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27 January 2009

Controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases May Be Key To US Foreign Policy

from Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

Washington DC (SPX) Jan 28, 2009 - Stating that neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) not only promote poverty but also destabilize communities, former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson and Sabin Vaccine Institute President Peter Hotez call upon the public-health and foreign-policy communities to embrace medical diplomacy and NTD control as a means to combat terrorism in an article published in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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