Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are an important health issue in countries around the world. Most people don’t think about them at all, let alone know that some NTDs are also prevalent in the United States. The emerging threat of NTDs at home has been gaining attention recently, such as in this recent article, which appeared online in Discover.

November 16-18, 2012: Mundo Sano, an Argentinean non-profit focused on facilitating a broader reach for efforts linked to Chagas disease, issued a press release todayannouncing their involvement in the NTD conference this weekend in D

Earlier this week 13 pharmaceutical companies*, together with several government and nongovernmental organizations**, pledged to find solutions to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by the year 2020. At an event in London, pharmaceutical companies committed to invest in research and development (R&D) to find new treatments for NTDs along with increasing donations of existing drugs.
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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