In celebration of twenty years since its founding, the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) will bring together top leaders in the global health community for its 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium o

Nearly one in six people worldwide needlessly suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), yet a tremendous need for research and development of new products to treat and protect against these debilitating diseases still exists.

By: Alexa Bednarz

This post was originally published on the Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog. 

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is excited to join countries around the world to celebrate World Immunization Week 2013.

Vaccines can help keep children healthy and protect families in the developing world from slipping into poverty, according to Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership focused on saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.

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