ABC News Tweet Chat on NTDs

Neglected tropical diseases were today’s featured topic for ABC News’ weekly health “tweet chat”. ABC’s chief medial correspondent, Dr. Richard Besser hosted the chat and posed various questions and conversation topics to participants about NTDs. Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez and Global Network Managing Director Dr. Neeraj Mistry also participated.
When it comes to scientific research, not all schistosomes are treated equally.

A majority of the NTD disease burden in Latin America and the Caribbean occurs in Brazil. This week, the Brazilian Ministry of Health is launching a public health campaign to diagnose and treat soil-transmitted helminths (or intestinal parasites) and leprosy in school-aged children.

A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?

 

On February 28 Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez published a new editorial in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseaseentitled, “A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?

In the article, Dr. Hotez and his author, Dr. Dorina Papageorgiou of BCM discuss an opportunity to build a new scientific institution for neglected infections of poverty strategically located in Greece, the geographic center of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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Tomorrow, see what they saw.

We asked celebrities including Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne and Priyanka Chopra to watch a powerful new video. See how they reacted to people suffering from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)...Can you make it through to the end?

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