September 23, 2008
September 22, 2008 | Listin Diario
SANTO DOMINGO.- Científicos, autoridades y diseñadores de políticas de salud pública, representantes de agencias internacionales, directivos y miembros de sociedades especializadas de pediatría, infectologia y neumología del Caribe, revisarán en el pa ís los alcances de la propagación y control de la enfermedad neumocóccica, que mata al menos 114 niños cada hora en el mundo.
Similar to the Neglected Tropical Diseases (or NTDs) that plague developing nations, neglected infections of poverty exist in the United States and are impairing the physical, emotional and mental development of African American and Hispanic children nationwide. In the June 2008 edition of Public Library of Science’ Neglected Tropical Diseases journal, Dr.
Tommy Thompson – A New Global Ambassador
Immunization programs save hundreds of thousands of lives in the developing world, and the introduction of new vaccines will save millions more. As new, more expensive vaccines enter the global market, however, many developing countries are struggling to finance their immunization programs. To address this growing challenge, the Sabin Vaccine Institute has launched its latest initiative: the Advocacy Project for Sustainable Immunization Financing.
In-line with its 15-year tradition of recognizing exemplary research, on May 6, 2008, Sabin Vaccine Institute recognized two extraordinary women for their leadership in vaccinology and public health.
July 16, 2008
Neglected Diseases of Poverty, More Than Just a Developing Nation Problem
Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) is the second most lethal parasitic worm disease, infecting approximately 207 million people and causing 280,000 deaths annually worldwide. Thanks to generous donations from Mort and Chris Hyman and Mr. Len Blavatnik, trustee at the Blavatnik Charitable Foundation, the Schistosomiasis Vaccine Program is becoming a reality.