The magnitude of the problem is significant…   
783 million people do not have access to safe water.
2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation.

Campaign Spending: What Else Can $2 Billion Buy?

Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez's latest editorial, titled “Campaign Spending: What Else Can $2 Billion Buy?” was recently published in the Huffington Post. The editorial discusses how the amount of money spent on this year’s presidential campaign could have also been used to treat and control NTDs in various regions around the world.

See the original article in the Huffington Post here.

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal Celebrates Fifth Anniversary by Announcing Geopolitics Collection, Call for Papers, and More

The open-access journal, PLoS NTDs, celebrated its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this great achievement, the journal compiled editorials and research papers published over the last five years to create a collection, called “The Geopolitics of NTDs.”

The collection focuses on the geographic distribution of NTDs by region to highlight the key differences as well as similarities between the diseases in different areas around the world.

Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez Discusses NTDs Live on CNN

Last Friday, Sabin president Dr. Peter Hotez was a featured guest on Soledad O’Brien’s CNN morning show “Starting Point.” On the show, Dr. Hotez discussed the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally and closer to home in the United States.

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Op-ed co-authored by Dr. Peter Hotez appears in The Atlantic

January 19, 2012 | The Atlantic

A Military Cutback We Can't Afford: Fighting Tropical Diseases

By Peter Hotez and James Kazura

Jan 19 2012, 8:06 AM ET

As long as we have a military presence in areas known for infectious diseases, we have to keep researchers working on improved treatments.

The Atlantic