Similar to the Neglected Tropical Diseases (or NTDs) that plague developing nations, neglected infections of poverty exist in the United States and are impairing the physical, emotional and mental development of African American and Hispanic children nationwide. In the June 2008 edition of Public Library of Science’ Neglected Tropical Diseases journal, Dr.
Tommy Thompson – A New Global Ambassador
Immunization programs save hundreds of thousands of lives in the developing world, and the introduction of new vaccines will save millions more. As new, more expensive vaccines enter the global market, however, many developing countries are struggling to finance their immunization programs. To address this growing challenge, the Sabin Vaccine Institute has launched its latest initiative: the Advocacy Project for Sustainable Immunization Financing.
In-line with its 15-year tradition of recognizing exemplary research, on May 6, 2008, Sabin Vaccine Institute recognized two extraordinary women for their leadership in vaccinology and public health.
July 16, 2008
Neglected Diseases of Poverty, More Than Just a Developing Nation Problem