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.

Photo: Sabin CEO Michael W. Marine, Ambassador (Ret.), with Former President of Ghana, John Kufuor

by Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics and the University Professor of Biology at Baylor University.

Smallpox was one of the most terrifying diseases in human history. Smallpox plagued humanity for thousands of years, killing one-third of its victims and disfiguring those who survived.

By Peter Hotez

This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here.

This blog post was originally published on Making Malaria History. 
 
Anyone working in global health will say the same thing: the people impacted by

Titled, “New chapter unfolding in the fight against dengue with an unwritten ending,” the Dengue Vaccine Initiative’s (DVI) editorial just published in the October issue of Transactions

The accomplishments and work of Sabin and its three major programs — Vaccine Advocacy & Education, the Sabin Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP) and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) — are highlighted in our 2013 Annual Report.

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