Disease surveillance studies are an important tool for determining the burden of a disease. By knowing how many people are impacted by a disease – and just as importantly, knowing where and at what age people are most effected – decision-makers can create informed and targeted health policy.

Last night, more than one hundred guests joined together to honor Dr. Paul Offit as the recipient of the 2018 Sabin Gold Medal. Colleagues, family, friends and peers gathered at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Dr. Offit’s contributions to immunization, including his achievements as the co-inventor of an oral rotavirus vaccine and his leadership as a vocal and dedicated advocate for immunization.

WHO recommends use of first typhoid conjugate vaccine

Geneva, Switzerland – April 3, 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) for infants and children over six months of age in typhoid-endemic countries. This new policy will help ensure access to typhoid vaccination in communities most impacted by the disease, which is responsible for nearly 12 million infections and between 128,000 and 161,000 deaths a year.

Health officials and local researchers have launched an emergency vaccination campaign to stem an outbreak of ceftriaxone-resistant typhoid in Hyderabad, Pakistan. The outbreak has sickened more than 800 people since it began in late 2016.

First typhoid conjugate vaccine achieves WHO prequalification, a key step in protecting children and reducing the burden of typhoid

Geneva, Switzerland – January 3, 2018 – A typhoid conjugate vaccine has been prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO), bringing the vaccine one step closer to reaching millions more people at risk of typhoid.

One-third of the world’s population is at risk of contracting typhoid.

Health Leaders Gather in Dubai for Regional Workshop on Adolescent Health and Immunization

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – October 22, 2017 – Today, the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) convened public health leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa for a two-day interactive workshop to share experiences and strategies in strengthening adolescent health and immunization.

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