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Sabin President, Dr. Peter Hotez is quoted on the emergence of outbreaks in Western Africa, including Ebola, which arise in poor, war-torn areas, where there is a breakdown in medical infrastructure, social services, and public trust.

The post-Ebola landscape,however, includes signs of this breakdown as evident with Leishmaniasis showing up in Islamic State-held Syria and other places in the Middle East.

"Disaster relief comes from rich, peaceful places, and it goes to places that are poor and conflict-ravaged. Understanding the dynamics of both are key to getting the next relief effort right."

"The solution, says Hotez is non-profit vaccine development centers, such as the Developing Vaccine Groups and Product Development Partnerships that developed in the late 1990s as an alternative to develop treatments for Neglected Tropical Diseases."

 

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