Dr. In-Kyu Yoon Appointed as Director of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – July 24, 2015 – The Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) a consortium comprised of the International Vaccine Institute, the Johns Hopkins University’s International Vaccine Access Center, Sabin Vaccine Institute and the World Health Organization, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. In-Kyu Yoon as its new Director. Dr. Yoon, former Chief of the Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute Medical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand, will lead DVI starting August, 2015.

Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Sm-TSP-2 Schistosomiasis Vaccine Begins

WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 3, 2015 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP) today released an update on a Phase 1 clinical trial of its vaccine candidate to prevent intestinal schistosomiasis, Sm-TSP-2/Alhydrogel®. Schistosomiasis is one of the most pervasive neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting the world’s poorest communities. The Sabin PDP is based at the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas.

9th International Conference on Typhoid, Invasive NTS Disease Held in Bali, Indonesia

BALI, INDONESIA — May 1, 2015 —The Coalition against Typhoid (CaT), in collaboration with Bio Farma, began the 9th International Conference on Typhoid and Invasive NTS Disease in Bali, Indonesia, with more than 200 public health experts from around the world in attendance. Over the next three days, they will discuss strategies to combat typhoid and invasive non-typhoidal salmonella (iNTS) disease. Experts will present their research on disease burdens, the cost effectiveness of intervention strategies and global policy recommendations for invasive salmonelloses.