Sabin Vaccine Institute


Sabin Vaccine Institute

Infobox Non-profit
Non-profit_name = Sabin Vaccine Institute
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Non-profit_type = NGO
founded_date = 1993
founder = H.R. Shepherd, Heloisa Sabin, Robert M. Chanock, and Philip K. Russell,
location = Washington, D.C.
origins =
key_people = Peter Hotez
area_served = Tropics
focus = Neglected Tropical Diseases
method = Research and Development, testing
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homepage = http://sabin.org/
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The Sabin Vaccine Institute is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organization which advocates for the control of both infectious diseases such as measles, tetanus, pertussis, tuberculosis, and polio, and of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as shistosomiasis, trachoma, and onchocerciasis, diseases of low incidence that occur predominantly in developing countries in the tropics. SVI promotes research and development of low cost vaccinations and preventable drug therapies for NTDs. [cite news | last = Staff Writers | title = Tropical Disease Experts Call For A 'Global Fund To Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases' | work = Science Daily | language = English | publisher = Science Daily LLC | date = 2008-03-26 | url = http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080325212831.htm | accessdate = 2008-04-04 ]

Through advocacy, biomedical research, education, and training, Sabin seeks to find preventative measures for diseases that place an economic burden on people in the world's poorest nations.cite web | last = Staff Writers | title = Sabin Vaccine Institute Receives 9.2M dollars Gates Foundation Grant To Pursue Sustainable Immunization Financing | work = Medical News Today | language = English | publisher = | date = 2008-04-01 | url = http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/102299.php | accessdate = 2008-04-04 ]

The Institute was founded in 1993 by Dr. H.R. Shepherd, Mrs. Heloisa Sabin, Dr. Robert M. Chanock, and Dr. Philip K. Russell and named in honor of Albert Sabin, best known for having developed the oral polio vaccine. It is currently located in Washington, DC, where it has formed an academic partnership with the George Washington University.

External links

* [http://www.sabin.org Sabin Vaccine Institute]

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