This blog post was originally published on Impatient Optimists, by Pascal Barollier, Director of Communications at 

Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa

Dr. Peter Hotez, Sabin President, authored this editorial on opportunities for integrating control programs for NTDs and malaria with Ebola.

"While global attention in West Africa is focused on the emergence of Ebola virus infection, new information from the published literature and World Health Organization databases reveals that many other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are far more widespread and also require urgent attention.

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

I spent many of my teenage years living in Malawi, enjoying swimming in beautiful Lake Malawi. Wind on to age 30, and I was struggling to get pregnant. Eventually, following illness, I was diagnosed with schistosomiasis by a consultant and colleague at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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