Dr. Peter Hotez recently published a new discussion paper in partnership with the Institute of Medicine. It makes recommendations for U.S. Government public support of global health research and development, including R&D for neglected diseases.

Just weeks ago, Tanzania became the 8th country in Africa to make rotavirus vaccination part of its childhood immunization program.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the London Declaration—an unprecedented pledge by a group of public and private partners to control or eliminate 10 NTDs by 2020. This includes an uptick in drug donations, research and development and bilateral support for NTD programs around the world.
NTDs are tied to nearly every major global health issue we face today – water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, maternal and child health, to name a few.

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