As the prominence of dengue grows, the need for an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of the burden of disease becomes more and more important. For dengue, this means not just mortality but also morbidity; the true cost of the disease lies not just in the lives lost, but in the burden placed on health systems, the days of work missed, and other harder to calculate figures.
The Gates Foundation recognized Sabin senior program officer Dr. Hélène Mambu-ma-Disu in particular for her work in establishing sustainable immunization financing in African countries.
03.05.13 to 03.06.13
São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Peter Hotez to Deliver 2013 Packard Lecture

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has announced that Dr. Peter Hotez will deliver the 2013 David Packard Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), on March 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. The annual Packard Lecture, hosted by USU’s Faculty Senate, is the university’s most prestigious lectureship.

The full press release is also available here.

 

A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?

 

On February 28 Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez published a new editorial in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseaseentitled, “A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?

In the article, Dr. Hotez and his author, Dr. Dorina Papageorgiou of BCM discuss an opportunity to build a new scientific institution for neglected infections of poverty strategically located in Greece, the geographic center of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg: Our Plan to Eradicate PolioWall Street Journal

Over the past decade, the international focus on investing in research to control and eliminate the spread of diseases has significantly increased. As vaccines continue to develop, it’s vital to simultaneously seek optimal storage solutions to avoid wastage.

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