Last week, with the battle cry “every child deserves a 5th birthday,” UNICEF and governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States convened the Child Survival Call to Action, a meeting to mobil

One year ago at the GAVI Alliance pledge conference, partners exceeded expectations by pledging $4.3 billion dollars.

The latest in the series of SIF briefings for parliamentarians in Sierra Leone took place 6th June in the Hotel Bintumani Complex in Aberdeen, just outside Freetown.

 Over the past year, there have been serious typhoid outbreaks in Indonesia, the Philippines and India. These outbreaks are in addition to the endemic typhoid burden found in throughout Southeast Asia.

During June-July, Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing Program is organizing a series of legislative workshops that will take place both at sub-regional (country clusters), national and subnational levels. Eleven SIF countries are participating.

Today, representatives at the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly gave their support to a new Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). WHA endorsement of the GVAP marks a major milestone towards universal access to immunization.

Today, the Rwandan Ministry of Health announced that they will introduce a new rotavirus vaccine nationwide.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) were on the agenda this week at the Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
A major milestone was reached when the WHA today approved a new resolution on elimination of schistosomiasis.

Dengue outbreaks occur in countries throughout the world on an all too frequent basis. One of the latest countries to experience an outbreak of the disease is the Philippines.

This month, the Sabin Vaccine Institute will begin a Phase-1 clinical trial in Washington, DC to further investigate the Na-GST-1 human hookworm vaccine candidate.

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