ALUMNA. INVENTOR. PROBLEM-SOLVER.
Only 40 percent of children in Pakistan complete their vaccinations. As a result, preventable diseases like pneumonia, meningitis, whooping cough and measles claim more than 100,000 lives there each year.
Could a simple anklet be an antidote to this massive vaccine problem in Pakistan? That’s the dream that may become reality for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health alumna Noor Sabah, DrPH ‘13, MPH ’08.
Noor developed an innovative vaccine reminder ankle band for infants in her native Pakistan. The Vaccine Indicator and Reminder (VIR) alerts parents when it’s time for immunizations. Noor’s field study shows promise, with hundreds of babies now wearing the VIR band in Karachi.
Graduates like Noor become the advocates and architects for global public health solutions. Join us in protecting health, saving lives—millions at a time.