The Hindu speaks with Dr. Peter Hotez: India facing heavy burden of neglected tropical diseases

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).

The Hindu

In two articles published today, Dr. Peter Hotez speaks out about the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) on people living in poverty in the United States.

A paper co-authored by Sabin president Dr. Peter Hotez and published today inPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports on the disease burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in India and South Asia. The press release below describes some of the significant findings from the study and also suggestions from the authors about how to control NTDs in the region.

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.



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