Five of the Most Terrible Epidemics That Won’t Happen Again (Thanks to Vaccines)

When I think of modern-day epidemics - HIV/AIDS, meningitis, threats of H7N9 - I find it easy to feel like we are helpless, sitting vulnerable to the whims of nature and viral mutation.

Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of the WHO Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals Department. SAGE is the principal advisory group to WHO for vaccines and immunization. It is charged with advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. SAGE is concerned not just with childhood vaccines and immunization, but all vaccine-preventable diseases.