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By Peter Hotez
This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here.
Tomorrow over 200 million people in over 100 countries will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.
Sabin Vaccine Institute President Dr. Peter Hotez is leading the research at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to develop the first-ever vaccine for Chagas disease.
"It was safer. It was more effective, conferring immunity that might last a lifetime.
Since late 2008, the Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program has been operating in twelve African, and three Asian pilot countries.