Sabin Receives $150,000 Grant to Strategize for Introduction and Sustainable Use of Vaccines in Developing Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 7, 2005 – The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), a leader in promoting the development and use of safe and effective vaccines to prevent disease, announced receipt of a grant of $150,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the sponsorship of a vaccine policy colloquium to be held at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York, October 19-21, 2005.

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Vaccine Developer Albert Z. Kapikian, MD, Awarded the Sabin Gold Medal

NEW CANAAN, CT— Albert Z. Kapikian, MD, physician, medical pioneer and viral diseases researcher, received the prestigious Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal at a ceremony on May 10, 2005. Kapikian is the 13th recipient of this recognition, awarded annually by the Sabin Vaccine Institute to honor achievements by vaccinologists and infectious disease experts.

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Vaccination: An Act of Love – Now and for the Future

Recent outbreaks of a deadly diarrheal disease in Central America have galvanized national leaders, doctors, nurses and parents, as they battle against the killer disease known as rotavirus. Though it affects rich and poor children alike, the disease causes most of its devastation in developing countries, where rotavirus strikes mainly infants and young children; each year approximately 500,000 children around the world die from the disease.

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