Addressing the Neglected Diseases Treatment Gap: Testimony from Dr. Peter Hotez for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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. 

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Cohred Colloquium 2013 Report: Sustainable Investments into Research and Innovation

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. 

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Peter Hotez comments on leishmaniasis infections in Syria in Foreign Policy Magazine

Posted: 06/19/2013

According to Peter Hotez, a professor of molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and founding dean of its National School of Tropical Medicine, lack of preventive medicine -- like nets and spraying for sand flies -- is the main driver of leishmaniasis infections in Syria. As a result, Hotez and his team are working to develop a vaccine that prevents the ulcers from forming -- though it is still in early, pre-clinical stages.

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