Although advances in the control and elimination of neglected infections have been steadily increasing in the past decade—specifically with heightened interest by policy makers, governments, the World Health Organization (WHO), and private philanthropies—more can and must be done, says a new editorial, "'Manifesto' for Advancing the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases," published May 25 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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A debate published today in PLoS Medicine examines new approaches to tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with three viewpoints from experts in the field—including Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez—arguing which approach shows the most promise.
For a tiny fraction of the cost of maintaining a nuclear arsenal, the 11 nuclear power states (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, Iran, and possibly Syria) could eliminate neglected infections within their borders—which account for up to 50% of the global disease burden—and beyond, says a new editorial published April 27 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
George Washington University Students Sweep Contest for Individual and Group Campaigns
April 6, 2010: After months of creative fundraising efforts and hard work to raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), George Washington University students came in first place for both the individual and group campaigns for the Global Network’s signature grassroots initiative, the Just 50 Cents Campus Challenge.
The following is a statement from Dr. Peter Hotez, President, Sabin Vaccine Institute on the release of the Obama Administration’s FY11 Budget:
For far too long, devastating, debilitating and often deadly neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) impacting more than 1.4 billion people of the world’s poorest people have been ignored. If President Obama’s proposed FY11 budget is adopted, NTDs will no longer be neglected.