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.
A paper co-authored by Sabin president Dr. Peter Hotez and published today inPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports on the disease burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in India and South Asia. The press release below describes some of the significant findings from the study and also suggestions from the authors about how to control NTDs in the region.

The Coalition against Typhoid fills a critical gap between research and action.

Great news in the world of global health! A recent clinical trial for an experimental malaria vaccine has yielded successful results in protecting a large number of children against malaria with minimal side effects.

Tomorrow over 200 million people in over 100 countries will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

Sabin Vaccine Institute President Dr. Peter Hotez is leading the research at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to develop the first-ever vaccine for Chagas disease.

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