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.

UK Government Allocates £1 billion to Combat Malaria, Other Infectious Diseases

The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and its UK sister organization Sabin Foundation Europe, released the following statement on the UK government’s allocation of £1 billion for malaria and other infectious diseases. This funding will be distributed through the newly-developed Ross Fund, created by the Department for International Development (DFID) in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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.

Sabin PDP, King Saud University Sign Project Agreement to Build Vaccine Research and Development Capacity in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 16, 2015 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP) today signed a project agreement with King Saud University to build vaccine research and development capacity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and advance the establishment of a vaccine research institute in Saudi Arabia.

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.