Each year, the Sabin Vaccine Institute awards the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award to an individual or small team that has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field.

Experts in Dengue Control Form New Alliance to Bridge Vaccine and Vector Approaches and Expand Efforts to Zika and other Aedes-Transmitted Diseases

Mexico City, Mexico – August 31, 2016 – Today, four leading institutions at the forefront of dengue prevention and control—the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) of the Johns Hopkins University, the Partnership for Dengue Control Foundation (PDC) and the Sabin Vaccine Institute—announced a new global alliance to integrate approaches to fight dengue and other Aedes-transmitted diseases under one strategic umbrella. Named the Global Dengue and Aedes-transmitted Diseases Consortium (GDAC), this new partnership will expand its expertise in dengue to other Aedes-transmitted diseases including Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever, responding to the urgent need for coordination in the currently fragmented efforts to control the diseases transmitted by one of the world's most dangerous animals—the Aedes mosquito.

Every year from July to September across South Asia, the monsoon ushers in rain that boosts the growth of crops and powers the hydroelectric dams.

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.

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