The latest from Dr. Peter Hotez in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

June 27, 2012 | PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases as Hidden Causes of Cardiovascular Disease

Yasmin Moolani, Gene Bukhman, Peter J. Hotez

An important component of the burden of cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries may be attributed to the neglected tropical diseases.

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Brazil’s health ministry recently announced its plan to breed genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. According to news reports, scientists are focusing intensely on mosquito control because there is currently no vaccine to protect against dengue.

Jeremy Lefroy urges international action to combat NTDs during a Parliamentary debate

July 2, 2012

Last week, UK Member of Parliament (MP) Jeremy Lefroy urged international action to combat neglected tropical diseases during a Parliamentary debate. A video of his statement can be viewed here.

Mr. Lefroy is also the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and NTDs (APPMG) and a member of the Sabin Foundation Europe Board of Trustees.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced its development of a new diagnostic test to detect the presence of the dengue virus.
Sri Lanka is one of the latest countries to experience an alarming rise in dengue cases. Recent news out of the country has been filled with stories of dengue prevention efforts and updates on the rapid spread of the disease.

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge laureates Deaton and De Quadros defend the advances made in reducing world poverty

June 25, 2012

The BBVA Foundation also released an announcement prior to a press conference featuring Dr. de Quadros, which you can view here.

Below find a press announcement released by the BBVA Foundation.

The BBVA Foundation presents its Frontiers of Knowledge Awards at a ceremony enthroning science and culture as motors of development

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Last week, with the battle cry “every child deserves a 5th birthday,” UNICEF and governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States convened the Child Survival Call to Action, a meeting to mobil

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