How to save two million lives
Wiping out the biggest killers of children will require co-ordinated effort in 15 interventions, from clean water to antibiotics to vaccines – not a magic bullet
By Sarah Boseley
June 21, 2011
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.
September 9, 2010
Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros issued the following statement today regarding the death of Dr. Calil K. Farhat:
March 18, 2010
Through his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget, President Barack Obama has taken a strong and positive stance in support of global efforts to eliminate the tremendous human suffering caused by infectious and neglected tropical diseases.
October 21, 2009
The Pneumococcal Council of Experts (PACE), an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, has led efforts to raise awareness of the burden of pneumococcal disease, the most common vaccine-preventable cause of death and a leading infectious killer of children worldwide.
September 22, 2008 | Listin Diario
SANTO DOMINGO.- Científicos, autoridades y diseñadores de políticas de salud pública, representantes de agencias internacionales, directivos y miembros de sociedades especializadas de pediatría, infectologia y neumología del Caribe, revisarán en el pa ís los alcances de la propagación y control de la enfermedad neumocóccica, que mata al menos 114 niños cada hora en el mundo.
Reykjavik, Iceland – Nearly 1,000 of the world’s leading experts on infectious diseases and vaccines are meeting during the 6th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-6) this week to call for renewed and urgent action by governments to protect their citizens against pneumococcal disease, a leading killer of children and adults worldwide.
Prof. Dr. Ciro A. de Quadros, co-chairman of the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), stated that there are seven children dying from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute, pointing out that the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination was effective and safe in preventing such diseases.
ISTANBUL — Having convened in the 3rd Regional Pneumococcal Symposium held in Istanbul, experts lamented the low pneumococcal awareness level and called for the pneumococcal vaccine to be covered by social health insurance. Speaking at the press conference, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan, Chairman of Turkish Association of Infectious Diseases, said that “Treatment of disease is not enough alone.