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By: Sabin Vaccine Institute  11-11-2011
Keywords: managing director, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Journal Of Medicine

Washington, DC – June 2, 2011 – A new perspective authored by Peter Hotez, Jeffrey Sachs and others in the New England Journal of Medicine reinforces the importance of integrating neglected tropical disease (NTD) control measures into existing control efforts for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Over 250,000 UNRWA school children in Gaza and the West Bank to benefit from a comprehensive deworming campaign that includes iron supplementation and education on preventive hygiene practices

Atlanta, GA (November 7, 2010) – The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) announced today that Dr. Peter Hotez, President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, assumed his role as Society President. Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, serves as Distinguished Research Professor and the Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

To take full advantage of recent increased financial commitments from some governments, international agencies, and philanthropies, accurate and up-to-date mapping of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) needs to be implemented to help improve the precision of decision-making in NTD control and elimination, says a new editorial, "The Global Atlas of Helminth Infection: Mapping the Way Forward in Neglected Tropical Disease Control," published July 27 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Washington, D.C. – Sabin Vaccine Institute announced today that Dr. Neeraj Mistry has been appointed Managing Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network).

PLos Neglected Diseases
The last issue of PLos includes an interesting editorial by Dr. Peter Hotez that highlights the need of a school solely dedicated to Neglected Diseases in our country.

Keywords: Journal Of Medicine, managing director, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Research Professor, Tropical Medicine,

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