Indigenous people ‘at graver risk’ of neglected diseases
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
SciDevNet discusses Dr. Peter Hotez's recent study on neglected tropical diseases among indigenous people.
"Mass drug administration against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) must be prioritised for indigenous communities such as the Orang Asli in Malaysia who are at graver risk of such diseases due to malnutrition and abject poverty.
This is a key recommendation of a study on indigenous or aboriginal populations published earlier this year (30 January) in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Peter Hotez, editor-in-chief of the journal and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, United States."