Cambridge, Mass — Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting Attracts Global Experts

Citation:

Lerner KL. Cambridge, Mass — Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting Attracts Global Experts. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). 2011.
Cambridge, Mass — Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting Attracts Global Experts

Abstract:

Cambridge, Mass--The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) – Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Meeting, held July 2011 in Cambridge, was the first global gathering of experts focusing on a group of diseases that globally afflict more than one billion people, yet receive only a fraction of the money and media attention directed towards AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis programs. 

Scott Halstead lectured on vaccine development and the global spread of Dengue at the conference. 
Discussions concerning the best use of funding and ways to spur awareness of NTD impacts, found 
passionate 
supporters
 who differed
 about 
whether 
basic 
science 
research, 
vaccine
 development, NGO treatment programs, or community- based public health programs should receive priority.  (more)

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