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Sabin Vaccine Institute Awarded Funding to Advance Country Ownership of Immunization

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August 25, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute announced today that it has received an award of US$468,328 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support initiatives to improve sustainable immunization financing. The project, conducted in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will support sustainable financing, planning and decision-making for immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries. The program will launch in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Kenya in 2016.

Photo: Parliamentarians from Uganda, Nepal, Congo, DRC, Senegal, Cameroon, Madagascar, Vietnam, Nigeria and Sierra Leone draft a parliamentary declaration expressing their commitment to sustainable immunization financing.

Dr. Donald “D.A.” Henderson, who led the international effort to eradicate smallpox, died August 19 at age 87. Sabin joins a global community of colleagues, health care workers, partners and admirers in celebrating the life of Dr.

Mike McQuestion, Ph.D., M.P.H., served as Director of Sabin's Sustainable Immunization Financing program from 2007-2016. Prior to his work with Sabin, Dr.

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