Yesterday on Forbes, Matthew Herper wrote about an impressive infographic which illustrates the impact vaccines have had on reducing the burden of disease in the United States. Zero cases of polio and smallpox, down from 16,000 and 29,000 cases earlier in the twentieth century. The number of measles cases has been reduced to 61, down from more than half a million in less than a century's time.

Vaccine Advocacy and Education

The Vaccine Advocacy and Education program at Sabin is dedicated to reducing the burden of preventable diseases by bringing together key stakeholders and leaders in government, private sector and civil society in order to foster cooperation, share information and best practices, and develop improved vaccine policy and access.

William Foege, M.D., was among 13 individuals who were last week named recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Dr. de Quadros and Hotez featured in Vaccine special supplement!

We are pleased to announce that Sabin executive vice president, Ciro de Quadros, M.D., M.P.H., has been awarded the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Development Cooperation, an international distinction of the highest level. Dr.

XIX Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

The XIX Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was held from July 6-8, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Experts from the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) gathered to acknowledge great strides made in vaccine development and distribution, along with discussing next steps for future success.

Sabin, PAHO, WHO,

Smallpox Eradication Taught Us How to Fight Polio: Now We Need to Win the Battle

Dr. Tadataka Tachi Yamada, President of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a featured speaker at the 2010 smallpox eradication symposium being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 24-27. Below, he details how the lessons learned from smallpox eradication can be applied to the elimination of polio.

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