For those of us in the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community, Washington, DC was an exciting place to be recently.

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.

Human hookworm, schistosomiasis, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis are some of the most devastating diseases in poverty with no licensed vaccine available.

Reposted with permission from the TAMEST blog, which is run by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. 

What do neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have to do with women’s health? A recent review entitled, “Effective Health Interventions for Adolescents That Could Be Integrated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programs”, has just been published looking at how combining multiple health interventions with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations increases the effectiveness of HPV delivery.

Last week, the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released a report – A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economics through Sustainable Development.

Field research, such as that conducted for clinical trials or disease surveillance, is essential to address the many pervasive health issues in developing countries. It relies on extensive collaboration between research institutions and groups on the ground.

Is it really possible to change a life with a T-shirt? 14 lives? We’ve teamed up again with T-shirt company Sevenly to do just that.

In a recent TED Talk, “Let's talk crap. Seriously.”, UK-based journalist Rose George discussed the significance of sanitation and the lack of access to toilets as a root for larger public health problems around the world.

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