September 8, 2009
NTD Burden of Disease may be More than Double that of TB and Half that of Malaria
August 21, 2009
Soon after Peter Jay Hotez read Microbe Hunters, he convinced his parents to give him a microscope. By 14, he refined his career choice of microbiology to a life-long special interest in tropical diseases. At age 51, that interest continues to be a “passion.” Moreover, he considers those neglected tropical diseases “just as important as HIV/AIDS or malaria,” he says.
May 25, 2009
New York Times
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.
May 7, 2009
By Ciro de Quadros and Najwa Khuri-Bulos
Every child has the right to a healthy future. Yet throughout the Middle East, vast gaps between rich nations and their less wealthy neighbours persist.
Tragically, one consequence of this inequality has become glaringly evident in the health of our children. While rich Arab states have made massive strides in improving public health, other countries still suffer from high rates of child death.
May 2, 2009
Washington, D.C., May 2, 2009 – Leading tropical disease experts were featured in the May 2 edition of the medical journal The Lancet stressing the economic, global health and security, developmental and human rights case for investment in Neglected Tropical Disease control even in difficult economic times.
March 26, 2009
Sabin is eagerly anticipating its upcoming announcement of this year’s Gold Medal award winners on April 28th. This special recognition has been awarded annually since 1994 and is given to a distinguished member of the research community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. Each recipient is recognized as a role model for young researchers, someone whose career has saved lives through the development and use of vaccines.
March 24, 2009
By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY
Even as a child, Peter Hotez held a grown-up's fascination for the tiny creatures living in the creek near his house.
Inspired by Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters, a popular book on disease detectives, Hotez persuaded his parents to buy him a microscope. He spent hours watching little animals wriggle in a glowing circle of light, and, at an age when most kids were reading The Hardy Boys, he read about parasites. His two brothers were baffled by his obsession.