What the poor suffer from most happens in developed countries

While rarely talked about, Neglected Tropical Diseases are the most widespread ailment among the world's poorest of the poor – yet also ironically the most prevalent in top global economies, experts say.

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are “the most important diseases you've never heard of. These are the most common afflictions of the world's poor,” Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, told CNA Nov. 11.

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Pope Francis, Sabin President Discuss Goals of the Catholic Church during Conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Vatican City – November 10, 2016 –Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and director of the Sabin Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP), today will help kick off the first-ever Vatican conference on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and rare diseases with a keynote address.

Sabin Vaccine Institute President Dr. Peter Hotez gave the keynote address on NTDs at the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers’ XXXI International Conference, focused on NTDs and rare diseases.

Last year, the leaders of some of the wealthiest nations pledged help control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.

Photo: Sabin CEO Michael W. Marine, Ambassador (Ret.), with Former President of Ghana, John Kufuor

Kenneth Kelley and Jordan Orange Join Sabin Vaccine Institute Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 13, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is pleased to announce the election of Kenneth Kelley, M.B.A., and Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D., to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Kelley is a Harvard Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow, focusing on global health, biosecurity and the market inefficiency leading to a lack of vaccines against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and emerging pandemic threats. Dr. Orange is chief of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, and professor and section head for Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology in the pediatrics department at Baylor College of Medicine.

Axel Hoos, Peter Thoren Appointed Chairman, Vice Chairman of Sabin Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 5, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is pleased to announce the Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Axel Hoos, M.D., Ph.D., to serve as chairman of the board, and Peter L. Thoren to serve as vice chairman. Both were appointed to interim positions in December 2014.

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