Science_12 March 2010_1.jpgInvestments in international public health, including vaccine research and development, can spur poverty reduction, improve foreign relations, and promote global security says Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez in the Science editorial, “Peace Through Vaccine Diplomacy,” released today.

Citing the little known collaboration between American and Russian scientists—led by Dr. Albert B. Sabin—during the Cold War that resulted in the creation of the oral polio vaccine, Hotez states that similar scientific collaborations between the United States and Islamic nations—where up to one-half of the world’s neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occur—could lead to great scientific and societal achievements.

Access the full Science editorial here or listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Hotez here.