NTD Burden of Disease may be More than Double that of TB and Half that of Malaria
August 24, 2009
Dr. Ciro de Quadros, the Sabin Executive Vice-President, recently chaired the meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting on vaccine-preventable diseases. The meeting focused on the progress made in combating vaccinte preventable diseases such as pneumococcal and rotavirus in the region of the Americas. It also examined the emerging threat faced by the H1N1 (swine flu) virus and other issues related to the control and eradication of vaccine preventable diseases.
August 21, 2009
Soon after Peter Jay Hotez read Microbe Hunters, he convinced his parents to give him a microscope. By 14, he refined his career choice of microbiology to a life-long special interest in tropical diseases. At age 51, that interest continues to be a “passion.” Moreover, he considers those neglected tropical diseases “just as important as HIV/AIDS or malaria,” he says.