NPR Profiles NTD Researcher Peter Hotez As Part Of #NPRWormWeek

NPR: #NPRWormWeek: The Scientist Who’s Waging A War On Worms
” ‘Some diseases have Bono or Angelina Jolie as their champions, but hookworm has only Peter Hotez.’ That’s what scientist and pediatrician Peter Hotez said about himself in a 2010 book, The Imaginations Of Unreasonable Men. So he’s not … modest. But ask people in the world of global health about his work to end diseases caused by hookworm and other parasitic worms and they’ll agree with his self-assessment. ‘He almost single-handedly put these diseases on the map,’ says Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of global health at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy research group. ‘His research and scientific expertise has made a global impact — not just in the U.S. but at the World Health Organization and elsewhere’…” (Gharib, 8/8).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.