NTD Control Should Be Larger Component Of U.S. Policy In Latin America

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy
Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute

“…Overall, science and global health diplomacy as it pertains to NTDs in Latin America comprise a modest element of today’s U.S. foreign policy. … Ultimately it could be exciting to see how joint programs of NTD control and vaccine and other types of R&D might become front and center to U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America. Such programs represent an important, potentially highly productive, and yet largely untapped opportunity” (9/25).