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Sabin President and Director of Sabin Product Development Partnership (PDP), Dr. Peter Hotez discusses plan to prevent epidemics in response to the recent Ebola crisis. 

"The Ebola crisis really highlighted what happens when you have a disease for which the vaccine technology is available, but you have a market failure because there was no incentive for the big pharmaceutical companies to get involved," he said. 

Dr. Hotez is developing a plan to establish vaccine-producing laboratories in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Morocco, all of which have the necessary components for an effective progrom: stable government, biotechnology abilities, political will, and economic force. 

 

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