Dr. de Quadros and Hotez featured in Vaccine special supplement!

Saving 7 Million Pregnancies in Africa

March 20, 2012

Globally, an estimated 1,000 women die every day from pregnancy and childbirth complications -- the majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Both of these regions have a disproportionally high burden of diseases known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). While NTDs affect men, women, and children, one NTD in particular, hookworm, has devastating effects for pregnant women.

Huffington Post

Second article in VOA NTD news series: Billion people suffer from neglected tropical diseases

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.

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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.

Voice of America

Huffington Post Op-ed: A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America'

By Dr. Peter Hotez

Poor economic conditions have long been known to increase the risk of disease. But only recently have diseases of poverty, mostly associated with countries outside the United States, been recognized as a growing problem here at home.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) might sound foreign, but they can actually be found in pockets of poverty across the U.S., most prominently in what Arianna Huffington recently called "Third World America."

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