Dr. Ciro de Quadros appointed to Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Collaboration leadership

Today the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Collaboration announced that Sabin executive vice president Dr. Ciro de Quadros was appointed to the important leadership position of co-chair of the DoV Steering Committee. In line with Sabin's own mission, the purpose of the DoV is to extend the full benefits of immunization to all people, regardless of where they live.

2012 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award Call for Nominations

November 30, 2011

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is honored to invite you to nominate a distinguished colleague for the 2012 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award.

How to Nominate Your Distinguished Colleague

In order to nominate your colleague for the Gold Medal Award, provide a one-page explanation of the nominee’s most important vaccine research or advocacy contributions and why you believe they are particularly important. Please submit your nomination no later than Friday, December 16, 2011 to the following address:

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Global Network featured on AllAfrica.com

November 16, 2011 | AllAfrica.com

In their news story "Kenya: Nation Setting Sights on Elimating Blinding Disease," AllAfrica.com discusses NTD elimination programs in Kenya and includes several mentions of the Global Network. AllAfrica.com is the largest online distributor of Africa-focused news. Below is a clip that includes a quote by Global Network's managing director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry.

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Exclusive interview with Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

November 15, 2011 | Africa News Analysis (ANA)

By Musah Ibrahim Musah

“Addressing NTDs improves productivity and contribute to broader economic growth and prosperity of countries”

- says Dr Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases in an exclusive interview with ANA’s Musah Ibrahim Musah in Berlin, Germany.

Excerpts follow:

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Op-ed by Dr. Ciro de Quadros- World Pneumonia Day: Past lessons, future progress

November 10, 2011 | GlobalPost

Past lessons, future progress
A guest post by Dr. de Quadros of the Sabin Vaccine Institute on treating pneumonia today

When I think of my early days as the chief medical officer at a small clinic in the Brazilian Amazon, I marvel at how much has been achieved. In the early 1960s, smallpox devastated the lives of families throughout my country, and indeed the world. Similarly, polio inspired widespread panic and fear of life-altering paralysis, especially in the summer when outbreaks were common.

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