This past weekend, leaders of the world’s major economies gathered in Hamburg, Germany, for this year’s G20 Summit. Among the issues on the agenda: safeguarding against health crises and strengthening health systems.

Global health research and development has a multiplier effect. It not only saves and improves lives, but also creates cost savings, drives economic growth and enhances global security.

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.

While investments in biomedical R&D have led to tremendous scientific breakthroughs and health improvements in the modern era, the benefits have been shared unevenly.

An estimated two billion people lack the medicines they need. The 2016 Access to Medicines Index analyzes pharmaceutical companies’ efforts to improve access to medicines, vaccines and diagnostics for low- and middle-income countries.

More than two billion people lack access to necessary medicines. High costs and limited health care infrastructure prevent many people from benefiting from recent medical advancements, leaving populations at risk of preventable diseases.

Sabin Vaccine Institute Joins Coalition Dedicated to Preventing Future Epidemics

Geneva, Switzerland – November 18, 2016 – Today, the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) begins its formal membership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), as global health leaders gather in Geneva, Switzerland for the first meeting of CEPI’s Joint Coordination Group (JCG).

What the poor suffer from most happens in developed countries

While rarely talked about, Neglected Tropical Diseases are the most widespread ailment among the world's poorest of the poor – yet also ironically the most prevalent in top global economies, experts say.

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are “the most important diseases you've never heard of. These are the most common afflictions of the world's poor,” Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, told CNA Nov. 11.

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Pope Francis, Sabin President Discuss Goals of the Catholic Church during Conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Vatican City – November 10, 2016 –Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and director of the Sabin Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP), today will help kick off the first-ever Vatican conference on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and rare diseases with a keynote address.

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