The Hindu speaks with Dr. Peter Hotez: India facing heavy burden of neglected tropical diseases

November 1, 2011 | The Hindu

By Narayan Lakshman

Even as the world welcomed the seven billionth member of the global population this week, medical researchers warned that rapid-growth economies such as India’s still had a high proportion of morbidity with more than 290 million Indians suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

The Hindu

Op-ed written by Dr. Peter Hotez published in the Houston Chronicle: School takes on ancient scourges

Austin, Houston and San Antonio, three of the most populated cities in Texas, have something in common with the world's great population centers - Cairo, Jerusalem, Petra, Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Kathmandu, Chongqing, Wuhan and Shanghai. All are located on or close to the 30th parallel north. All, to some degree, are home to people in poverty.

Houston Chronicle

Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez Calls on U.S. to Unleash "Civilian Power" in Fight to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

Last year, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton highlighted a new outlook for American diplomacy and development through strengthening “civilian power,” a group of civilian experts who pursue diplomacy and international development in hopes of solving public health, agriculture and food insecurity, and other global challenges.

Sabin

A new study asserts that a particular type of schistosomiasis may predispose women to contracting HIV.

Ending the Neglect

United Kingdom based journalist Emilie Filou recently published an article on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) featuring interviews with Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez and Managing Director of the Global Network Dr. Neeraj Mistry. In the piece, Drs. Hotez and Mistry make the case for improving integrated NTD control programs by including NTDs in the mission of The Global Fund, Pepfar or the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative.

This is Africa

New Sources of Funding Needed to Control and Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

An editorial published by Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez today in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Diseases, calls on the G8, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and neglected tropical disease (NTDs) endemic countries, such as Nigeria and Indonesia, to fund global NTD control efforts.

Sabin

Lancet Article Highlights Devastating Lack of Treatment for Neglected Tropical Disease in Africa

In an editorial in the August 13 edition of The Lancet, authors representing the Sabin Vaccine Institute, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Imperial College of London call for increased supplies of praziquantel for the African continent.

The Lancet

New York Times: Study Shows Correlation Between HIV/Aids and Schistosomiasis

New York Times

Global Update
Parasites: Giving a Deworming Drug to Girls Could Cut H.I.V. Transmission in Africa
The New York Times

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Published: May 25, 2009
Giving an inexpensive deworming drug to millions of girls in rural Africa could substantially reduce transmission of the virus that causes AIDS, researchers say.

New York Times

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