Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal hospitalizations and deaths among children worldwide, killing more than 200,000 children under five each year. Two vaccines were recently introduced to the market, but their introduction in countries lags, as does awareness of the true burden of the disease. Since 2004, Sabin, in collaboration with various rotavirus stakeholders, has organized the International Rotavirus Symposium series to bring together scientists, policy makers and other key stakeholders in order to share knowledge and raise the profile of this deadly disease.
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Pneumococcal disease is a deadly infectious disease that kills 1.6 million people each year, including 800,000 children under age five. Global awareness of this deadly disease, however, remains low. Sabin convenes the world’s leading experts in epidemiology and other key public health professionals at regional and country-level symposia, including the Regional Pneumococcal Symposium. Developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.S.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a group of 15 immunization experts who assist in determining vaccination recommendations for the United States. Based on their own knowledge, as well as research results, committee recommendations, cost-effective analyses and a range of other information, the ACIP recommends which vaccines should be used, which populations should be vaccinated, and how frequently the vaccinations should be administered
Sabin Vaccine Institute convenes government officials to discuss progress on sustainable imm
|Pavel Moraru, a Moldovan citizen, oversees Sabin’s immunization policy and financing initiatives in Moldova.|
Sound financial management practices, such as budget tracking, are necessary for any sustainably funded immunization program. Budget tracking entails official monitoring of the immunization budget as it evolves from the immunization program’s aspirational budget to the Minister of Health all the way down to the program’s expenditures.