William Foege, M.D., was among 13 individuals who were last week named recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Houston Chronicle features research on NTDs in Texas

April 27, 2012 | Houston Chronicle

Dr. Peter Hotez and his role at Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Tropical Medicine were featured in the Houston Chronicle. The article also mentions the new tropical medicine clinic and the vaccine development programs in Houston and calls attention to Dr. Hotez’s PLoS article about NTDs in Texas and Mexico.

Tropical diseases surfacing more in Texas

By Todd Ackerman

Houston Chronicle

Immunization Week: Now Reaching 180 Countries to Help Close the Gap in Global Health

April 27, 2012

Washington, April 27, 2012 -- Health workers are walking, pedaling bicycles, driving cars, rowing boats and riding horses to reach remote areas, urban fringes and displaced communities, where they are giving vaccines against diseases like measles and polio as part of the first World Immunization Week taking place in 180 countries this week.

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Today Ghana is doing something that no other country in Africa has ever done.

Dr. de Quadros and Hotez featured in Vaccine special supplement!

On April 11-12, 2012, G8 Foreign Ministers met in Washington, D.C. in preparation for the upcoming G8 summit, which will be held at Camp David at the end of May. During the meeting, the ministers expressed their continued support for global health.

Georgette is a mom and community health worker in Burundi. Hear how millions have received treatment for NTDs.

Voting is now open to help the Yonkofa Project support community heath in Ghana through a novel vaccine registry. With the help of the Coalition against Typhoid, the Yonkofa Project submitted a proposal to Grand Challenges Canada Rising Stars in Global Health program.

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