Drs. Gregory Simon, Neeraj Mistry, and Peter Hotez's article on NTD impact on child health appeared in the BMJ journal
Dr. Peter Hotez testified on Neglected Tropical Diseases before the House Sub Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and international organizations on June 27th.
Highlight from the testimony:
Last May the World Health Assembly passed a ground-breaking resolution endorsing the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), a roadmap to achieve ambitious immunization goals, making this decade the “Decade of Vaccines.”
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has announced that Dr. Peter Hotez will deliver the 2013 David Packard Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), on March 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. The annual Packard Lecture, hosted by USU’s Faculty Senate, is the university’s most prestigious lectureship.
The full press release is also available here.
The London conference on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) held in January was a seminal moment in the global fight against a group of diseases which are often overshadowed in the global health agenda by HIV, malaria and TB.