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Pictured: Dr. Jan Holmgren with his daughter, Anna, before the 2017 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award ceremony
Nearly one in six people worldwide needlessly suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), yet a tremendous need for research and development of new products to treat and protect against these debilitating diseases still exists.
Dr. Albert B. Sabin is best known for developing the oral live virus polio vaccine, but his legacy extends far beyond this single groundbreaking medical advancement.
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics and is transmitted through a simple mosquito bite.
On September 13th, the WHO South-East Asia Regional Committee announced a new commitment to eliminate measles and control rubella by 2020.