This article, written by Dr. Peter Hotez, president of Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, originally appeared in TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) e-news.
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.

Great news in the world of global health! A recent clinical trial for an experimental malaria vaccine has yielded successful results in protecting a large number of children against malaria with minimal side effects.

We have the tools available to defeat the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and we can do it in our lifetime. Unlike many other global health problems we face today, the solution is relatively simple. 

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