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Mathuram Santosham, M.D., receives 2014 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award
Date:5/16/2014

y, the World Health Organization estimates that in 2000 Hib caused between two and three million cases of serious disease and 386,000 deaths in young children.

"We are delighted to honor Dr. Santosham for his advancements against Hib diseases, which caused unnecessary suffering and death prior to his landmark findings and integral policy guidance," said Dr. Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. "His unwavering commitment to scientific discovery and service to marginalized communities in every country mirrors the late Dr. Sabin's core mission and has inspired countless other public health achievements."

The Sabin Vaccine Institute also noted Dr. Santosham's landmark research on oral rehydration solution (ORS) known as Pedialyte which became the standard care for treating diarrheal dehydration and has saved over 50 million lives since 1980.

The Institute presented the Albert B. Sabin Award to Dr. Santosham at a dinner held in conjunction with the National Foundation for Infectious Disease Annual Conference.


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