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World Health Day

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.

FDA Approves Drug To Treat Tropical Disease Leishmaniasis

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a drug, Impavido, to treat the tropical disease leishmaniasis, which is caused by a paras...

Leishmaniasis: The Neglected Disease of War, Conflict, and Human Misery

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

One of the least known consequences of modern conflict in the Middle East and East Africa has been the widespread devastation that results from a tropical infection known as leishmaniasis.

Millions Of Afghans Suffering From Parasitic Skin Disease

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's health authorities Friday appealed for international help in dealing with a parasitic disease that is believed to threaten millions in t...