Global Post

Dr. Peter Hotez makes the case for why India and Pakistan should work together to establish a joint Indo-Pakistani center for tropical infectious diseases.

"New and mounting evidence indicates that South Asia is now under siege from a group of six tropical infectious diseases. These tropical infections, all transmitted by insects, are finding a new “ground zero” on the subcontinent.

Unless India and Pakistan can urgently establish an infrastructure for engaging in meaningful international scientific cooperation and redirect resources from nuclear weapons to tropical medicine, such diseases will continue to kill and disable hundreds of thousands in the region."

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