Al Jazeera Lifelines, a project which is profiling past and current global health workers who go above and beyond their duties, featured Dr. Albert Sabin last week as a Health Hero.
Founded on the legacy of Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the Sabin Vaccine Institute works to reduce needless human suffering from vaccine-preventable and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Dr. Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993), best known as the man who developed the oral live polio vaccine, not only dedicated his entire professional career to the elimination of human suffering though his groundbreaking medical advances, he also waged a tireless campaign against poverty and ignorance throughout his lifetime.
The Lifelines project highlights global health success stories and the health workers who dedicate their lives to controlling and eliminating diseases and conditions that affect the world’s most vulnerable people — including malaria, polio, leprosy, schistosomiasis, Guinea worm, river blindness and trachoma.
The success stories highlighted by Al Jazeera Lifelines, both online and on TV, stretch from the Philippines to Pakistan, Uganda to South Sudan and India to Senegal.
Take a look at Al Jazeera Lifeline’s Facebook page to meet more Health Heroes working around the world to help end the burden of preventable diseases.