Last May the World Health Assembly passed a ground-breaking resolution endorsing the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), a roadmap to achieve ambitious immunization goals, making this decade the “Decade of Vaccines.”
The open-access journal, PLoS NTDs, celebrated its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this great achievement, the journal compiled editorials and research papers published over the last five years to create a collection, called “The Geopolitics of NTDs.”
The collection focuses on the geographic distribution of NTDs by region to highlight the key differences as well as similarities between the diseases in different areas around the world.
June 12, 2012
At the Sabin Vaccine Institute, advocacy is big part of our business. We encourage politicians, philanthropists and the general public to expand immunization programs for vaccine-preventable diseases and increase treatment for over one billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases.
But we’re also one of the few NGOs that is leading the research and development of vaccines to prevent diseases of poverty.
January 19, 2012 | The Atlantic
By Peter Hotez and James Kazura
Jan 19 2012, 8:06 AM ET
As long as we have a military presence in areas known for infectious diseases, we have to keep researchers working on improved treatments.
August 22, 2011
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.
December 10, 2009
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).