09.07.16 to 09.09.16
Melbourne, Australia
Why is the financing of immunization something to be concerned about now?
It costs approximately $60 to fully vaccinate a child. That’s way more than the poorest countries can afford.

Sabin Vaccine Institute Partners with King Saud University to Build Vaccine Research and Development Capacity in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 22, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute is partnering with King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to advance vaccine research and development capacity in the Middle East and North Africa. As part of the new $6.6 million agreement, Saudi scientists will receive technical training in vaccine development at the Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP) laboratories in Houston, Texas.

Immunization is one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives – preventing over 2 million child deaths each year.

In 2014, 115,000 children died from Measles. That’s 13 children every hour, mostly under 5 years old, losing their lives to a vaccine-preventable disease.

Last year, the leaders of some of the wealthiest nations pledged help control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.

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