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.

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.

By the Dengue Vaccine Initiative

For many people throughout the world, the bite of a mosquito is nothing more than a common annoyance. But for individuals living in dengue endemic countries such an annoyance can quickly turn into a life threatening condition.
Today, Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez contributed a story to Foreign Policy about how little known neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are wreaking havoc in some of the world's wealthiest nations. This and other stories in today's News Roundup.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the London Declaration—an unprecedented pledge by a group of public and private partners to control or eliminate 10 NTDs by 2020. This includes an uptick in drug donations, research and development and bilateral support for NTD programs around the world.
Earlier this week 13 pharmaceutical companies*, together with several government and nongovernmental organizations**, pledged to find solutions to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by the year 2020. At an event in London, pharmaceutical companies committed to invest in research and development (R&D) to find new treatments for NTDs along with increasing donations of existing drugs.

Last week leaders in global health and tropical medicine convened in Philadelphia to talk about the latest scientific advances in their field as well as the current status of efforts to control tropica

This week in the Global Post, Dr. Fred Were, a pediatrician and specialist in neonatal medicine and National Chairman of the Kenya Pediatric Association (KPA), wrote about the dengue outbreak that swept his country in October. Dr.