In the era of COVID-19, infectious diseases and vaccines are in the daily headlines and on everyone's mind. But COVID-19 is far from being the only infectious disease that has sent scientists scrambling for a cure.
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.
These days, vaccines are on everyone’s mind. Vaccine misinformation and disinformation are on the rise and it’s more important than ever for every parent to have access to accurate information to make informed decisions about immunization.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute held two courses on immunization in Romania from November 1-3, 2018. The first day, Media Skills: Serving as an Immunization Champion, brought health care professionals together to learn how to be an expert resource for journalists.
In September, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released the inaugural “Goalkeepers” report – an annual update aimed at accelerating progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report tracks 18 data points selected from the 244 indicators in the SDGs that are “fundamental to people’s health and wellbeing.”
Families across the United States are sending their young children back to school. School preparations are not limited to buying school supplies. Parents should make sure their children are up-to-date with vaccinations.