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.

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