In an op-ed published Friday, Sabin president Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., and his Baylor College of Medicine colleague, William Brinkley, Ph.D., applaud the dramatic gains Texas institutions have made to become leaders among the global scientific community. They cite the routinely high ranking of public and private Texas universities as well as a voter approved amendment to start the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Financing research and development (R&D) for neglected tropical disease (NTDs) is a big challenge. The problem? Market failure.

NTD control is also important for success in fighting other important diseases – notably HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria.  In Africa, there are high rates of co-infection among NTDs and HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria, demonstrating an increased need for more research to unlock the links b

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.

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