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2010-04-28 16:15:00

Former diplomat takes reins of leading vaccine development and advocacy organization WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael W. Marine, former U.S. Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, announced Sabin's Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mort Hyman and President Dr. Peter Hotez. Ambassador Marine served 32 years in the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service and was a six time...

2010-04-26 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at the 13th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research (ACVR), sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), will reflect on the remarkable growth of vaccine biotechnology in the last several decades and focus on the growing number of challenging illnesses that may become vaccine-preventable or vaccine-treatable in the coming years. According to Susan J. Rehm, MD, Medical Director for NFID, "In addition to the reality...

2009-12-02 10:31:25

Controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in developing countries would help improve the reproductive health and rights of girls and women in the poorest countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, according to a new editorial published November 24 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The analysis demonstrates that NTDs are "important factors that impair reproductive health in developing countries; increase the transmission of sexually transmitted...

2009-09-23 09:52:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Clinton Global Initiative today, the Inter-American Development Bank joined with the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to announce their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to raise awareness and funding for NTD control and elimination in the Americas, supported by technical assistance from the Pan American Health Organization, regional office of the World Health Organization for the...

2009-08-26 13:33:40

An analysis has detailed the devastating toll neglected tropical diseases cause, with an estimated 500 million sub-Saharan Africans suffering such maladies. Researchers said helminth (parasitic worm) infections account for approximately 85 percent of the neglected tropical diseases, which overall might be equivalent to more than double that caused by tuberculosis and as much as half of the area's malaria disease burden. It is appalling that helminth infections and other (neglected tropical...

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2009-03-11 09:14:06

Experts reported Tuesday that 800,000 children die every year due to deadly bacteria causing pneumonia, meningitis and blood. Children in Africa are at the greatest risk. The pneumococcal bacteria is spread through person-to-person contact; it causes most of the invasive disease across the globe. "Over 800,000 children die of pneumococcal diseases every year. When children in Africa get pneumococcal meningitis, it disables many of them. Fifty percent of them who survive it have disabilities,"...

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2009-03-04 15:05:00

Two new studies released Tuesday show that about one and a half million people across the globe die annually of pneumonia, half of them children under the age of five, the AFP reported. Jean Marie Okwo-Bel of the World Health Organization said pneumonia is a leading killer disease in the world among children under the age of five"”resulting in more deaths than AIDS, measles and malaria combined. India reports some 44 million infections of childhood pneumonia a year, while China has...

2008-06-25 00:02:50

A U.S. report concludes the nation's poor are needlessly suffering from neglected infections commonly found in poverty-stricken regions. The study, published in the Public Library of Science, said hundreds of thousands of people living in the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, inner cities and Mexican borderlands suffer from parasitic, bacterial and congenital infections similar to so-called neglected tropical diseases in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Global...


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