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Hookworm Pregnant Women

Saving 7 Million Pregnancies In Africa

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

An estimated 1,000 women die every day from pregnancy and childbirth complications, the majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. These regions have a disproportionally high burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). One NTD in particular, hookworm, has devastating effects for pregnant women.