Started in 2009, World Pneumonia Day was launched by a broad coalition of public and nonprofit organizations—including the Sabin Vaccine Institute and

This is the second post in a blog mini-series from the Dengue Vaccine Initiativeabout the collaborative work being done to ensure future access to dengue vaccines in developing nations.

This is the first of a blog mini-series from the Dengue Vaccine Initiative about the collaborative work being done to ensure future access to dengue vaccines in developing nations.

Dr. Peter Hotez featured in a video interview with Voice of America

November 3, 2011

Neglected Diseases Afflict S. Asia's Poor
By Vidushi Sinha

At a time when economists predict that South Asia's economy will grow, health experts point to hundreds of millions suffering from neglected infections, often as a result of poverty. In a series of new studies, researchers say many countries in South Asia bear a disproportionate burden of these diseases and have a need for new drugs and vaccines.

Voice of America

The Council on Foreign Relations recently created a new mapping tool that plots disease outbreaks caused by vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, polio and rubella.

The Hindu speaks with Dr. Peter Hotez: India facing heavy burden of neglected tropical diseases

November 1, 2011 | The Hindu

By Narayan Lakshman

Even as the world welcomed the seven billionth member of the global population this week, medical researchers warned that rapid-growth economies such as India’s still had a high proportion of morbidity with more than 290 million Indians suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

The Hindu

In two articles published today, Dr. Peter Hotez speaks out about the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) on people living in poverty in the United States.

Huffington Post Op-ed: A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America'

By Dr. Peter Hotez

Poor economic conditions have long been known to increase the risk of disease. But only recently have diseases of poverty, mostly associated with countries outside the United States, been recognized as a growing problem here at home.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) might sound foreign, but they can actually be found in pockets of poverty across the U.S., most prominently in what Arianna Huffington recently called "Third World America."

This article, written by Dr. Peter Hotez, president of Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, originally appeared in TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) e-news.

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