IVI scientist gives expert commentary to Korea’s major broadcaster on measles outbreak and vaccine aversion

31 cases reported of a ‘forgotten disease’ –the measles, due to vaccine aversion SBS TV, January 15, 2019   A new measles patient has been reported in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province. It is a three-year-old girl who has not been vaccinated. Experts claim that measles cases […]

Reason for measles outbreak in “measles free” Korea

Reason for measles outbreak in “measles free” Korea By Jerome Kim, Director General, International Vaccine Institute   In 2014, the World Health Organization declared Korea “measles free” –yet, in 2019 an outbreak of measles in the country has affected 37 patients.  Similarly, the United States […]

MHRP scientists give Seminar at IVI

Dr. Julie Ake (center), Dr. Sandhya Vasan (left) with IVI Director General Dr. Jerome Kim at IVI headquarters on January 28 IVI was pleased and privileged to welcome a delegation consisting of Dr. Julie Ake, Deputy Director, US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the […]

Prof. John D. Clemens, former Director General of IVI, honored with The Prince Mahidol Award in public health

– Prof. Clemens, Prof. Jan R. Holmgren cited for leading the development of oral cholera vaccine   Professor John D. Clemens, former Director General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), and Professor Jan R. Holmgren, received the prestigious Prince Mahidol Award in the field of Public Health […]