Sabin Vaccine Institute's ''Stop Neglected Tropical Disease'' Campaign Highlighted at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative
9/27/2007 9:51:35 AM
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--President Bill Clinton announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative the launch of the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s campaign to eliminate thirteen diseases of poverty, known as “Neglected Tropical Diseases” (NTDs). The “STOP NTDs” campaign seeks to raise $25 million for neglected tropical disease control and prevention. Joining President Clinton in inaugurating the campaign were: Michael W. Kempner, Chairman of Sabin and President and CEO of MWW Group; Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., President of Sabin; and Dikembe Mutombo, STOP NTDs Campaign endorser, NBA star (Houston Rockets center) and Chairman and President of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.
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