Nearly one in six people worldwide needlessly suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), yet a tremendous need for research and development of new products to treat and protect against these debilitating diseases still exists.

Michael Posner Joins Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, DC – October 21, 2013 – The Sabin Vaccine Institute today announced the election to its Board of Trustees of Michael H. Posner, Professor of Business and Society at New York University’s Stern School of Business. For more than three decades, Mr. Posner has advanced the causes of inclusive global human rights, dignity, freedom and justice.

Dr. Albert B. Sabin is best known for developing the oral live virus polio vaccine, but his legacy extends far beyond this single groundbreaking medical advancement.

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics and is transmitted through a simple mosquito bite.

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