For those of us in the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community, Washington, DC was an exciting place to be recently.

New framework for neglected tropical diseases could unlock potential for world’s poorest people

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 22 – A new concept and policy framework published in PLOS NTDs outlines concrete steps for the global development community as it works to synthesize health goals with economic, environmental and social priorities. The concept, “blue marble health,” emphasizes the role of the Group of 20 (G20) nations in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to expedite poverty reduction efforts.

Nearly one in six people worldwide needlessly suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), yet a tremendous need for research and development of new products to treat and protect against these debilitating diseases still exists.

Reposted with permission from the TAMEST blog, which is run by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. 

Calling Attention to tropical diseases on Capitol Hill

The Global Post published a write-up of the June 27th Hill hearing featuring Dr. Peter Hotez: “Calling Attention to tropical diseases on Capitol Hill” 

POSTED: 06/27/2013

Peter J. Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the new National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, addressed concerns from lawmakers about the relationship between immigration and NTDs. Hotez acknowledged that immigration may be contributing to the incidence of NTDs in the US, but that poverty played a big role.

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