Dr. Peter Hotez contributed to sections on neglected tropical diseases.
In 2005, the concept of bundling together multiple chronic parasitic and related infections into the category of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) was proposed because they could be targeted simultaneously with a package of low cost and donated drugs.
Africa Union Health Ministers Call for Increased Investments to Rid Africa of Neglected Trop
On Tuesday, Jimmy Carter was the guest on the Daily Show with John Stewart. He had a great segment on Guinea Worm and the success of the Carter Foundation over the past 25 years.
View the clip here.
We're pleased to share that at about 5:15he also discussed “neglected diseases” in general and the goes into detail about his working fighting trachoma in Ethiopia. This is great exposure for NTDs!