When the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) begins today in Geneva, Switzerland, it will be one of historic measure. Not only because the WHA be electing a new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), but also because of its sheer scope.

For years, little was known of the typhoid burden in Africa, even though outbreaks of multi-drug resistant typhoid is becoming increasingly common. This lack of information spurred the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) through the International Vaccine Institute, a first-of-its-kind study established to shed light on true extent of the typhoid burden and multi-drug resistance distribution on the continent. The results from the TSAP, recently published in the Lancet Global Health, represent the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of typhoid in Africa and could change our understanding of the disease burden across the continent.

Vaccines are healthcare’s first line of defense. From polio to pertussis, rubella to rotavirus, vaccination has saved more lives than any other medical advance in recent history.

Dr. Jan Holmgren Receives 2017 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2017 – Tonight, the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) will honor Dr. Jan Holmgren with the 2017 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award. Dr. Holmgren will be recognized for his pioneering contributions to oral vaccine research and mucosal immunology, as well as his leadership in the discovery of the world's first effective oral cholera vaccine.

Public Health Experts Discuss Vaccines, Antibiotic Resistance and Surveillance at Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses

KAMPALA, UGANDA – April 4, 2017 – Today, the Sabin Vaccine Institute opened the 10th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses in Kampala, Uganda. Over the course of the three day conference, more than 300 experts from around the world have gathered to discuss new typhoid-related research, as well as how to turn this evidence into action in the fight against typhoid.

European Leaders Gather in Georgia for Regional Workshop on Immunization Legislation

TBILISI, GEORGIA — March 1, 2017 — Today, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Government of Georgia assembled senior officials from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova to develop legislative roadmaps that will support the sustainability of national immunization programs to protect more than 16.6 million people.

Sabin Vaccine Institute Names Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health as New President of Global Immunization

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2017 – Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), a non-profit dedicated to making life-improving vaccines more accessible, enabling innovation and expanding immunization across the globe, today announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce Gellin as President, Global Immunization. Dr. Gellin, a 15-year U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) veteran, has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the National Vaccine Program Office since 2002. Among his roles, Dr. Gellin led discussions on behalf of the United States at high-level global and domestic policy advisory groups and was responsible for developing the National Vaccine Plan, our country's blueprint for all aspects of vaccines and immunization.
03.01.17 to 03.02.17
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia

The International Association of Immunization Managers Hosts Discussions on Vaccine Confidence During Regional Meeting

Madrid, Spain — February 1, 2017 — Today, the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM), based at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), began its first-ever regional meeting for members from the Americas and Europe. Immunization experts from around the world have gathered to discuss vaccine acceptance and demand, as well as how to measure vaccine knowledge and perceptions, over the course of the two-day conference.

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