Op-ed written by Dr. Peter Hotez published in the Houston Chronicle: School takes on ancient scourges

Austin, Houston and San Antonio, three of the most populated cities in Texas, have something in common with the world's great population centers - Cairo, Jerusalem, Petra, Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Kathmandu, Chongqing, Wuhan and Shanghai. All are located on or close to the 30th parallel north. All, to some degree, are home to people in poverty.

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XIX Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

The XIX Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was held from July 6-8, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Experts from the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) gathered to acknowledge great strides made in vaccine development and distribution, along with discussing next steps for future success.

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Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez Calls on U.S. to Unleash "Civilian Power" in Fight to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

Last year, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton highlighted a new outlook for American diplomacy and development through strengthening “civilian power,” a group of civilian experts who pursue diplomacy and international development in hopes of solving public health, agriculture and food insecurity, and other global challenges.

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Greater R&D Funding Needed to Fight Diseases Affecting World’s Poor

Despite significant advancements in increasing distribution and development of vaccines against childhood killer diseases – including pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae Type B – global efforts to reduce the burden of infection from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has greatly lagged, argues Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) President Dr. Peter Hotez in an article for the June edition of Health Affairs.

Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros Offers A Lesson from Smallpox Eradication

Using lessons from the smallpox eradication campaign, Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros makes the case for increased contributions for immunization--in the run-up to the GAVI Alliance's pledging conference next week in London--which could save an estimated 4 million lives.

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Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez Calls on India to Address Diseases of Poor in South Asia

Using lessons from the smallpox eradication campaign, Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros makes the case for increased contributions for immunization--in the run-up to the GAVI Alliance's pledging conference next week in London--which could save an estimated 4 million lives.

The Hindu

Sabin Vaccine Institute Mourns the Passing of Founding Chairman Herman R. Shepherd

March 31, 2011

Herman R. Shepherd built a legacy around developing innovative medical technologies and reducing human suffering from vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases. A pioneer in aerosol technologies and the founding chairman of The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute, Dr. Shepherd died peacefully on March 28, 2011 from complications caused by pneumonia. He was 89 years old.

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