June 12, 2012

At the Sabin Vaccine Institute, advocacy is big part of our business. We encourage politicians, philanthropists and the general public to expand immunization programs for vaccine-preventable diseases and increase treatment for over one billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases.

But we’re also one of the few NGOs that is leading the research and development of vaccines to prevent diseases of poverty.

Thanks to your support, this year we propelled our human hookworm vaccine project into the Phase 1 clinical trials stage – a big step that is bringing us closer to preventing more than 500 million people around the world from becoming infected with this debilitating parasite.

We also kicked off new research and development projects that may prove to be game changers for three other diseases -- Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) -- that largely affect millions of the world’s poorest people.

As we expand the number of vaccine products in our development pipeline, we need more help from supporters like you.

For as little as $25, you can play a major part in developing vaccines for communities in need. Please consider joining us in this effort by donating today.

Thank you for helping us in making our world a safer and healthier place to live.