11.03.15 to 11.04.15
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Global Initiative to Advance Onchocerciasis Vaccine Development for Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 11, 2015 – The Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP) has joined The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa (TOVA) Initiative, which was established this year to develop and test a vaccine for onchocerciasis. Also known as river blindness, onchocerciasis infects an estimated 17 million people, with more than 99 percent of these cases spread throughout 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 169 million people are at risk of contracting this disease.

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