Ears of the Armadillo: Global Health Research and Neglected Diseases in Texas
Dr. Peter Hotez co-authored a report on the prevalence of NTDs in Texas and the American South in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have been recently identified as significant public health problems in Texas and elsewhere in the American South. A one-day forum on the landscape of research and development and the hidden burden of NTDs in Texas explored the next steps to coordinate advocacy, public health, and research into a cogent health policy framework for the American NTDs. It also highlighted how U.S.-funded global health research can serve to combat these health disparities in the United States, in addition to benefiting communities abroad.