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.
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).
August 22, 2011
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.
June 29, 2011
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.