Blue Marble Health: the mismatch between national wealth and population health

In a collection of work, Dr. Peter Hotez examines a recent concept coined "Blue Marble Health" that recognizes a paradoxical disease burden – particularly the burden of NTDs – among poor people living in G20 and other wealthier countries, requiring these nations to take greater ownership for both disease control and research and development into NTDs.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Sabin Vaccine Institute Mourns the Passing of Executive Vice President Ciro de Quadros, MD

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, a giant in the world of public health, died peacefully at home yesterday in Washington, DC, surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.

Dr. de Quadros dedicated his life to championing health as a fundamental human right and worked tirelessly on behalf of the world’s poorest populations to increase access to life-saving vaccines. As a result, millions of children around the world are alive today, and millions more have grown into healthy, productive adults.