RESULTS Honors Dr. Peter Hotez for Poverty-Fighting Work
Sabin’s President, Dr. Peter Hotez, received the 2015 RESULTS Seeds of Hope Award on Sunday in Houston, Texas. Each year, this award honors a person in the Houston community who has made extraordinary contributions towards improving health, education or microfinance — the three pillars of RESULTS advocacy. This year’s award honored advances in Child and Maternal Health.
RESULTS selected Dr. Hotez for the award for his dedication to developing new vaccines for neglected but highly prevalent diseases, raising awareness of global health, engaging in vaccine diplomacy and educating young scientists and emerging doctors.
In addition to serving as President of Sabin, Dr. Hotez is the Director of the Sabin Product Development Partnership (PDP), the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, and serves as Chief of the Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology and the founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
As Director of the Sabin PDP, Dr. Hotez and his team are developing vaccine candidates to prevent a wide range of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) around the globe, and conducting studies to increase awareness about NTDs in developing countries and in the United States. Dr. Hotez was also instrumental in creating the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an innovative partnership dedicated to controlling the spread of NTDs in developing nations by providing available treatments.
NTDs are diseases of poverty that infect more than a billion of the world’s poorest people, causing disfigurement and disability and holding back the economic advancement of families, communities and countries around the world. Therefore, each child who is freed from the burden of NTDs has a better chance to grow and to thrive.
Sabin is proud to work alongside RESULTS toward our shared goal of improving health and reducing poverty through research and advocacy.