Statement on New Universal Flu Vaccine Development Grand Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 27, 2018 – The new $12 million Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lucy and Larry Page is an important and necessary step toward finding a game-changing solution to end the threat of flu, according to experts at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake across the world. This challenge invites researchers from any discipline to submit innovative ideas for safe, effective, affordable flu vaccines.

Dr. Paul Offit Receives 2018 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2018 – Tonight, the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) will honor Dr. Paul Offit with the 2018 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal. Sabin will recognize Dr. Offit for his contributions as co-inventor of an oral rotavirus vaccine and his leadership as one of the United States’ most vocal and dedicated advocates 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.

Sabin to tackle pandemic flu

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8, 2018 – The Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit global health organization dedicated to enabling vaccine innovation, making vaccines more accessible and expanding immunization across the globe, is pleased to announce a new three-year $6.6 million grant to help speed the development of next generation influenza vaccines and support related immunization issues. This work is generously supported by the Page Family Donor Advised Fund.

Pages