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.

More than half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting diseases carried by small organisms like mosquitoes, snails and sand flies.

In a new editorial published in PLOS NTDs, Sabin Vaccine Institute president Dr.

Sabin is happy to announce the arrival of our 2012 Annual Report, featuring highlights from our three programs – Vaccine Advocacy and Education, The Sabin Product Development Partnership, and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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This month marks the one-year anniversary of the London Declaration—an unprecedented pledge by a group of public and private partners to control or eliminate 10 NTDs by 2020. This includes an uptick in drug donations, research and development and bilateral support for NTD programs around the world.

Dengue illness, the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world, has expanded from Southeast Asia to The Americas.

By: John O. Davies-Cole, PhD, MPH, Professor at The George Washington University