An editorial published by Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez today in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Diseases, calls on the G8, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and neglected tropical disease (NTDs) endemic countries, such as Nigeria and Indonesia, to fund global NTD control efforts.

Despite a growing awareness of NTDs as both a global health and security threat, the burden of funding has been primarily shouldered by three nations—the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan, states Dr. Hotez in the editorial “Neglected Tropical Disease Control in the “Post-American World.”