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Central African Republic and Its Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and poverty reinforce each other through mechanisms that involve reductions in workforce, food insecurity, and the health of girls and women.

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.

Science for the Poor: Making Vaccines to Combat Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Science can offer a lot to prevent these infections, thereby making poor people well enough to go back to work, children healthy and intellectually vibrant, and improving pregnancy outcomes.

Racing to Save the Eyesight of 84 Million People

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Last year, a horrible disease impaired and robbed 8 million people of their vision. Right now, 84 million people are infected with this disease. But there can also be cause for hope.