The XIX Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was held from July 6-8, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Experts from the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) gathered to acknowledge great strides made in vaccine development and distribution, along with discussing next steps for future success.

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, Chair of the PAHO/WHO Technical Advisory Group of Vaccine-preventable diseases, and Executive Vice President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute was presented an award from the Argentina Ministry of Health. The award presented by Argentinean Minister of Health Juan Manzur was to recognize Dr. de Quadros’ long commitment to global health and his work in the field of vaccines.
 
“The Americas is the first region in the world to eradicate smallpox and eliminate polio, rubella, congenital rubella, and measles,” states Dr. de Quadros, “ and it is also the leader in introducing the rotavirus, pneumonia, and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.”
 
Click here to read the full press release in Spanish. Streaming video of the XIX TAG meeting can also be found here.