Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros attended this week’s Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, Washington. The theme of the 2011 conference was vaccines.

Greater R&D Funding Needed to Fight Diseases Affecting World’s Poor

Despite significant advancements in increasing distribution and development of vaccines against childhood killer diseases – including pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae Type B – global efforts to reduce the burden of infection from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has greatly lagged, argues Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) President Dr. Peter Hotez in an article for the June edition of Health Affairs.

Remember the last time you had the flu? The exhaustion, the fever, the aching body?

A key message in our Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program work is that countries need to reduce their dependencies by appropriating their routine immunization programs.

The 9th International Rotavirus Symposium brought together 365 participants from 65 countries from August 2-3, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Stephanie Bricking, Albert B. Sabin Archivist, University of Cincinnati

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