Neglected Tropical Disease Update

Professor Peter Hotez, one of the founders of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) movement, will discuss its evolution and progress that has impacted more than 1 billion of the world’s poorest people over the last two decades. NTDs include chronic and debilitating infections such as schistosomiasis, hookworm infection, river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, and scabies.

Dr. Hotez will discuss the work to accelerate mass treatment and new drug, diagnostic, and vaccine development for people living in extreme poverty, as well as the third edition of his book Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about the origins of the NTDs and how these conditions affect vulnerable populations living in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Review the impact of the NTDs on girls and women living in poverty and child development.
  • Explore the development of new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines and the key role of nonprofit product development partnerships.

About The Book:

Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development, 3rd Edition


The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are among the most common infections of the world’s poorest people and have profound ramifications on affected populations, including physical, mental, social, and economic. This third edition of Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases coincides with the third decade of the NTDs movement, which has given access to essential NTD preventative treatments and medications to more than 1 billion people.

Professor Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, one of the founders of the NTD movement, discusses how the NTD space evolved and control was implemented against these ancient scourges, through alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships. Read more and get your copy today.

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