays role in reducing childhood deaths

The Pneumococcal Council of Experts (PACE), an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, has led efforts to raise awareness of the burden of pneumococcal disease, the most common vaccine-preventable cause of death and a leading infectious killer of children worldwide.

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The Sabin Vaccine Institute was honored to be featured twice at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative. On Wednesday, September 23, President Clinton announced that the Global Network joined the Inter-American Development Bank in announcing their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to raise awareness and funds in support of NTD control and elimination in the Americas, supported by technical assistance from the Pan American Health Organization.

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Progress review of fight against vaccine-preventable diseases

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, the Sabin Executive Vice-President, recently chaired the meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting on vaccine-preventable diseases. The meeting focused on the progress made in combating vaccinte preventable diseases such as pneumococcal and rotavirus in the region of the Americas. It also examined the emerging threat faced by the H1N1 (swine flu) virus and other issues related to the control and eradication of vaccine preventable diseases.

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The Jordan Times: Protecting children’s future with vaccines

By Ciro de Quadros and Najwa Khuri-Bulos

Every child has the right to a healthy future. Yet throughout the Middle East, vast gaps between rich nations and their less wealthy neighbours persist.

Tragically, one consequence of this inequality has become glaringly evident in the health of our children. While rich Arab states have made massive strides in improving public health, other countries still suffer from high rates of child death.

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2009 Gold Medal Awards Announcement Ceremony Coming Soon

Sabin is eagerly anticipating its upcoming announcement of this year’s Gold Medal award winners on April 28th. This special recognition has been awarded annually since 1994 and is given to a distinguished member of the research community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. Each recipient is recognized as a role model for young researchers, someone whose career has saved lives through the development and use of vaccines.

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