Streptococcus pneumoniae remains an important cause of pneumonia and invasive bacterial disease, primarily meningitis and sepsis. The greatest burden of disease occurs in low-and middle-income countries, and the risk of serious pneumococcal disease peaks at the extreme ages of life. Young children are at highest risk, but older adults and people with immuno-compromising conditions also suffer high rates of pneumococcal disease.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute, in collaboration with international partners and the Government of Georgia, organized a Workshop on Immunization Legislation that gathered the three European countries of Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing Program (SIF), Armenia, Georgia and Moldova, in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 1-2 March 2017.
Институт вакцин им. Сабина в сотрудничестве с международными партнёрами и правительством Грузии организовал Семинар по законодательству об иммунопрофилактике, в котором приняли участие три европейские страны-участницы Программы устойчивого финансирования иммунизации Сабина-Армения, Грузия и Молдова. Семинар состоялся в Тбилиси 1-2 марта 2017 года.
From September 7-9, 2016, 350 experts from 50 countries met in Melbourne, Australia, for the 12th International Rotavirus Symposium to share recent scientific data on rotavirus (RV) epidemiology and immunology, the current status of the licensed RV vaccines, and data on the impact of the introduction of RV vaccines in several countries. The 12th International Rotavirus Symposium was convened by the Sabin Vaccine Institute in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S.
The 2017 Sabin Gold Medal Award honored Dr. Jan Holmgren for his pioneering contributions to oral vaccine research and mucosal immunology, as well as his leadership in the discovery of the world's first effective oral cholera vaccine.
From May 10-11, 2016, 46 representatives from 23 countries gathered in Siena, Italy, to share experiences and exchange ideas on strategies and tactical measures to close immunity gaps among older children and adults
Sabin's Sustainable Immunization Financing Program organizes peer review workshops in which participants present and then critique specific practices they are utilizing to secure sustainable immunization financing in their respective region. Participants are invited to prepare by reading these guidelines for preparing case studies.