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Baker Institute Reports Examine Ethical Considerations Of NTD Policies, Efforts In U.S., Mexico

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy: Ethical considerations for the creation a national NTD Policy
This report — written by Ana Iltis, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society at Wake Forest University and scholar at the Baker Institute, and Kirstin R.W. Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy — “highlights some of the central ethical issues pertaining to policy development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and argues that ethical considerations should be included in the policy development process” (2/29).

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy: Addressing NTDs in the U.S. & Mexico
Peter Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty; Kirstin R.W. Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy; and Jennifer Herricks, postdoctoral fellow in disease and poverty, all with the Baker Institute, “summariz[e] the key findings of the Baker Institute conference ‘The United States and Mexico: Addressing a Shared Legacy of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Poverty.’ This report reviews the impact and prevalence of NTDs in the United States and Mexico and addresses key policy challenges and make recommendations for reducing NTDs in these two countries” (2/15).

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