With just under two months until Election Day, this year’s presidential candidates are in full campaign mode, crisscrossing the country to reach as many voters as possible before they head to the polls on November 8. The candidates have long detailed their positions on major issues such as the economy, foreign policy and healthcare, but numerous policies are still under development – including many surrounding today’s most important science-based issues.
The annual meeting of the Health Ministers from the Group of 7 (G7) countries took place from September 11-12, 2016, in Kobe, Japan. The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) was pleased to see the G7 Health Ministers Kobe Communiqué reiterate a continued emphasis on strengthening efforts to control infectious diseases through international cooperation. As the Health Ministers concluded, “Health is the foundation of human security…We are determined to commit to a healthier world, where all people can receive the basic quality services they need, and are protected from public health threats.”