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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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Vaccination: An Act of Love – Now and for the Future

Recent outbreaks of a deadly diarrheal disease in Central America have galvanized national leaders, doctors, nurses and parents, as they battle against the killer disease known as rotavirus. Though it affects rich and poor children alike, the disease causes most of its devastation in developing countries, where rotavirus strikes mainly infants and young children; each year approximately 500,000 children around the world die from the disease.

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Sabin Vaccine Institute Taps Ciro A. de Quadros, MD, MPH for International Programs Post

NEW CANAAN, CT—The Sabin Vaccine Institute has named disease eradication champion Ciro A. de Quadros, MD, MPH to lead its international programs. Dr. de Quadros is a distinguished international public health diplomat, having this year completed an eight-year term as director of the Division of Vaccines and Immunization for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Dr.

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