Statement from Sabin Vaccine Institute on the Passing of Honorable Richard C. Holbrooke

The Sabin Vaccine Institute expresses its deepest condolences to family, friends and colleagues of the Honorable Richard C. Holbrooke, who died yesterday.

Ambassador Holbrooke, a diplomat, AIDS activist, and public servant, was the recipient of Sabin’s 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership and dedication to securing adequate healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable populations. He clearly recognized the strong relationship between science, medicine and diplomacy for the benefit of humanity.

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Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros to Help Shape Global Vaccine Action Plan

Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros will serve on the steering committee of a recently launched “Decade of Vaccines Collaboration.”

In this role, Dr. de Quadros will provide oversight for the development of an action plan that will increase the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving vaccines to the most vulnerable populations over the next decade.

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Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez Calls for a Renewed Look at Cholera Vaccine Stockpiles

Recent events in Haiti illustrate the urgent need for countries to stockpile and distribute cholera vaccines says Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez in a new commentary published by the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “A National Cholera Vaccine Stockpile – A New Humanitarian and Diplomatic Resource.”

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