Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez, a featured speaker for Dalberg's DTalk series, explains how vaccines for neglected tropical diseases could help the world's poor.

"'Every single person living in extreme poverty is afflicted by at least one neglected tropical disease,' Dr. Peter Hotez of the Sabin Vaccine Institute explained in a recent D. Talk at Dalberg’s DC office.

Though neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) receive less funding and publicity than the “big three” (HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis), they have enormous social and economic costs. The group of tropical infections categorized as NTDs cause chronic disability for millions of low-income people around the world."