Washington, D.C. – March 30, 2011 – Herman R. Shepherd built a legacy around developing innovative medical technologies and reducing human suffering from vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases. A pioneer in aerosol technologies and the founding chairman of The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute, Dr. Shepherd died peacefully on March 28, 2011 from complications caused by pneumonia. He was 89 years old.
The press from the Global Network.
March 15, 2011- The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Eisai Co., Ltd to provide advocacy support for Eisai’s diethylcarbamazine (generic name, “DEC”) donation to the World Health Organization (WHO). This donation is a significant contribution to the global neglected tropical disease (NTD) response and will expand the pharmaceutical industry’s role in global health initiatives to combat NTDs.
From the press release on the Inter-American Development Bank website:
More than 132.000 people will benefit from a program the Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan American Health Organization and the Sabin Vaccine Institute signed with the State of Chiapas to combat some of the worst infectious diseases.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute expresses its deepest condolences to family, friends and colleagues of the Honorable Richard C. Holbrooke, who died yesterday.
The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute would like to formally thank Dr. Patrick Lammie for his exceptional performance as our Technical Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. Dr. Lammie served as the lead ambassador with the scientific community to help build a collaborative partnership for the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases throughout the world.