I still remember the power of the heat; the air was thick and slapped you in the face as soon as you stepped outside. The rain may have cooled you briefly but brought with it a fresh surge of humidity leaving the air even heavier than before. It was my fourth year of medical school, and as I walked to the hospital wards, I could never in my life imagine what I was about to see.
21 years ago, my baby daughter died from Whooping Cough (Pertussis). Amie was only 19 days old.

Dr. Carol Baker Receives 2019 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal

Washington, D.C. – The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) today announced it will present its annual Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal to Dr. Carol J. Baker, whose groundbreaking research in Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is accelerating progress toward a much-needed vaccine to prevent a bacterial infection that can cause lifelong illness or death in newborns.