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

Building momentum on the recent Declaration and

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. 

Last Friday, the G8 Lough Erne Accountability Report was released by the UK government in the lead-up to the G8 summit happening at the end of this week.

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are an important health issue in countries around the world. Most people don’t think about them at all, let alone know that some NTDs are also prevalent in the United States. The emerging threat of NTDs at home has been gaining attention recently, such as in this recent article, which appeared online in Discover.
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.
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.