The London conference on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) held in January was a seminal moment in the global fight against a group of diseases which are often overshadowed in the global health agenda by HIV, malaria and TB.
Dr. Mark Laforce, Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award recipient in 2012, and director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project, recently spoke about the successes of the new MenAfriVac vaccine during a National Institutes of Health presentation.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute recognizes Dr. Uche Veronica Amazigo, former Director of WHO’s African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), for receiving the Prince Mahidol Award 2012. Dr. Amazigo is a champion for NTD control and elimination in Africa.
As a result of immigrations, the United States is also affected by Chagas disease.