Sabin Vaccine Institute Mourns the Passing of Founding Chairman Herman R. Shepherd

March 31, 2011

Herman R. Shepherd built a legacy around developing innovative medical technologies and reducing human suffering from vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases. A pioneer in aerosol technologies and the founding chairman of The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute, Dr. Shepherd died peacefully on March 28, 2011 from complications caused by pneumonia. He was 89 years old.

A Call to Action: Deworming Needs in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new report released today by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, highlights the impact that a small group of neglected diseases are having on children in the Americas and presents concrete policy recommendations that can lead to significant progress in achieving several Millennium Development Goals in the Americas by 2015.

By Jacqueline Mills

Dr. Peter Hotez, Sabin’s President, recently authored an op-ed in The Hinducalling on a new modern India to “invest in neglected tropical disease (NTD) elimination efforts--including the development of drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines--that will reduce the large NTD burden in South Asia.”

While you were sleeping, you may have been protected by a bed net. While you were sleeping, the screens on your windows might have been closed, and maybe even a fan was blowing air across your body.