Cervical cancer, which can be prevented by a vaccine or detected early by Pap smears, kills 33,000 women in Latin America and the Caribbean a year, according to a new study.
A vaccine that fights pneumonia and other diseases could save the lives of thousands of children each year in Latin America, but high costs have kept it from those who need it, a researcher told a congress of health professionals Thursday.
NEW CANAAN, CT, January 17, 2006—The Board of Trustees of the Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) announced the appointment of Ciro de Quadros, MD, MPH as interim president and CEO of the Washington, DC- based non-profit organization. For the past three years, de Quadros served as director of international programs for the Sabin, leading initiatives to improve children’s health through rotavirus and rubella immunization in Latin America.
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.
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.