Topic: Vaccine Development
World War II & the Rockefeller Foundation
Saving threatened scholars and confronting a dramatically changed world.
Timeline: American Foundations and the History of Public Health
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.
Philanthropy’s Search for an HIV Vaccine: Building Public-Private Partnerships in a Global Pandemic
How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.
In Brief: “Manels” Before #MeToo
A foundation’s early criticism of the all-male conference panel, before #nomoremanels
Photo Essay: The Rockefeller Sanitary Commission and the American South
Battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
1910s 1920s 1930s
The Long Road to the Yellow Fever Vaccine
The yellow fever vaccine developed in the 1930s has been used worldwide ever since. Creating it took years and cost several lives. Some thought it would never happen.