On Tuesday, two of Sabin Vaccine Institute’s senior executives, Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Ciro de Quadros, were named among the “Top 50 Global Vaccine Influencers” by Vaccine Nation. Both Dr. Hotez and Dr. de Quadros have made significant contributions in global health throughout their careers and the countless lives they have touched stand as a testament to their vaccine advocacy and development efforts.
In this first study of its kind, Drs. Hotez and Lee measured the health and economic impact of Chagas disease and found that the total economic burden matches or exceeds that of many more well-known diseases such as rotavirus, Lyme disease and cervical cancer. In total, the study estimates that the global economic cost of Chagas disease exceeds USD $7 billion annually.