Michael Posner Joins Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, DC – October 21, 2013 – The Sabin Vaccine Institute today announced the election to its Board of Trustees of Michael H. Posner, Professor of Business and Society at New York University’s Stern School of Business. For more than three decades, Mr. Posner has advanced the causes of inclusive global human rights, dignity, freedom and justice.

Dr. Albert B. Sabin is best known for developing the oral live virus polio vaccine, but his legacy extends far beyond this single groundbreaking medical advancement.

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics and is transmitted through a simple mosquito bite.

Indonesia

 

Health system and EPI Program

Indonesia launched its national immunization program in 1977. The program progressed steadily. The country has been polio-free since 2006. Maternal and neonatal tetanus has been eliminated from 87% of the country.  Measles is targeted for elimination by 2018, rubella by 2020. The Ministry of Health has set a target of 100% full immunization coverage by 2014, a target all but 1% of jurisdictions have achieved. WHO and UNICEF estimate that 81% of children were fully immunized in 2012.

On September 13th, the WHO South-East Asia Regional Committee announced a new commitment to eliminate measles and control rubella by 2020.

Sabin is happy to announce the arrival of our 2012 Annual Report, featuring highlights from our three programs – Vaccine Advocacy and Education, The

At Sabin’s Second Sustainable Immunization Financing Colloquium, held in Dakar, Senegal on 5-6 August, 2013, we had the chance to get a few thoughts from Zangad Bayanselenge, Member of the Great State of Hural and Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Scien

Country Laws and Regulations Related to Immunization

SIF countries: 
  • Cambodia (Draft Act on Immunization, July 2013)
  • Kenya (Draft Immunization Law 1; Drfat Immunization Law (1b))
  • Liberia (Amendment to the Public Health Act, Children’s Law)
  • Mongolia (Drugs Act, Public Procurement Act, Health Act, Immunization Law, Law on Government Special Funds, Government Regulation No 67 (Procedure of National Immunization Fund)
  • Nepal ( Draft Immunization Law, Draft Immunization Fund Regulation) 
  • Sri Lanka (Draft National Immunization Policy)
  • Uganda (Draft Immunization Bill)
  • Vietnam (La

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