How to Cure 1 Billion People? Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases

Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez details how 1 billion individuals suffering from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can be easily treated in “How to Cure 1 Billion People?—Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases” released today in the January 2010 issue of Scientific American.

Key Concepts discussed in the article include:

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Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative featured in Case Studies for Global Health

Sabin Vaccine’s Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative (HHVI) is one of 32 projects chosen for inclusion in Case Studies for Global Health released on November 20, 2009 by the Alliance for Case Studies for Global Health. The Alliance is a collaboration of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization's Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Global Health Progress (GHP), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

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Sabin at CGI

The Sabin Vaccine Institute was honored to be featured twice at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative. On Wednesday, September 23, President Clinton announced that the Global Network joined the Inter-American Development Bank in announcing their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to raise awareness and funds in support of NTD control and elimination in the Americas, supported by technical assistance from the Pan American Health Organization.

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Hotez: a Passion since Adolescence for Studying Neglected Tropical Diseases

Microbe Magazine

Soon after Peter Jay Hotez read Microbe Hunters, he convinced his parents to give him a microscope. By 14, he refined his career choice of microbiology to a life-long special interest in tropical diseases. At age 51, that interest continues to be a “passion.” Moreover, he considers those neglected tropical diseases “just as important as HIV/AIDS or malaria,” he says.

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New York Times: Study Shows Correlation Between HIV/Aids and Schistosomiasis

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Global Update
Parasites: Giving a Deworming Drug to Girls Could Cut H.I.V. Transmission in Africa
The New York Times

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Published: May 25, 2009
Giving an inexpensive deworming drug to millions of girls in rural Africa could substantially reduce transmission of the virus that causes AIDS, researchers say.

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The Jordan Times: Protecting children’s future with vaccines

By Ciro de Quadros and Najwa Khuri-Bulos

Every child has the right to a healthy future. Yet throughout the Middle East, vast gaps between rich nations and their less wealthy neighbours persist.

Tragically, one consequence of this inequality has become glaringly evident in the health of our children. While rich Arab states have made massive strides in improving public health, other countries still suffer from high rates of child death.

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Lancet "Viewpoint" Piece on NTDs: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases is a Low-Cost Investment to Rescue More Than One Billion People in Poverty During these Difficult Economic Times

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2009 – Leading tropical disease experts were featured in the May 2 edition of the medical journal The Lancet stressing the economic, global health and security, developmental and human rights case for investment in Neglected Tropical Disease control even in difficult economic times.

2009 Gold Medal Awards Announcement Ceremony Coming Soon

Sabin is eagerly anticipating its upcoming announcement of this year’s Gold Medal award winners on April 28th. This special recognition has been awarded annually since 1994 and is given to a distinguished member of the research community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. Each recipient is recognized as a role model for young researchers, someone whose career has saved lives through the development and use of vaccines.

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Peter Hotez, Sabin Institute Featured in USA Today

USA Today

By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY

Even as a child, Peter Hotez held a grown-up's fascination for the tiny creatures living in the creek near his house.

Inspired by Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters, a popular book on disease detectives, Hotez persuaded his parents to buy him a microscope. He spent hours watching little animals wriggle in a glowing circle of light, and, at an age when most kids were reading The Hardy Boys, he read about parasites. His two brothers were baffled by his obsession.

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President's Perspective

Welcome to the new website of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Since its founding in 1993 our organization has been committed to reducing the suffering caused by preventable infectious and tropical diseases, and honoring the legacy of Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the discoverer of the oral polio vaccine as well as several other life-saving interventions.

Dr. Sabin once stated that “a scientist who is also a human being cannot rest while knowledge which might reduce suffering rests on the shelf.”

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