A special supplement in the USA Today, titled Neglected Diseases in Developing Nations, appeared today in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle and Philadelphia.

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.

Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez Calls on India to Address Diseases of Poor in South Asia

Using lessons from the smallpox eradication campaign, Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros makes the case for increased contributions for immunization--in the run-up to the GAVI Alliance's pledging conference next week in London--which could save an estimated 4 million lives.

The Hindu

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