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

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.

As 2016 has come to a close, our team at the Coalition against Typhoid would like to take a moment to reflect on this busy year. It was a year that illustrated, more clearly than ever, that typhoid is a continuing and major threat to millions around the world. Over the course of 2016, an estimated 21 million people – most of them children – suffered from typhoid. Of these, 220,000 died of the disease. We saw typhoid outbreaks in Malawi, Fiji, Zimbabwe and other countries. In endemic countries like India and Nepal, the monsoon season worsened the impact of this disease. In 2016, typhoid struck at ordinary places like schools and weddings, and also at the most vulnerable places, such as refugee camps, reminding us that this disease doesn’t discriminate.

Dr. Ben Anyene has the daunting job of helping the Nigerian government find ways to pay for the immunization of the 5.3 million children born in the country each year. Dr.

09.07.16 to 09.09.16
Melbourne, Australia

Experts Gather to Honor a Decade of Progress to End Child Deaths from Rotavirus

Melbourne, Australia — September 7, 2016 — Beginning today, the 12th International Rotavirus Symposium will bring together hundreds of stakeholders from over 50 countries to provide an update on new data and research that will inform public health agendas related to prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis, the leading cause of severe diarrhea in children worldwide.

It takes more than a vaccine to make a successful immunization program. This World Immunization Week, we are taking a look at some of the factors that contribute to effective immunization programs.