PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

In a new paper published in PLOS NTDs, President Dr. Peter Hotez proposes ways countries around the world can increase their reliance on vaccine diplomacy and vaccine science diplomacy in their foreign policy approaches.

"International cooperation for purposes of infectious and tropical disease control goes back to at least the 14th century, when early concepts of quarantine were introduced in Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia and to the later date of 1851, when Europe held its first International Sanitary Conference for multilateral cooperation to prevent the spread of cholera and, subsequently, plague and yellow fever. Such efforts led to a series of international sanitary treaties and conventions and ultimately to the formation of the Pan American Health Organization and the later establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO)."

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