March 28, 2012
March 20, 2012
Globally, an estimated 1,000 women die every day from pregnancy and childbirth complications -- the majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Both of these regions have a disproportionally high burden of diseases known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). While NTDs affect men, women, and children, one NTD in particular, hookworm, has devastating effects for pregnant women.
February 17, 2012
January 19, 2012 | The Atlantic
By Peter Hotez and James Kazura
Jan 19 2012, 8:06 AM ET
As long as we have a military presence in areas known for infectious diseases, we have to keep researchers working on improved treatments.
November 15, 2011 | Africa News Analysis (ANA)
By Musah Ibrahim Musah
“Addressing NTDs improves productivity and contribute to broader economic growth and prosperity of countries”
- says Dr Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases in an exclusive interview with ANA’s Musah Ibrahim Musah in Berlin, Germany.
November 8, 2011 | Voice of America
By Vidushi Sinha
A billion people around the world suffer from neglected tropical diseases, and the global health community is working to develop new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. But experts note that success is uneven in part because of different rules and regulations in different countries for drug development and testing.
Dr. Peter Hotez, president of Sabin Vaccine Institute, says it is much easier to test new therapies in India than in other parts of the world.
November 3, 2011
Neglected Diseases Afflict S. Asia's Poor
By Vidushi Sinha
At a time when economists predict that South Asia's economy will grow, health experts point to hundreds of millions suffering from neglected infections, often as a result of poverty. In a series of new studies, researchers say many countries in South Asia bear a disproportionate burden of these diseases and have a need for new drugs and vaccines.