The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has released its 2015 report assessing progress on immunization around the world.

As countries around the world expand their immunization programs to reach more children and to incorporate new and under-utilized vaccines, high implementation costs often exceed public immunization budgets.

Americans have forgotten our fear of polio. We think of it as a disease of our parents’ generation; a bygone threat. America has not seen a case of wild poliovirus since 1979.

Sabin’s President, Dr. Peter Hotez, received the 2015 RESULTS Seeds of Hope Award on Sunday in Houston, Texas. Each year, this award honors a person in the Houston community who has made extraordinary contributions towards improving health, education or microfinance — the three pillars of RESULTS advocacy. This year’s award honored advances in Child and Maternal Health.
Global Communities had spent four years building access to safe sanitation in Liberia when the Ebola epidemic struck and revealed a surprising impact.

My role as a U.S. Science Envoy in 2015 has focused on a worrisome trend that became especially obvious following the emergence of the Ebola virus infection in West Africa last year.

On October 13, Mike McQuestion, Director of Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) program, spoke to officials in the parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, lauding the country’s impressive performance on immunization and calling for other countries to follow its example.

During the month of October, END7 student supporters are celebrating NTD Success Stories — spreading the exciting news that many countries around the world have already made incredible progress towards the control and elimination of some NTDs. In recent weeks, there have been many new successes to celebrate.
Dr. Sazaly has been involved with dengue research for over 20 years and has also maintained strong research interest in emerging infectious diseases. His interest in dengue, in particular, is rooted in its knowledge gaps: “it is a fascinating disease needing a lot more research to take on.” In an interview with DVI, Dr. Sazaly shares more on his views of dengue prevention and control and needs in the dengue research field.

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