Sabin’s President, Dr. Peter Hotez, received the 2015 RESULTS Seeds of Hope Award on Sunday in Houston, Texas. Each year, this award honors a person in the Houston community who has made extraordinary contributions towards improving health, education or microfinance — the three pillars of RESULTS advocacy. This year’s award honored advances in Child and Maternal Health.

My role as a U.S. Science Envoy in 2015 has focused on a worrisome trend that became especially obvious following the emergence of the Ebola virus infection in West Africa last year.