A new online tool for Strategic Planning for Measles Control

The Advanced Immunization Management (AIM) e-Learning website has recently launched a new module to support the World Health Organization's computer-based Measles Strategic Planning (MSP) tool. The MSP was developed to help countries develop measles vaccination strategies to meet their measles control goals given resource limitations. The Measles Strategic Planning tool is ready for use, loaded with country-specific data that can be updated by the user.

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Sabin at CGI

The Sabin Vaccine Institute was honored to be featured twice at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative. On Wednesday, September 23, President Clinton announced that the Global Network joined the Inter-American Development Bank in announcing their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to raise awareness and funds in support of NTD control and elimination in the Americas, supported by technical assistance from the Pan American Health Organization.

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Progress review of fight against vaccine-preventable diseases

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, the Sabin Executive Vice-President, recently chaired the meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting on vaccine-preventable diseases. The meeting focused on the progress made in combating vaccinte preventable diseases such as pneumococcal and rotavirus in the region of the Americas. It also examined the emerging threat faced by the H1N1 (swine flu) virus and other issues related to the control and eradication of vaccine preventable diseases.

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Hotez: a Passion since Adolescence for Studying Neglected Tropical Diseases

Microbe Magazine

Soon after Peter Jay Hotez read Microbe Hunters, he convinced his parents to give him a microscope. By 14, he refined his career choice of microbiology to a life-long special interest in tropical diseases. At age 51, that interest continues to be a “passion.” Moreover, he considers those neglected tropical diseases “just as important as HIV/AIDS or malaria,” he says.

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