In two articles published today, Dr. Peter Hotez speaks out about the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) on people living in poverty in the United States.

This article, written by Dr. Peter Hotez, president of Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, originally appeared in TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) e-news.
A paper co-authored by Sabin president Dr. Peter Hotez and published today inPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports on the disease burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in India and South Asia. The press release below describes some of the significant findings from the study and also suggestions from the authors about how to control NTDs in the region.

The Coalition against Typhoid fills a critical gap between research and action.

Great news in the world of global health! A recent clinical trial for an experimental malaria vaccine has yielded successful results in protecting a large number of children against malaria with minimal side effects.

Tomorrow over 200 million people in over 100 countries will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

Happy World Sight Day! In honor of this day, we're featuring a guest blog post from Simon Bush of SightSavers.

We have the tools available to defeat the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and we can do it in our lifetime. Unlike many other global health problems we face today, the solution is relatively simple. 

Sabin Vaccine Institute President Dr. Peter Hotez is leading the research at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to develop the first-ever vaccine for Chagas disease.

"It was safer. It was more effective, conferring immunity that might last a lifetime.

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