PUBLIC HEALTH

Immunization provider

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a unique organization because it focuses solely on promoting and providing immunizations to underprivileged people in tropical areas. By focusing on neglected tropical diseases, developing vaccines that would otherwise not be developed because there’s not a commercial market for them, and promoting vaccination through advocacy and education, the organization has managed to reduce the global incidence of typhoid fever and other diseases, promote the creation and distribution of the first dengue fever vaccines and help implement vaccine legislation and finance in 15 different countries.

Sabin Vaccine Institute works with governments, leading public and private organizations, and academic institutions to provide solutions for some of the world’s most pervasive health care challenges. Since its founding in 1993 in honor of the oral polio vaccine developer, Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the Institute has been at the forefront of efforts to control, treat, and eliminate vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases by developing new vaccines, advocating use of existing vaccines, and promoting increased access to affordable medical treatments.

The “Sabin PDP laboratories” are housed in a new, state-of-the-art, 10,000 square-foot facility at TCH, which is part of Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. Its partnerships with groups such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, governments, academic institutions, scientists, medical professionals, and non-profit organizations are critical in furthering the development of strategies to reduce human suffering from devastating vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases.

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