PDPs Applaud Japan’s First Public-Private Partnership to Spearhead Innovation in Global Health

A new public-private partnership of the Japanese Government, the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation and a group of private pharmaceutical companies seeks to foster and harness Japanese innovation to address diseases that disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries.
Today, Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez contributed a story to Foreign Policy about how little known neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are wreaking havoc in some of the world's wealthiest nations. This and other stories in today's News Roundup.

Dr. Peter Hotez to Deliver 2013 Packard Lecture

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has announced that Dr. Peter Hotez will deliver the 2013 David Packard Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), on March 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. The annual Packard Lecture, hosted by USU’s Faculty Senate, is the university’s most prestigious lectureship.

The full press release is also available here.

 

In this first study of its kind, Drs. Hotez and Lee measured the health and economic impact of Chagas disease and found that the total economic burden matches or exceeds that of many more well-known diseases such as rotavirus, Lyme disease and cervical cancer. In total, the study estimates that the global economic cost of Chagas disease exceeds USD $7 billion annually.

November 16-18, 2012: Mundo Sano, an Argentinean non-profit focused on facilitating a broader reach for efforts linked to Chagas disease, issued a press release todayannouncing their involvement in the NTD conference this weekend in D

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