SIF Sabin is currently hosting a peer exchange between Cameroon and DRC  in Yaounde this week.  SIF SPOs Helene Mambu-ma-Disu and Jonas Mbwangue are working together to host MPs through a planned series of activities intended to inform policymakers from both countries on various recommendat

From all implemented health interventions in Cameroon, immunization has been one of the most effective and most economical. It has eradicated smallpox, reduced by 99% to date the national incidence of poliomyelitis, and dramatically lowered morbidity, disability and death from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and measles.

New Sources of Funding Needed to Control and Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

An editorial published by Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez today in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Diseases, calls on the G8, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and neglected tropical disease (NTDs) endemic countries, such as Nigeria and Indonesia, to fund global NTD control efforts.

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The 27 Aug 2010 Awareness Times of Sierra Leone writes a brief entitled Two Return from Rotavirus Symposium, about Senior Program Officer Cliff Kamara and Dr.

Smallpox Eradication Taught Us How to Fight Polio: Now We Need to Win the Battle

Dr. Tadataka Tachi Yamada, President of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a featured speaker at the 2010 smallpox eradication symposium being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 24-27. Below, he details how the lessons learned from smallpox eradication can be applied to the elimination of polio.

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I am wrapping up my week long visit to Liberia. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare here is decentralizing, and this entails strengthening planning and budgeting in the country’s 15 counties, as well as allocation of funds to the County Health and Social Welfare Teams.

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