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Hookworm

A New Malnutrition Vaccine for the World's Poor

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

For people living in the poorest countries in Asia, Oceana, Latin America and Africa, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) called hookworm is one of the leading causes of anemia. Today more than 400 million people suffer from hookworm, making it one of the most common conditions among people living in poverty.

Worms

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The new numbers suggest that almost every person living in a developing country is infected with worms, a consequence of the fact that the infective egg or larval stages of these parasites are practically ubiquitous in the soil.

Man Going Barefoot For A Year For 300 Million People Who Can't Afford Shoes

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact

It’s getting pretty cold in Kentucky and his job requires him to stand on his feet most days, but Richard Hudgins is not going to wear a pair of sho...

WATCH: Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne Can't Sit Through This Graphic Video

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

More than 1 billion people suffer from natural tropical diseases that are so devastating, advocates who want to help can barely sit through a short vi...

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

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.

Inspiring a Generation of Women to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It's not easy to introduce neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, to first time audiences. The truth is they may be the most important diseases of girls and women you have never heard of.

The London Declaration: A Tipping Point For The World's Poor

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

In London today, global health leaders announced an unprecedented commitment to control or eliminate 10 diseases by the end of this decade.