New typhoid conjugate vaccines offer important advantages over prior vaccines, including the ability to protect young children, longer lasting protection, and the potential to be a part of routine immunization of infants.

This past weekend, leaders of the world’s major economies gathered in Hamburg, Germany, for this year’s G20 Summit. Among the issues on the agenda: safeguarding against health crises and strengthening health systems.

An estimated two billion people lack the medicines they need. The 2016 Access to Medicines Index analyzes pharmaceutical companies’ efforts to improve access to medicines, vaccines and diagnostics for low- and middle-income countries.

Sabin Vaccine Institute President Dr. Peter Hotez gave the keynote address on NTDs at the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers’ XXXI International Conference, focused on NTDs and rare diseases.

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